Hitchcock and Sourcing in China

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I had an odd thought develop on my way from Shanghai to Guangzhou; comparing sourcing in China to one of my favorite film directors, Alfred Hitchcock. I was traveling to a factory that I have worked with for four years, to inspect a new item that had never been produced before. I have a very comfortable and easy relationship with … Read More

Why Not Source China over the Net?

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There are serious direct to factory portals to Chinese factories on the web like  www.alibaba.com andwww.made-in-china.com. So why would a resourceful, entrepreneurial CEO want to use a sourcing service like Avela Corporation when they can make the direct contacts themselves? The same reason you hire a consultant when you are not operating within your core competency. We have feet on the … Read More

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