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Jul 18, 2012

Marketability of Private Label Products Sourced from China

As a company who helps others source from China. We know being successful in receiving a quality product saleable for the western world requires...
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Jul 11, 2012

How to Return Malfunctioning Product back to China

One of the main questions surrounding industrial product sourcing from China remains, how do I return substandard product? Buyers want the benefits...
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Jul 5, 2012

Hands-on Approach for Ensuring Quality

Receiving consistent quality from Chinese manufactures is a never ending battle for organizations sourcing products from overseas. However there are...
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Jun 27, 2012

Business vs. Quality Decisions

Deciding to switch your supplier requires analysis of many statistical factors before drawing a conclusion of go or no go. In this case, deciding to...
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Chinese Summer Blackouts

Jun 20, 2012

Chinese Summer Blackouts

As summer officially starts today, this is the perfect time to shed some light on China’s expected summer power shortage. Power consumption has...
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Jun 14, 2012

Negotiating Yourself Out of Products

One of the most time consuming aspects of industrial product sourcing is negotiation. Specifically when it involves months of back and forth,...
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Jun 6, 2012

11 Incoterms You Should Know

Purchasing from China and other parts of Asia isn’t exactly a cake walk. We know that. Even after the work is completed locating and developing...
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May 30, 2012

The Humanization of Traditional Sourcing

There’s a movement taking place among companies who source their products from offshore. In the past, labor was abundant and therefore...
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May 16, 2012

The 3 Levels of Final Product Inspection

Last week I was reading how the Chinese tax department internally grades its organizations they review. Not unlike North America, there are companies...
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May 9, 2012

Lead Time Purgatory

As an importer of industrial products, we are continually striving to find better ways to control our lead times from China. Not only is it important...
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