10 Top Tips for Coordinating a Supply Chain in China

10 Years: The 10 top tips for coordinating a China supply chain

Insider's look at how to find and manage suppliers in China

A comprehensive tutorial designed to help professional buyers improve their strategic sourcing and supply chain management

China Sourcing Academy (CSA) lecturer Mike Bellamy has been blogging for a decade. CSA selected the best 100+ posts (covering 18 different sub-topics) from his various blogs for their relevance to international buyers doing business with China. Each week we pick a topic and offer the best post about that topic pulled from Mike’s 100+ posts.

In other words, we hope to bring you the best of the best from the past decade of blogs!

project coordination & communication

Essential tools for project management, vendor coordination and cross culture communication

Sub topics to be covered in the series: Coordinating a Supply Chain in China, General Sourcing, Safe Payment Practices, VAT, Exclusivity & Distributor Agreements, Contracts & Legal Issues, Intellectual Property, Supplier Validation/ Due Diligence/ RFQ, Logistics, Quality Assurance, Project Management/ Vendor Coordination/ Communications, Ethics, Avoiding Scams, Middlemen/Agents/ Consultants/Trading Companies/ Brokers, Business Formation, Small Order Issues, Labor Rates, Engineering, Compliance

This week’s topics selected blog posts:

Project Management/ Vendor Coordination/ Communications

How to keep sourcing projects on schedule

How to clarify specifications and avoid surprises?

Gantt Charts

Seconds from Sourcing Disaster

Lessons from YiWu

A remedy for ill communications

How to keep sourcing projects moving forward

Techniques to access the truth about your supplier

What is the normal practice for requesting samples from manufacturers in China?

A Good Practice…Summarize the Conversation.


1 Comment

  1. Kathy Castle on April 2, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    Thank you for this valuable information. My company would like to perform software projects in China. This tutorial includes enough resources.

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