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Mike Bellamy
Mike Bellamy

Advisory Board Member & Featured Blogger at the not-for-profit China Sourcing Information Center (www.ChinaSourcingInfo.org). Author of “The Essential Reference Guide to China Sourcing” and founder of PassageMaker Sourcing Solutions. Mike is co-founder of CSA, the China Sourcing Academy.

How to keep sourcing projects moving forward

Buyers are often focused on saving money, but it’s equally important to find ways to save time. My friend and China expert Whit Kelly has come up with four common...

How to prepare an inspection check list?

A picture is worth a 1000 words. In this case a cartoon answers a 1000 question. During my 10+ years in China I have been preaching that if buyers remember only one...

How to evaluate a potential vendor’s quality system?

Most everybody knows that it is wise to get a feel for a potential supplier’s ability to produce a given product BEFORE placing a PO, but not every buyer knows how to...

Hands-on vs. Hands-off sourcing

“e-sourcing” is a buzz word in the industry these days.  The concept is that a buyer can leverage online tools to find and manage vendors in China. It sounds great...

A remedy for ill communications

Here is a template (forged with my own blood sweat and tears) to improve e-mail correspondence among your staff / suppliers in China. If you communicate globally via...

Lessons from YiWu

At a recent trade show, I met a new-to-China buyer who purchases generic electronics from across the PRC.  He looked very nervous when he came to me for help. He said:...

Crash course in Chinese VAT

Many readers of my recent blog post entitled “Another change to the VAT system in China.  A minor impact for most buyers and a massive impact for some buyers.  An...

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