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 in theory, but in practice a dose of “old school” sourcing is often needed as well.  In his recently blog posts “Hands-on buyers: qualifying factories…

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Seconds from Sourcing Disaster

In 5 words or less: Don’t be stupid. Executive Summary: Do your due diligence/audits on potential suppliers BEFORE you send money and make sure you check the quality before the goods ship out of China. Full Article: Would you buy a used car without taking it for a drive, even if the dealer was well…

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