How Can a Sourcing Company Help Hotel/Motel Project Managers/Owners?

Sourcing in China for Hotel Management

Why Hotel and Motel Project Managers/Owners need a Sourcing Company One of the biggest challenges that hotel/motel owners and project managers face, is building, or renovating a property within a budget. Everything from labor and equipment to materials, furniture and décor can cost excessive amounts of money, which is why many of them turn to…

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10 Top Tips for Coordinating a Supply Chain in China

Supply Chain Mamagement In China

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

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Exclusive Video: How to Manage Chinese Suppliers

Manage Chinese Suppliers

Tips and Strategies: How to Manage Suppliers in China Raw Video:  The ABC’s of sourcing: managing Chinese suppliers As presented at the Australia International Sourcing Fair in Melbourne (Nov 2014) Topics Covered: • Establishing trust in business relationships in China • Effective communications with your Chinese supplier • Quality control in China • Making payments…

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A very unique marketing message: Chinese salesman offers tips on how buyers can manage their supply chains when dealing with factories, like his, that have no project management.

Today I received an email from a Chinese salesperson named Peter Lou at a metal fabrication factory introducing his firm in hopes I would consider placing an order.  I get a lot of emails like that, but what made this one interesting is that he had a unique sales pitch. Excerpts are posted below.  He…

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Be Smart, not Sorry, when Drawing up Contracts.

This morning, I spoke with a client. He said he needs a simple supply contract to use for his sourcing business in China. I sent him a checklist, so that he can let me know what he expects the contract to specify. He replied that he needed quick advice, he can’t sit and write all…

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Best of February at AQF

In the midst of Chinese New Year, Asia Quality Focus didn’t miss a beat.  AQF gave us a look at various areas inside inspecting within sourcing. AQF told us of a new directive the EU will begin following, summer 2013.  AQF reinforced the importance of environmental audits.  They gave us a distinct comparison between OEM…

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