Middlemen In China

10 Years: 7 ways middleman have messed up China sourcing projects 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…

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Best of CSIC network 11.4.2014 to 12.1.2014 Top Blog Posts of the Month related to Sourcing, QC, Legal and Supply Chain Management Editor’s Picks from Sourcing & Supply Chain Management Blog Posts Video: How to Register, Protect, Monitor & Enforce Intellectual Property (IP) Rights in China Video: Contracts & Payments: 10 Lessons learned the hard…

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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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Supply Chain Management In China

Supply Chain Management in China Readers of my blog often write in to ask for introductions to sourcing agents and consultants who can help to find and manage vendors.  Here are the four options if you are looking for sourcing support. Option one: Engage a Large Sourcing Agency (www.PSSchina.com for example). They focus on medium-large…

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In light of the recent horsemeat scandal we thought we’d take this time to go over some key points about quality assurance and the importance of proper third parties and inspections. For those who are just now joining the horsemeat discussion, here’s some quick facts: In late January it was announced that some meat products, labeled…

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