Archive for External Stakeholders

Staying Out of Both Sourcing Ditches and a Market Opening Too

The Procurement Leaders have a great  blog up especially if you like the Wright Brothers. Take a look at the whole thing here. They note that complicated SLA’s ultimately mean that important things are not focused on enough.  Well said. I also think we need to consider our life here in China.  Simplifying contracts is […]

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Japan and China in Quick Historical Comparison and Contrast

Some of the things happening in China and happened in Japan are similar and some are not. Let’s take a look at a comparison. Japan in ’70 & ’80”s China in ’00’s and ’10’s 1 Government development policy focused on infrastructure Same 2 Followed an export model of development Same 3 Focused in manufacturing for […]

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Posted in: China, Chinese Culture, Customers, External Stakeholders, Market Entry

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Strategic Sourcing in China

Good leadership certainly requires good thinking on sourcing. Naturally, many of us started in China by relying on cheap labor and correspondingly shocking low prices.  Some of us became used to buying  on price while keeping a close eye on quality. Today the story has changed or is changing.  Barry at the China Sourcing Blog wrote […]

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