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Ethical China Supply Chain Management Recruitment

Hi, Today I want to talk ethics focus in recruiting which is needed for ethics in your operation. Let us think about two sites that are talking about Ethical China Supply Chain Management which is tightly related to China Supply Chain Manager Recruitment In the first article China Business Review talks about the Milk Scandal […]

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Posted in: China, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Quality, Sourcing

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Our Ears are More Valuable Than We Imagine

Here is the first paragraph of a fine post by the Procurement Leaders: Perhaps the least appreciated, but among the most important tools procurement executives can have are their ears. That’s because listening to others in the organization – particularly the individual business stakeholders – is the first and most critical step in understanding corporate […]

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Posted in: Leadership, Quality, Sourcing

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What can we learn from the Great Wall and Chery Australian Recall?

An international auto news outlet says the Chinese automakers have been hugely hurt and the whole Made in China push has been set back. See article here Another gives us what these Chinese companies have said. See here Chery said workers accidentally chose a wrong batch as asbestos is not banned in China.  Great Wall […]

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Posted in: China, Quality, Sourcing

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Expectations, Expectations, Expectations

Just read a great article over at China News Brief on the interior of China and JV’s.  Take a look here. I only want to talk about one thing they mentioned though I liked the whole article. They mentioned in a couple different ways and finally used the word,  expectations.  Surely, in hiring, in customer […]

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Posted in: China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Customers, External Stakeholders, Leadership, Negotiating, Quality, Sourcing

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Chinese Business/Negotiation as War

Foreign Entrepreneurs has a good post up on negotiating in China. I would adjust a little but overall a very good post.  Go find it here Vincent F. Yip, in the blog,  mentions that Chinese see negotiation as war. Ah…He further notes Sunzi’s 36 Strategies for war and life which many use in business. He […]

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

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Factory Due Diligence II – Choosing More Than Ability

There are two types of Due Diligence.  One is where you are choosing from 4 or more possible companies and have some sense of choice. Another would be where you have little choice and that takes another tack, but today lets talk about when you can choose. You need quality, talent, reliability, teachability, transparency, and […]

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Posted in: China, Chinese Culture, Quality, Sourcing

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Suppliers, What Does It Take To Get Quality, A Sample

Foreign Entrepreneurs has been doing quite a few posts recently, and this one is worth checking out. Find the whole post here. I list one point here as an example. 10. Monitor small factories very closely. They often have no established management system. So either you trust the boss to personally look after your orders […]

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Posted in: External Stakeholders, Quality, Sourcing

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Merging Culture and Strategy I

Mike Myatt at Forbes put up a well thought out article on Culture vs Strategy and which is preeminent. Even the comments have some merit, so I recommend taking a look via the link, but I summarize below. He dislikes the either/or sense of most Strategy/Culture discussions. I appreciate how he notes the misdirection that […]

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Posted in: Culture Development, Leadership, Motivating Workers, Quality

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