Archive for Sourcing

Recruiting Risks vs Supplier Risks

Recruiting risks are often not given enough emphasis. Supplier risk is usually in the trustworthiness of the supplier alone. However, the raw materials do not lie or deceive, so you do not face the double risk. Investing investing in your people is good business let’s look at two aspects Recruiting Risks are Greater than Supplier Risks […]

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Posted in: China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Culture Development, Sourcing, Team Development

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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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World Class Employees? What They Are. What They Are Not.

I know a Western stock held company in North China whose Western GM told me he has three World Class Employees who can get work anywhere in the world. Picture of a World Class Employee? His HR Manager is one he names.  For the last 8 years she has worked with impressive professionalism. In the […]

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Posted in: China Recruitment - Getting Good People, External Stakeholders, Motivating Workers, Sourcing, Team Development

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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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Sustainable Sourcing in Emerging Markets like China

Christopher Game at Procurement Leaders has up a post that is worth deciphering.   He uses vague terminology to avoid being judgmental in these emerging markets, but he is very clear on what he sees. Check it out here.  I paste a few points below. Parenthetical points are mine. Ask for references from customers of similar […]

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