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“Made In China”: Improving the Standards and Quality – Part 4

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Previously, we wrote about how sourcing from China got its reputation for poor quality. This week’s blog discusses how a series of consumer product recalls actually led to improving the standards of supply chain management in China. As our last blog in this series indicated, the notion that goods made...

“Made in China”: The Negative Perception of China Direct Buying– Part 3

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We recently started a blog series on the perception of Chinese goods being of poor quality (See Part 1 & Part 2). But is this a myth or reality? In this week’s segment, we’ll delve deeper into supply chain management in China and explore the source of this notion and...

“Made in China” Pt 2 – Background of China Sourcing and Production

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As we wrote in our last blog, “Made in China” – Quality and Perception: Intro, China sourcing has historically been associated with cheap goods with questionable quality. In this blog series, we’ll explore how China ended up with this reputation and what technological and economic advancements they have made to...

“Made In China” – Quality & Perception when China Sourcing

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In August 2010, the Wall Street Journal reported on a “$30 million Glass Pavilion [built as] a symbol of America’s ‘Glass City’” in 2006 in Toledo, Ohio. However, this monument, meant to celebrate the city’s great manufacturing past of quality glass, actually was built using glass sourced from China. The...

Made In China Quality and Perception: The 12th 5 Year Plan – Part 5

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In the last blog installment we published of this series, Made In China Quality and Perception: Improving Standards and Improving Quality – Part 4, discussed the recovery China made after dealing with major quality scandals and recalls between 2007 and 2008. This week, we continue the series and will examine...

Made In China Quality and Perception: Improving Standards and Improving Quality – Part 4

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Last week, we wrote about how China got its reputation for poor quality. This week’s blog discusses how a series of consumer product recalls actually led to the improved quality of Chinese-made goods. As our last blog in this series indicated, the notion that goods made in China are of...

Made in China Quality & Perception: The Source of Negative Perception – Part 3

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In February we started a blog series on the perception of Chinese goods being of poor quality (See Part 1 & Part 2). But is this a myth or reality? In this week’s segment, we’ll delve deeper into this topic and explore the source of this notion and its impact...

“Made in China” – Quality and Perception: Background of Chinese Production and Exports

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As we wrote in our last blog, “Made in China” – Quality and Perception: Intro, China has been known as a source for cheap goods with questionable quality for years. In this blog series, we’ll be exploring how China ended up with this reputation and what technological and economic advancements...

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