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China Sourcing Office Common Challenges

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When sourcing from China, to maximize your profits, ensure predictability and reliability, and make sure your interests are protected, you need to have a good team. Many companies get a “sourcing team” either by hiring agents or independent contractors. But for some companies, this means opening their own China sourcing...

China Sourcing Services: The 5 steps to sourcing success – Part 3

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This week’s blog is the final part of a three-part series on CPG’s China Sourcing Services Services, which provides you, the importer, with an expert sourcing team in China (Read Part 1 and Part 2).   As discussed, implementing the China Sourcing Solution comprises the following five steps:    Step 1: Understanding...

China Sourcing Services: The 5 steps to sourcing success – Part 2

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This week’s blog is Part 2 in a three-part series on CPG’s China sourcing services, which provides you, the importer, with what is, in effect, your own branch office and team in China. As discussed last week, implementing the China Sourcing Solution comprises the following five steps: Step 1: Understanding...

China Sourcing Services: The 5 steps to sourcing success – Part 1

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At CPG, we implement our Sourcing Solution to achieve optimal China sourcing services for you, the importer. Our solution provides your own branch office in China—full of dedicated staff and experienced specialists to execute your sourcing vision responsibly—without the management burden.  What are the steps to getting started? Implementing the...

Supply Chain Management in China: Building Resiliency

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If your supply chain management in China is delivering decent results, it is common for even the most experienced importers to feel as though they do enough to manage it. Many importers are busy CEOs focused on many other things aside from their sourcing program. A competitive supply chain requires...

Supply Chain Management in China for Omnichannel Retail

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Over the years, numerous retail enterprises have been transitioning towards online stores and shopping, with the pandemic acting as a catalyst for this transformation within the realm of supply chain management in China. For the end user, this meant new choices and new experiences, real multiple channels to buy merchandise....

Nightmarish Tales of China Sourcing: Time, Money, and Toy Dolls Gone Rogue

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Once upon a time, in a world where every product seemed to bear the tag “Made in China,” there existed a treasure trove of China-sourcing horror stories. These stories will make you cringe, shrink, and pity the companies involved. From recalls that threatened global giants to rogue toy dolls in...

The Importance of Product Categorization: Part two – How to Categorize Products When Purchasing in China

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In our last blog, we discussed why product categorization is important. It ensures products meet requirements and quality standards when purchasing in China. In this blog, we will describe how CPG employs this process. CPG categorizes products based on two aspects: Industry and Product Maturity. Categorization Based on Industry Industrial:...

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