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China Supply Chain Management: Dare to Delegate


Napoleon said “If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.” So why delegate? Does it even make sense?  We know that managers (even Napoleon) delegate. That is pretty much a definition of management. But why?  And how? We previously wrote a blog about Hiring Teams vs. Individuals and...

China Sourcing How-To: Performing a Good Pre-Shipment Inspection (PSI)


The importance of the PSI All inspections are important, but if there is only one inspection that can or must be made on a shipment, it is this one: the Pre-shipment Inspection or the “PSI”. The objective of the PSI is to verify that the goods you have ordered have...

The Mysterious Payment Methods a Factory Might Ask For


'Do you take Venmo?' Unfortunately, no. But don't worry, paying for your order is less uncomfortable when you understand the different options. Wire Transfers or Telegraphic Transfer (T/T) For large transactions, a wire transfer is the fastest way to pay a supplier in China. It is accepted by all Chinese...

5 Things I wish I Could have Known Before Establishing a China Supply Chain


We were all new importers at one time even if some of us (not me!) are now wise and savvy with our years of experience. We all remember things we wish we had known when we first started sourcing from China.  Today, we see new importers popping up everywhere, they...


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