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“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...

Robotic labor: the future of manufacturing in China?

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Yaskawa Electric Corporation, a Japanese manufacturer of industrial robots, recently announced its plans to build the world’s largest robot manufacturing plant in Changzhou located in the Jiansu Province of China. Only a couple decades ago, robots existed only in sci-fi movies and our imaginations. Today, companies like Yaskawa manufacture thousands...

Sourcing Guitar Parts from China

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It is quite shocking really when you think about the number of parts needed to make a guitar; almost like one of those flat-pack Ikea desks except the end product is much more fun to play with. Building a guitar is generally quite straightforward (with the right knowhow) at the...

Sourcing furniture from China

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Sourcing furniture from China The furniture business is what you would call a quiet industry in the business world. You won’t see headlines about furniture on a daily basis, but everyone’s subconsciously talking about it. Everyone uses a piece of furniture on a daily basis, whether it be a chair,...

Sourcing Tires from China

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Sourcing Tires from China The tire industry in China has seen incredible opportunity and expansion in the last few years and has emerged globally as the largest manufacturer, exporter, and consumer of tires. Chinese domestic demand for automobiles can be attributed for the lion share of the success of the...

Investment Casting Basics

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Investment casting, which is also known as “lost-wax casting” is one of the oldest manufacturing processes still in use today. Originally, beeswax was used to create the form around which a ceramic mold would be created, but today the technique has advanced far beyond as now “high-technology waxes, refractory materials,...

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