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China Direct Buying: The Most Profitable Products to Source from China

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“Made In China” goods are all around the world ranging from jeans to television sets. Historically, importers interested in China direct buying sourced mainly petroleum, textiles, and clothing. But nowadays, the export portfolio has increased to leather, travel goods, toys and games, electronics, machinery, footwear, and anything you can imagine....

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....

Sourcing from China: How to Perform a SWOT Analysis

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If you’re sourcing from China, you understand the importance of management and you are probably already evaluating your systems and processes on a regular basis to ensure that they are running optimally and according to your plans and your vision. (If you’re not, you really should.) SWOT stands for “Strengths,...

China Sourcing Alternatives: Is it time to move?

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Given the current climate surrounding China, various factors have caused importers to ask if sourcing from China is still the right choice for their supply chain. Uncertainty due to tariffs/Trade war, rising labor costs and COVID-19 have sparked a lot of concerns. Is it time to search for China sourcing...

Opening Your Own Sourcing Office: What does it take?

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It goes without saying – when you buy direct from China, you must have an excellent support system. Many companies secure this support by hiring a China sourcing agent or a China sourcing company. But for some companies, opening their own sourcing office makes the most sense. This requires an...

“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...

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