Manufacturing Blog

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The Intrepid Sourcing Blog provides you with valuable insights.
Our manufacturing blog revolves around topics connected to the sourcing and production of physical goods. We regularly publish blog posts on related issues such as common manufacturing problems, sourcing strategies, procurement in overseas, supply chain management, and production project planning tips. The geographical focus of our manufacturing blog lies on Asia under special consideration of China, which remains the biggest and most popular manufacturing outsourcing destination. Our objective for this manufacturing blog is to provide you with practically applicable information that is based on popular theories and our experience managing the supply chain for various goods and clients. Don’t forget to also check out our trade wiki and industry reports.
 
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plastic categories
23
Aug

How to Distinguish Between Different Kinds of Plastic

Plastic is a versatile material that comes in many different shapes. This articles provides an overview about what different kinds of plastic exist and how they are delineated.
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Electronics Industry 3 - Intrepid Sourcing
11
Aug

Semiconductors and How They Work

Semiconductors are the central building block of all modern electronics. This article gives a brief overview about the basic principle that semiconductors work with and what the chemical elements are relied on most commonly nowadays. 
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Logstics, Transportation
24
Jul

China’s Infrastructure Projects

Targets set out by the Chinese government have recently focused on infrastructure projects. Amid high competition from other Asian countries such as India economically, infrastructure should be an area which sets China apart.
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IPR
18
May

Entering the Chinese Market

Success in China is all but guaranteed. Many large international companies have tried entering the Chinese market and failed. However, do not be discouraged. Learn from the mistakes of Western market leaders.
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Start 0 - Intrepid Sourcing
18
Mar

A Tough Nut to Crack: The Chinese Market

With continued growth and a rising level of disposable income among citizens, large profits can be made. However, naivety and inexperience has stopped many over-arrogant multinational entities from solving the puzzle.
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Aerial view industry factory of Urumqi
01
Mar

China’s 5 Year Renewable Energy Plan

China has announced a $365bn investment into renewable energies.  Fossil fuels may have been the previous driver of the manufacturing revolution. By 2020, this reliance should shift towards cleaner fuels.
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Law - Intrepid Sourcing
07
Feb

Different Risks of Doing Business with China

Risk comes in all shapes and forms. Risk is present domestically and internationally. Occasionally, the risks outweigh the benefits of outsourcing to China. However, in the vast majority of cases China wins.
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Chinese Economy in 2017 what is in the cards
04
Jan

Chinese Economy in 2017

The Chinese economy in 2017 appears uncertain. Analysts originally predicted a turbulent year for the economy in 2016. All signs have pointed towards to economic stabilization as of late. However, 2017 could hold unexpected changes.
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China's economy such as women working for the airline
28
Dec

Emerging Industries: Hold The Key To China’s Economy

China's economy is thriving. Growth has slowed, yet growth rates are still higher than the majority of Western nations. The large population enables China to create powerful economic output. Manufacturing, agriculture and services have traditionally been major industries driving China's economy. However, the transitioning economic environment is seeing a shift towards a heavier service reliant than present.
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