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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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cluster manufacturing with people at tables
26
Dec

Cluster Manufacturing in China

Business clusters are found globally. From Silicon Valley to your neighborhood. Cluster manufacturing is not much different, but China implements it best.
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business in china usually works in a grey area
23
Dec

Business in China

Individuals and companies around the world can recognise the potential conducting business in China offers. The land of opportunity attracts many global minds and many believe it is where the most money can be made. However, Westerners can be put-off by the vast differences between their nation and China, represented by a fear of the unknown. This article will provide a few tips to help put your mind at ease, and encourage you to make that leap.
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a look at the PMI sees tremendous growth
22
Dec

Analysts Predict Positive End To The Calendar Year

China’s manufacturing industry going to hold onto an unexpected expansion during November. Signalled by China's PMI revealing another continuous month of expansion in the manufacturing industry. A poll by Reuters revealed activity levels within factories continued to increase
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workers on a magazine cover as China joining the WTO
22
Dec

China joining the WTO: Looking Back 15 Years On

15 years ago when the world saw China joining the WTO (World Trade Organisation) analysts could not predict what followed. Vast economic growth, rising income levels and quality of life, and China becoming a global power.
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Networking Supplier
20
Dec

Networking To Find A Chinese Supplier

Finding a reliable, trustworthy and cost effective supplier can be a difficult task. Online directories advertise thousands of different company profiles. However, despite there being a large volume, quality can still be rare. Due diligence can be a costly and long process. Whittling down the prospective list of suitable suppliers may be too large of a task for the job required. Networking to find a supplier may be an ideal solution.
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Chinese New Year with red lanterns
15
Dec

Chinese New Year 2017

Total production shutdowns usually last up to one month. Factory workers enjoy taking an extended break. The Chinese New Year may only last 2 weeks, but production levels only return to normal by 3-4 weeks after Chinese New Year.
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China PMI for the month of december
12
Dec

Government Economic Statement For 2017

Following recent positive December PMI results analysts speculated a change in economic targets for China. The Communist Party of China currently ruling the country has recently announced future plans in the economic statement. Challenging major tasks await on the road ahead. Economic growth will depend on combating these areas.
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China trade rivalry Relación comercial entre Estados Unidos y China
24
Nov

Will A China-US Rivalry Destroy Free Trade?

With the US presidential election about to come to an end, many Chinese experts are predicting several negative impacts to hit the US China trade relationship. This relationship can at best be described as frosty over the course of history. Despite this, the future following this year’s election looks even colder.
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manufacturing quality in China
23
Nov

What Happened to Low Quality Chinese Factories?

China has a reputation when it comes to manufacturing quality, and it's not a pleasant one. However, the reality is most of the risk can be avoided.
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