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Cheap Chinese Suppliers: Beware of those with the Lowest Prices!

If you’ve been sourcing suppliers from China for any length of time you will know that there is a very wide range of pricing options. Cheap Chinese suppliers may be attractive, but with lower prices comes a unique set of … Continue reading

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Exploring Product Development Agreements For Importers [Podcast]

In This Episode… If you are developing a new product that is going to be manufactured in China or other Asian countries then there’s a good chance that you have product IP that needs to be protected unless the product … Continue reading

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What Is A Process FMEA and When To Use It? [Template]

Process FMEAs are so useful for businesses who are serious about reducing risk in design or production… and so poorly conducted in China. But before we explain how to conduct yours, just what is a Process FMEA in the first … Continue reading

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Quality System Audits vs. Process-Specific Audits

In this article, I want to contrast conventional quality system audits based on ISO 9001, and what I call process-specific audits. Why are each beneficial to importers, and what are the drawbacks you might find with them?

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