Tag Archive: china

Feb
08

Welcome Year of the Monkey – Preparing for Chinese New Year

Anyone involved in sourcing from China has likely been preparing for Chinese New Year for several weeks.  The “new year,” also known as the Spring Festival, is marked by the lunisolar Chinese calendar.  The festivities usually start the day before the new year and continue until the Lantern Festival, the 15th day of the new …

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Dec
18

Quality testing adventure… Evaluating strollers

They say you should walk 10,000 steps per day, and our engineers in China are hitting the mark as they road test these strollers through various road conditions. Sebastian Oarcea, Pro QC’s Chief Engineer, explains the evaluation in more detail below. Purpose:  To determine the functionality and performance of the strollers in a real-life operating …

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Mar
26

Intern insight

Before our intern, Melanie Rinehart, left for China, I had the pleasure of meeting with her.  Our Managing Director has a keen eye when it comes to recruiting passionate individuals.  Melanie is no exception. For the past several weeks, Melanie has been training in our Shenzhen office.  I wanted to reach out to her again for …

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Oct
29

Global Manufacturing: Current Reality & Emerging Trends

Companies sourcing from China and greater Asia have enjoyed relatively stable conditions for nearly 20 years. Unfortunately, conditions affecting raw materials, labor, logistics, quality, regulations and currency translations are now changing rapidly and inducing disruptions in supply chain structures across the region while also creating new opportunities in other countries. In Michael L. Hetzel’s most …

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Sep
09

The China Trip Wrap-Up (Resources/References)

Since returning from the offices in Shanghai, Ningbo and Shenzhen, I’ve put together several resourceful articles.  Pending content includes the video series, which I will be working on over the coming weeks.  Existing content includes: Facebook: Staff photos (The Team) Sights (Around the World) Blog articles: How it all started… An interview with Pro QC’s …

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