Tag Archive: sourcing

Mar
31

Negotiating in the global marketplace

An article recently posted to Inc. discusses charts by Richard Lewis that “reveal how to negotiate with people from around the world.” As a third-party quality provider, this is a key value for us because we absolutely agree that cultural considerations are key in negotiation and general business activities and it can be a significant …

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Oct
29

Global Manufacturing: Current Reality & Emerging Trends

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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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May
16

Managing quality in long distance supply chains

Michael L. Hetzel, Pro QC’s VP/Americas, partnered with GlobalAutoIndustry earlier today to share some insight and recommendations regarding managing quality in long distance supply chains. The seminar, which was hosted by GlobalAutoIndustry.com, touched on a wide range of quality challenges unique to those engaged in international procurement.  Michael reviews the cost issues and various considerations for …

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Oct
17

Ever wonder what happens during a product quality inspection?

Pro QC’s Shenzhen, China office provides an on-site demonstration of in-process and pre-shipment quality inspections. Comments and suggestions are always welcome and appreciated!  Our goal is to provide valuable content to those interested in learning more about quality related concepts and processes that we have over 20 years of experience providing.

Jun
29

How do you select the right suppliers?

Selecting suppliers is undoubtedly one of the most challenging tasks organizations contend with.  Between finding, evaluating and selecting suppliers that will meet existing needs with room to grow doesn’t have to be an arduous process.  While requirements do vary greatly depending on industry, company size, demand, etc., the process of supplier selection can be simplified using a …

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