Dealing with suppliers is perhaps the most challenging part of sourcing. It’s where your negotiation skills are put to the test, and the outcome can have enormous repercussions for your business. Here are five practical tips for successfully negotiating with suppliers and handling the situation when they throw curveballs at you. Communicate with suppliers In […]
by Renaud Anjoran Many productions have been transferred to China over the past 25 years. Some are getting transferred out of China to places like Vietnam or Thailand these days. And, of course, not all Chinese factories are doing a great job, so there is a great deal of switching from one to the next. […]
As global supply chains hit the bottleneck amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the gap between supply and demand of personal protective equipment or PPE, medical devices and testing kits is widening at an accelerating rate. Buyers are racing to find surgical masks, face shields, goggles, gloves, body suits, thermometers, respirators, and laboratory and ICU equipment fast […]
Sourcing never stops – even in a pandemic. But how can you adapt to preserve your supply chain, control costs, and protect your business? Click here to download Sourcing During Crisis, a PDF ebook from Global Sources. Source the latest products from verified suppliers via Global Sources online, and subscribe […]
By Renaud Anjoran As I wrote before, I believe that a good implementation of ISO 9001 does help a manufacturer quite a bit, while a bad one will only create issues.