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The Most Valuable Lessons I’ve Learned about Price Reduction

Nov. 18, 2022
Finding cost savings, not negotiating harder with suppliers, is the holy grail.
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Risk Management Rarely Gets to the Root Cause

March 2, 2022
Questioning corporate practice is not this department’s forte.
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US Bravado on Trade Confounds Chinese

Feb. 15, 2022
Bolstered by manufacturing self-sufficiency, they see themselves as having more leverage on trade
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Supplier Goodwill toward OEMs Has Run Dry

Feb. 2, 2022
Years of being treated as the OEMs' personal slush fund has drained their trust.
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Offshoring Gone Wild: Stories from the Front

Jan. 13, 2022
Readers share experiences with Chinese business ethics.


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Bribes, and the Buyers Who Love Them

Dec. 1, 2021
Why I don't stand for the lavish 'gifts' that OEMs and suppliers bestow on each other in the name of doing business.
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‘We Are Not a Family’: Is It Any Wonder Workers Are Unhappy?

Nov. 12, 2021
The employee leg of the "three-legged-stool" has been shortened, one cut at a time.
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Schneider Electric to Build Three Plants, Hire 1,000+

Nov. 11, 2021
The energy management and automation specialist plans to invest in the El Paso area as well as Mexico and says it’s shortening its supply chain
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Supply Chain Tales from the Crypt

Oct. 29, 2021
US-China trade policy for the past 30 years was bound to end badly.