Don’t Get Ripped Offshoring – Lessons from the Road

In International Business and offshoring, countless executives complain that Chinese factories deliver the wrong products, defective materials, items not made to specifications and shipments delivered late.
There are horror stories of knockoffs and counterfeit pieces. “We hired a firm to make our staplers, and now the factory is selling staplers directly to our clients!”

Here is the first of 11 strategies to employ to prevent this from happening to you.

• Ask yourself: Why did you think this would be easy?

This may sound psychological, but is a fair question to ask. If making lounge chairs is difficult in Cincinnati,Ohio, why would someone think it’s easy, say, in Malaysia? The language, culture, currencies and laws are different. It’s also thousands of miles away. Managing factory workers can be a difficult task in any country and much more difficult in countries where you don’t have experience. Rad the full article at http://lessonsfromtheroad.com

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