- File Size: 34725 KB
- Print Length: 361 pages
- Publication Date: February 9, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00ICE0KHY
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,365,716 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Essential Reference Guide to China Sourcing: A comprehensive guide to common pitfalls and best practices Kindle Edition
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I have had this book for about 3 years (although I wish I had come across it earlier) and till today I find myself frequently referring back, relating and applying the material covered in this book in my own china sourcing. I bring it along with me to China on all my trips. I find it to be a great asset to my collection of books as it's full of real-world practical information and examples. In my opinion the book is easy to read and high in value. If one was to acquire the amount of information covered in this book on their own, I feel you could easily spend 5-10+ years of trials and tribulations. I personally believe you will gain insight regardless if you are in the novice or professional stage.
On my last venture to Hong Kong, I had the opportunity to meet Mike and his fellow associates in person at the global sources trade show. I was delighted to have Mike autograph my personal copy of the book. I found that his nature, persona in real life were very sincere and complemented his character which I visioned of him from reading the book. I would like to thank Mike for the sound advice and for the privilege to meet with some of his team members and associates. Meeting and breaking bread with Charles and Prof. Neale was grand. Cheers for your commitment to doing great work.
Anyone who thinks that dealing with suppliers in China is a walk in the park and that they will walk out with the product they want at a great price is kidding themselves. This book helps navigate and eliminate the potential problems that can arise from any sourcing project in China.
On my most recent visit to China I met with Mike and some of his team and was impressed with their service offering and outlook. They clearly know exactly what they are talking about.
As a complete novice in this field, I was extremely impressed with the level of detail provided in the book on each step in the sourcing process. In addition, the different templates that are included in the book (for technical supplier evaluations, purchase orders, quality control, factory audits etc.) are alone worth the cost of the book.
I also appreciated the hundreds of practical tips that Mike provides throughout the book on different aspects of the sourcing process.
Although this book is primarily meant for clients looking to source from China, it should be useful for people who are sourcing from anywhere in Asia.
If you are a novice like me and have never sourced anything from China, this is the book that you should buy before doing anything else.
I experienced a few bad trades with China which threw me out of the industry. However, I'm now back in the game and reading this material has increased my confidence. It's common to make mistakes but this book is definitely designed to scale those risks down. I'm visiting China soon so I especially enjoyed the chapter that teaches you how to identify a good supplier. I will be applying all of his "tips" during my visits. I recently purchased the book at USD $162 before the price dropped to $58 but the templates themselves more than pay for the price!
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