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10 Common Mistakes Made by Foreign Buyers in China- Mistake 1: Poorly defined specs

First in a 10 part series of common mistakes made by foreign buyers in China Mistake 1: Poorly defined specs Where “Design for Manufacturing” leads to “Design from Supplier”. You decide to go to the factory direct and give the supplier freedom to handle the product design, such as deciding on the materials packaging layout. [...]

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…and this is why knowledge is power

I had an email from a company in Toronto this morning asking for help with a supplier that was not shipping their product from China as promised. Their vendor insisted on payment prior to shipping and now has given no reason why the shipment is delayed, even though they have shipped to this Toronto firm [...]

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EMC KW/Cambridge SIG: A Swine time at Conestoga Meat Packers!

Our May SIG event was hosted by Conestoga Meat Packers.  Conestoga Meat Packers is a vertically integrated processor of premium quality, fresh pork. Based in Southwestern Ontario Canada, they supply the Canadian market with wholesome, delicious pork since 1982. They are owned and supplied by a co-operative of 150 Southern Ontario family farmers who got [...]

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EMC: KW/Cambridge networking and best practice sharing in a minty environment

Our March host was Taylor and Grant who provided some great benchmarking and best practice sharing for our event. Taylor and Grant is a quality manufacturer of breath mints, chocolates and hard candies enjoyed throughout the United States, Canada and abroad. The company opened its doors in June of 1993 producing personalized corporate food gifts [...]

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EMC: Great networking and best practice sharing event at Boehmer Box

Over 70 individuals representing a cross section of ages, work experiences and industries joined EMC at a great networking and best practice sharing event this month at Boehmer Box. Sr. Managers: During the Senior Manager’s session the participants were provided with an overview of the business, challenges and future outlook.  Some of the challengers and [...]

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