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November 13, 2014

Quote Fatigue: When a RFQ Goes Round and Round

If you have been involved in global contract manufacturing for more than a few months inevitably you will hear the words, “Quote Fatigue.”  Quote Fatigue is when happens when a prospect submits an RFQ (Request for Quote) to a manufacturer for pricing, then another, then another, then another, without the manufacturer securing any new business.

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October 02, 2014

Is Vietnam the New China?

As the labor market tightens and salary prices continue to rise, many already manufacturing in China are looking south; to Vietnam. Global manufacturers are always looking for the next frontier. Years ago China became the ‘option’ for Japan for the same reasons Vietnam is becoming an attractive alternative to China.

So, why does it work to...

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September 23, 2014

It's Time to Plan for Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year (CNY) goes mostly unnoticed here in the US, but there is a very good reason you should pay close attention to and plan for the largest Chinese holiday of the year.

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September 18, 2014

7 Reasons Why You Will Soon Read, “Made in India”

Even if you are not in manufacturing you know that Chinese costs are going up. It’s in every newspaper, blog post, white paper, and each on-shoring article you read. So as cost rise manufacturers look to move production elsewhere. Countries like Vietnam, the United States, and Mexico are often top of mind solutions. What has been growing...

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