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Your Supply Chain

I wanted to take time in this article to write about an everyday need of a company selling consumer goods.   The importance of the supply chain, the people involved or associated with recruiting (staffing), managing (internal/external), training, educating, and living...

Manufacturing – Women’s Fashion Shoes

In this article i will cover everyday fashion shoes for women, reporting on the many types of suppliers in Mainland China, which started as an innocent visit with the brand owner (buyer) to the showroom to meet with the merchandisers, inspection staff, management, and...

Case Study – Training (Supply Chain)

The importance of training in your supply chain, this goes beyond the surface of the discussion to actually being there and making it happen for the image and integrity of your brand.  For the sake of this article I will focus on the supply chain and operations, the...

Case Study – The Human Resource Department

The challenges of human resources and recruiting professionals today is they have to take into consideration the gender, race, religion, and nationality of candidates as there are pressures from the outside and in, some are praised upon, well others just happen to be...

Bike, Hike, Bike

It's not about the trail, road, or path, it's about the journey.  It's not about the individual, it's about all the elements of life that give us character, how we treat others, lending a hand, giving support, inspiring, sharing, caring, respect, who we socialize...

China GTM (go-to-market) Strategy

I spent 20+ years doing business in Asia and 7 years living in China, travelling around Asia and watching the excitement of the growing markets and opportunities. For this article I will keep the focus to the “China GTM (go-t0-market) Strategy” and not look at other...

Case Study – The Inspection

This is a true story about the the inspection that never happened!!!  Its a true story about a foreign company with no presence in Asia (but lots of presence in North America), who spends hundreds a millions a year on products from Asia, but chooses to hire a 3rd...

Case Study – Leadership in Manufacturing

My apologies, I hope you are sitting down for this article as it's one of the longest I have ever written at 4200+ words.  I hope my message is not lost between the lines and you get a jist of "leadership in manufacturing".   If you need any clarifications or further...

Run Hike Run

This is my story of a "run hike run" through my everyday life as scene through the land, forest, and ocean. On a day when I run, hike, run to clear my mind, and go deep into contemplation about my thoughts and actions, while attempting to give back to the world that...