[Poorly Made in China An Insider's Account of the Tactics Behind China's Production Game] New ☆ Paul Midler


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  • Poorly Made in China An Insider's Account of the Tactics Behind China's Production Game
  • Paul Midler
  • English
  • 21 November 2019
  • 9780470928073

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  1. says: Paul Midler Ï 6 Read Review Õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ï Paul Midler [Poorly Made in China An Insider's Account of the Tactics Behind China's Production Game] New ☆ Paul Midler

    Paul Midler Ï 6 Read [Poorly Made in China An Insider's Account of the Tactics Behind China's Production Game] New ☆ Paul Midler The author of the book i

  2. says: [Poorly Made in China An Insider's Account of the Tactics Behind China's Production Game] New ☆ Paul Midler

    [Poorly Made in China An Insider's Account of the Tactics Behind China's Production Game] New ☆ Paul Midler This book is just superb It is so much better informative and useful than any dozen succeed in business books one could buyMidler has worked in China for years knows Mandarin and sees how companies rush to produce goods in China due to its lower costs China welcomes US and other importers with red carpet treatment and business friendly proto

  3. says: [Poorly Made in China An Insider's Account of the Tactics Behind China's Production Game] New ☆ Paul Midler

    [Poorly Made in China An Insider's Account of the Tactics Behind China's Production Game] New ☆ Paul Midler Review Õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ï Paul Midler Paul Midler Ï 6 Read While I enjoyed the book I thought it gave a limited glance on the reality of Chinese companies especially manufacturers First of all the book is written from the point of view of low skill product importers in the USA That's a valid

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    [Poorly Made in China An Insider's Account of the Tactics Behind China's Production Game] New ☆ Paul Midler I was expecting something drier with statistics In fact this is a narrative of the author's experience as a business consultant working with importers from the US and manufacturers in China It was a pleasant surprise fast paced and worth readingThe ethics or lack of ethics to be truthful and self serving andor delusional behavior

  5. says: [Poorly Made in China An Insider's Account of the Tactics Behind China's Production Game] New ☆ Paul Midler Paul Midler Ï 6 Read Review Poorly Made in China An Insider's Account of the Tactics Behind China's Production Game

    [Poorly Made in China An Insider's Account of the Tactics Behind China's Production Game] New ☆ Paul Midler This is an interesting read many tactics employed by Chinese manufacturers in this book shampoo healthcare products are similar in daily life in Viet Nam This is some real good but painfully learnt experiences of t

  6. says: Review Õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ï Paul Midler [Poorly Made in China An Insider's Account of the Tactics Behind China's Production Game] New ☆ Paul Midler Paul Midler Ï 6 Read

    [Poorly Made in China An Insider's Account of the Tactics Behind China's Production Game] New ☆ Paul Midler I just finished Poorly Made in China and wanted to highlight some of my key takeaways in the book The book recently made The Economist's Book of the year list Book review The Economist Paul Midler has lived in China for over 15 years and worked as an outsourcing consultant for small to mid sized companies on a range of products He

  7. says: [Poorly Made in China An Insider's Account of the Tactics Behind China's Production Game] New ☆ Paul Midler

    [Poorly Made in China An Insider's Account of the Tactics Behind China's Production Game] New ☆ Paul Midler Paul Midler Ï 6 Read Review Õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ï Paul Midler The book is a bit different than I was thinking The book was telling diaries of the businessman and his experiences with importing and trading in China It was fun and informative regarding the work there but enoug

  8. says: [Poorly Made in China An Insider's Account of the Tactics Behind China's Production Game] New ☆ Paul Midler

    [Poorly Made in China An Insider's Account of the Tactics Behind China's Production Game] New ☆ Paul Midler Review Õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ï Paul Midler Author Paul Midler a non Chinese US native learned Chinese as an undergrad and eventually got an MBA Not wanting a stereotypical US finance job he became a middleman in southeast China's economic heartland a middleman between US importers and Chinese manufacturersFirst many American companies dealing with China are just that importers Their companies never made a thing in America They're start up or near star

  9. says: Paul Midler Ï 6 Read [Poorly Made in China An Insider's Account of the Tactics Behind China's Production Game] New ☆ Paul Midler

    [Poorly Made in China An Insider's Account of the Tactics Behind China's Production Game] New ☆ Paul Midler This book is great if you've lived in China just long enough to start to understand it and in turn hate it Yes it’s about Chinese manufacturing but any lao wai will have common experiences even if they don't work in manufacturing

  10. says: Review Poorly Made in China An Insider's Account of the Tactics Behind China's Production Game [Poorly Made in China An Insider's Account of the Tactics Behind China's Production Game] New ☆ Paul Midler

    [Poorly Made in China An Insider's Account of the Tactics Behind China's Production Game] New ☆ Paul Midler Paul Midler Ï 6 Read Review Poorly Made in China An Insider's Account of the Tactics Behind China's Production Game Manufacturing and import is a topic that doesn’t sound exciting When it’s told through the lens of a culturally sensitive deadpan narrator it became a really engaging story

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Poorly Made in China An Insider's Account of the Tactics Behind China's Production Game

Paul Midler Ï 6 Read Review Õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ï Paul Midler Poorly Made in China An Insider's Account of the Tactics Behind China's Production Game Review ☆ 6 By placing consumer safety at risk for the sake of greater profit This is a lively and impassioned personal account a collection of true stories told by an American who has worked in the country for close to two decades Poorly Made in China touches on a number of issues that affect us al This book is great if you ve lived in China just long enough to start to understand it and in turn hate it Yes it s about Chinese manufacturing but any lao wai will have common experiences even if they don t work in manufacturing or business or work at all It s got the culture of China not the nuances but things Chinese people do that add to the culture gap This book had such a light tone about it too It s not telling you what to do or think its just telling you what happened For once when reading a book about China it felt like it was written by somebody who s actually lived in china Paul Midler gives insight while still retaining the humanity and mundane normalcy in which these events take place When reading books about China it s often too clinical or too emotional Too many books rely on fear of China to peak reader interest they paint bleak dystopian futures or other forms of dramatics removing the reader for reality making it hard to picture Chinese people as people Instead the author depicts his business experiences with the same fondness and mystification of any old lao wai reminiscing The kind of stories that have a fond Oh China and cheers after This for me is what makes this book a must read for any long term lao wai This book simply states the frustrations and complaints foreigners feel but neither tells you to suck it up or give up Kind of like a kind fatherly figure saying That s life kid here s what I did here s some background information now you figure it out55 would recommend this book to any frustrated lao wai who needs a good laugh and someone to relate to

Review Õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ï Paul Midler

Paul Midler Ï 6 Read Review Õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ï Paul Midler Poorly Made in China An Insider's Account of the Tactics Behind China's Production Game Review ☆ 6 An insider reveals what can and does go wrong when companies shift production to China In this entertaining behind the scenes account Paul Midler tells us all that is wrong with our effort to shift manufacturing to China Now updated and expanded Poorly Made in China reveals industry secr This book is just superb It is so much better informative and useful than any dozen succeed in business books one could buyMidler has worked in China for years knows Mandarin and sees how companies rush to produce goods in China due to its lower costs China welcomes US and other importers with red carpet treatment and business friendly protocols but once production in China is established factory owners start engaging in uality fade For example a factory owner may use thinner plastic or unilaterally change a formulation or as we have seen opt to use lead paint It becomes clear that Chinese uality issues about which we have read are not the exception but the ruleI applaud Midler s willingness to write this book and Wiley Sons to publish it As important a subject as Chinese manufacturing is there is virtually no other source that is so honest and detailedRecommended for all who like business books or who are contemplating doing business in China

Review Poorly Made in China An Insider's Account of the Tactics Behind China's Production Game

Paul Midler Ï 6 Read Review Õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ï Paul Midler Poorly Made in China An Insider's Account of the Tactics Behind China's Production Game Review ☆ 6 Ets including the dangerous practice of uality fade the deliberate and secret habit of Chinese manufacturers to widen profit margins through the reduction of uality inputs US importers don't stand a chance Midler explains against savvy Chinese suppliers who feel they have little to lose I just finished Poorly Made in China and wanted to highlight some of my key takeaways in the book The book recently made The Economist s Book of the year list Book review The Economist Paul Midler has lived in China for over 15 years and worked as an outsourcing consultant for small to mid sized companies on a range of products He wrote the book because he was shocked at what he saw The book was written as a response to the string of 2007 Chinese uality scandals yes it even it s own Wikipedia page and 2008 and then there s Chinese Drywall It took him a year and a half to finish so it sort of had a uiet launch until The Economist picked up on it The book is not an overview of the 2007 uality scandals He references them only briefly Some interesting notes the infamous Mattel lead paint toys case involved a Chinese factory owner who had worked for Fisher Price for 15 years and had an estimated net worth of 900 million USD It was a symptom of what Midler refers to as uality FadeHere s an article he wrote in 2007 that also served as the seed for the book about uality fade Dealing With China s uality Fade Forbescom Some of the other takeaways The reason China does so well initially attracting business is 1 very very low crime rate at least for Westerners 2 low initial price point although subject to rises over time 3 zero regulation want to discharge wastes from a galvanizing operation directly into the sewer No problem 4 ease of access a business traveler can get a cheap ticket over there then stay in very inexpensive hotels and come back to the US for less than he budgeted comparable trips to Mexico or Dominican Republic are extremely costly due to security constraints Chinese factories deliver low prices because they ll sell at cost to US markets then sell knockoffs of the same products to Latin America Mid East etc for doubletriple the price they re selling it to the US generally borrowing the intellectual propertydesignetc in the process Chinese factories are described as almost mid evil level of technology The average factory is a series of long tables with lines of stools generally without backs made from scrap wood with massive amounts of human labor substituting for what machines would do in the West I ve been to a few US factories and it s amazing the level of technology you ll see so long as it lowers the marginal cost and there s enough volume you ll see lines of the most expensive computer controlled CNC machines The only machinery in Chinese factories is generally worn out obsolete euipment from the West China is not THE lowest cost producer Vietnam generally beats them out on labor costs There s a bias out there that Made in America is too expensive while Made in China guarantees you re getting a good deal at least on price Say you want to buy bolts A Chinese factory uotes you 68 centsea You think you re getting a good deal If you go to a US factory and they uote you 68 cents and Made in America people think they can get it cheaper elsewhere A US manufacturer thanks to automation mechanization and superior methods might actually be the less expensive manufacturer while a Chinese manufacturer may only meet that price point while sacrificing something namely uality A lot of the business people in China especially among the lower to mid size companies are incredibly naive Those are the best stories in the book A Chinese factory was making private label beauty products for an un named CVSWalgreensetc and the CVS buyer kept complaining they were getting screwed out of pH The pH was on the lower end tolerance range 6 in a 6 75 range Meanwhile the factory was doing all sorts of other substitutions behind their back that they weren t even checking Upon being challenged the CVS buyer didn t even know what pH was much less have the idea to test for bacterial contamination of the lots of body wash shampoo etc that were coming into their store by the shipload Because they didn t know how to make anything they had no idea how a manufacturer could screw them over The Chinese product had a not tested on animals label primarily because there was no testing done whatsoeverOne of the things I enjoyed about the book is it s a business book but there s very little business in it it s mostly about relationships and Chinese culture That s also this reviewer s take Some of the cultural nuances were remarkably like America in a way Also worth a look Paul Midler s Blog Especially the older entries Also of note Dumping China for America CNN Money On a personal note one of the reasons I ve become interested in this book is I ve gotten into valve procurement in a big way The valve business is very very competitive and a valve you bought 10 15 years ago that used to made in the USA with a good reputation for uality is now either assembled in the USA with Chinese made parts or wholly made in China due to commercial pressure I was at a meeting when we went through valves and name after name was made in China partly or completely I asked is there anyone who isn t the older engineer looks over at me and says yeah Company Z Their valves are made in India Me UmNow we try do as much as possible to test the valves and to screen out the worst offenders but the whole process has left me with some uneasy feelings The valve salesman won t be around when the project starts up I will and the operators will work next to these valves for years to comeNote that Paul Midler ends his book with a GUARANTEE of further Chinese uality 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