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CHINA MANUFACTURING has lost its focus. That’s a good thing.

Losing focus is generally seen as negative, and in the business world it almost always is. But this blog has been steadily losing it’s focus on China Manufacturing, and this is a good thing. While we used to be all about China Manufacturing, and then about China and/or Manufacturing, we are now about China and/or …

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“China Manufacturing” is now “China Manufacturing, Etc.”

We’ve lost our focus– and that’s a good thing.   Losing focus is generally seen as negative, and in the business world it almost always is. But this blog has been steadily losing it’s focus on China Manufacturing, while expanding it’s scope to include general China issues, political and social issues, technology and science. We …

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Somebody please tell HHDL and his A-list friends how inane and vapid they sound.

UPDATED… I used to dislike the Dalai Lama. As I learned more about him, I began to hate him. After reading articles like this one, I became disgusted with the media and the stars who mindlessly promote him.  From the BBC: Russell Brand comperes for Dalai Lama in Manchester Let me paraphrase this all-important event as …

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Politics, Religion, Skepticism

Add value & reduce waste. It’s a lot smarter than cutting costs.

I like this article in EBN, The Stupid Futility of Cost Cutting. As usual, Mr. Bolaji Ojo gets it right. One quote: I’ll make this short. Cost-cutting does not ignite growth, no matter what any management guru has published. Unfortunately, in the electronics industry as well as in other manufacturing sectors, this seems to be …

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Pin making in the 1700′s, France.

Lifted from The Art of the Print.  Page url: http://www.artoftheprint.com/artistpages/prevost_louis_benoitt_epinglier3.htm Continue reading

China manufacturing ain’t going nowhere.

I hate to say “I told you so”, but… Time was, when everyone was talking a manufacturing exodus from China. I felt like the lone voice saying “not so fast!” I cited a number of strategies which offset rising labor and other manufacturing costs mainly by adding value, as opposed to chasing cheaper labor. Now …

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Economy, Labor Issues, Labor Management, Manufacturing, Pearl River Delta, Southern China

China manufacturing ain’t going nowhere.

I hate to say “I told you so”, but… Time was, when everyone was talking a manufacturing exodus from China. I felt like the lone voice saying “not so fast!” I cited a number of strategies which offset rising labor and other manufacturing costs mainly by adding value, as opposed to chasing cheaper labor. Now …

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Economy, Labor Issues, Labor Management, Manufacturing, Pearl River Delta, Southern China

PRD manufacturing: who’s moving inland?

Just who are these manufacturers who keep moving inland to chase cheap labor? Global Sources Security Products answers this question in their May 11 article , at least with regards to LED and security devices. First, a look at who isn’t moving away from the PRD and why? Despite the promise of lower production costs, …

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Economy, Labor Issues, Southern China

PRD manufacturing: who’s moving inland?

Just who are these manufacturers who keep moving inland to chase cheap labor? Global Sources Security Products answers this in their May 11 article answers this question, at least with regards to LED and security devices. First, a look at who isn’t moving away from the PRD and why? Despite the promise of lower production costs, …

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Service-rich manufacturing: China’s new killer app?

  Lots of experts are still talking about how manufacturers in China, faced with rising labor and other manufacturing costs, might preserve their competitiveness and profitability. Here’s rundown on the strategies championed (mostly by those who manufacture nothing… but that’s another story). GO STATESIDE: Everyone chased cheap labor to China. Now that it’s not so cheap …

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Economy, Labor Issues, Labor Management, LEAN, Manufacturing, Southern China

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