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Riots Hit Chinese Manufacturing Hub: Is Your Production At Risk?

Reports are emerging of street riots this week in China’s Guangdong province, often known as the ‘world’s factory floor’ due to its intense concentration of manufacturing plants and companies.
Reports are emerging of street riots this week in China’s Guangdong province, often known as the ‘world’s factory floor’ due to its intense concentration o… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/discussion/riots-hit-chinese-manufacturing-hub-your-production-risk/

US Manufacturers' Cost Disadvantage Grows

US manufacturers must cope with structural costs that are 20% greater, on average, than those faced by manufacturers in the United States' nine largest trading partners. And that structural cost disadvantage--driven mainly by higher corporate taxes and hi…
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The Global View: Taking Responsibility for Quality -- People Can Get Hurt

In Asia, it is not uncommon for my company’s customers to share manufacturing plant capacity with other companies. One interesting outcome is that the same plant with the same equipment, management team, and employees can produce products of different qua…
In Asia, it is not uncommon for my company’s customers to share manufacturing plant capacity with other companies. One interesting outcome is that the same plant with the sa… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-taking-responsibility-quality-people-can-get-hurt/

Does What's "Made in China" Profit the US?

How much of what US consumers spend on goods that are "Made in China" ends up in the pockets of Chinese manufacturers, and how much pays for the domestic distribution, sale, and support of foreign-made goods in the US?
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Consider Pre-nuptial Agreements When Signing on with Global Partners

At a recent panel discussion on globalization, speakers cautioned that, before signing on with offshore partners, manufacturers need to have a dis-engagement strategy. Speaking at the event which was put on by the Greater Louisville Inc., Kevin Lynch, chi…
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Welcome to 'The Global View'

Manufacturing Executive is pleased to launch a new feature, The Global View blog, by Everette Phillips. The Global View will explore a wide range of issues and challenges facing manufacturers as they seek new opportunities in emerging markets and low-cost…
Manufacturing Executive is pleased to launch a new feature, The Global View blog, by Everette Phillips. The Global View will explore a wide range of issues and challenges facing m… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/welcome-global-view/

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