• 42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China

  • A Practical Handbook for Doing Business in China, Special Economic Zones, Factory Tours and Manufacturing Quality (2nd Edition)
  • By: Rosemary Coates
  • Narrated by: Rosemary Coates, Tex Texin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 31-10-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Super Star Press
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (2 ratings)
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Doing business in China is tougher than you think. Not only is the culture vastly different, but China's experience in manufacturing is still developing. It will be a few years before the majority of manufacturers are up to world standards. In the meantime, quality, contract laws, schedules and logistics must be closely monitored. As a result, the things Westerners must do to be successful are far different from dealing with American or European manufacturers. The best way to quickly come up to speed on these differences and how to handle them is to learn from the experience of others.
Through over 20 extraordinary executive interviews, Rosemary Coates captured the essence of sourcing and manufacturing in China. 42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China is a pragmatic approach that every businessperson headed to China must listen to. For business people who are experienced in doing business in China, or for first-time visitors, this audiobook will provide valuable insights from real executives and experts. These executives offer their personal experiences and recommendations about sourcing and manufacturing in China. Based on her 25 years of supply chain experience, much of it spent living and working across Asia, Rosemary Coates has become an expert on doing business in China. Her own personal experiences in China are interwoven into this audiobook.
©2013 Super Star Press (P)2013 Super Star Press
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2 out of 5 stars
By Panchito Beckker on 01-02-16

Lots of generalities, few real insights and examples

First of all, the author reads the book herself and I find her manner of speaking quite annoying, it reminds me of Janet Yellen.

With regards to the contents, there are some useful insights like existence of shadow factories, strategies to protect intellectual property or keeping two sets of books. However, they are relatively few and far between. Much of the contents are generalities and repetitions, you will hear, seriously, at least six times each that you should do due dilligance, that China is changing very fast and that you should never assume you know China. What I expected to see instead was concrete examples and anecdotes illustrating each rule.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Andrew&Alyson on 05-10-17

Great intro to china business

I’m going to China for the first time to meet with my supplier. I figured I should a little more about China business culture. I picked up this book to do that. I think it is great little intro. Well worth the 3.5 hours.

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