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Keeping an eye on China

By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
February 04, 2012

As I recently opined in MarketWatch, logistics and supply chain professionals suspect that Apple Inc.’s operating procedure will undergo significant change in order to recover from its recent public relations disaster.

China experts are also telling us that other manufacturers may be expecting “quality fade” unless they build in more transparency with second- and third-tier suppliers.

Rosemary Coates, President of Blue Silk Consulting   http://www.bluesilkconsulting.com a Glo,bal Supply Chain consulting firm and the author of: 42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China has recently joined our sister publication – SCMR – as a contributing blogger. She will provide readers with transactional intelligence on doing business in China, and how to avoid making the mistakes that investigative journalist love to reveal.

About the Author

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Patrick Burnson
Executive Editor

Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review magazines and web sites. Patrick is a widely-published writer and editor who has spent most of his career covering international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. You can reach him directly at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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