Reminders

How safe is your supply? Challenges to the smaller purchasers…

By Christopher Holmes – September 2, 2011
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  Recent conversations with consumer product manufacturers in Australia have revealed an interesting new trend. The majority of these companies source from Chinese suppliers, and in buying for the Australian market, tend to buy small quantities of the product. This approach has worked well in the past, where Chinese manufactures were keen to get the export dollars, this is now changing. There was much discussion on suppliers rising the minimum order quantity, and in one case terminating the contract, a

 

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Christopher Holmes

Head - InternationalIDC Manufacturing Insights

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