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common problems when importing from China

What are the most common problems when importing from China?

Importing from China is not easy and is not a viable option for everyone. It is a phenomenon that we often detect when talking to companies and many find it difficult to understand the complications involved. In fact, we often come across companies that, without previous experience or knowledge, have attempted to import and the …

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products are the most often imported in the U.K. from China

What products are the most often imported in the U.K. from China?

Amongst our clients and potential clients, we always find cases of companies that prefer not to be associated with products that are imported from China, as if disclosing this information is a negative factor. It is very intriguing, especially when we consider that a substantial amount of the products we have in our homes, in …

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Purchasing agent

Purchasing agents VS. Suppliers and distributors

The moment when a company decides to import its products is, without a doubt, a turning point in its commercial experience. International purchases change everything from cost optimization to warehouse operation. The problem however, begins when a company decides to import but it is not clear which actors will help it or participate in the …

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Supply Chain Manager

What is a Supply Chain Manager and why is this role important for a company?

I am sure that you will have seen many job offers for a Supply Chain Manager on the Internet and especially on the LinkedIn platform, but you may not know exactly what their function is or how this role can help a company. The Supply Chain Manager is a job profile that combines the skills …

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Sourcing VS. Internal management of international purchasing

Sourcing VS. Internal management of international purchasing

As sourcing experts we well know that many companies have serious doubts when it comes to outsourcing their international purchasing processes, even thinking that the role of the international purchasing agent is totally unnecessary.   The reasons that lead to this conclusion are diverse, but two clearly stand out. Firstly, many companies believe that having …

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Outsourcing international purchasing: reasons and advantages

Outsourcing international purchasing: reasons and advantages

In the 21st century, it is common for companies to outsource many of their departments. Outsourcing is fundamental to the evolution (and survival) of many companies, but in the field of purchasing, it is not yet a widespread custom. In fact, there are still companies who are wary of outsourcing the purchasing department or, even …

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purchasing consultant

What is a sourcing consultant and why is it important?

Products are very frequently imported, but it is not always easy. That is why more companies are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of the role of the sourcing consultant; a role that goes far beyond being an “intermediary” (as it is sometimes called, minimizing the importance of its purpose) and provides security and stability …

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