Negotiating with Chinese Suppliers and Wax Museums

by Julian Righetti on February 28, 2013 in China Trade ,

Three days ago, our team audited a factory in Guangdong. This factory produces plastic (acrylic) products, mainly display stands, toys, and plastic furniture. Covering one floor in a large industrial building, the factory has about 30-40 employees. During the tour, I was brought into the “sample room”. This room, which was in the very back of the factory, was eerily quiet; a strange carbon smoke permeated the room as well. Surrounding me were hundreds of “samples”, forgotten in this “wax museum” of broken manufacturing d