You’ve heard the stories. There’s a company based in China that produces exactly the widgets you need, just the way you need them for about 35% of the cost you currently pay. Surely, there must be a catch? Well, sourcing globally does require a little extra due diligence. A few more skills must be learned […]
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Since the Nationalist party’s flight to Taiwan from Chinese Communist rule after World War II, the island nation is no stranger to dealing with political tensions. In spite of diplomatic disputes with China and hesitations from the rest of the world, Taiwan has matured into a remarkable country with a strong economy in less than […]
In the last 8 years of advising businesses I have been constantly amazed that every business we look at is a global business. This is not just the big multinationals, it is businesses in every sector and every market segment. If in your business you buy any item or service and if you provide any […]
Hong Kong’s strategic coastal position has been a valuable asset for centuries. Originally a distant outpost of several Chinese dynasties, Hong Kong became a British colony and trading port in 1841. After the First Opium War, China agreed to lease Hong Kong to Britain for 99 years. By the 1970’s, Hong Kong became the “Asian […]
China’s fascinating 4,000-year-old history and culture has provided a rich backdrop for the country’s economy. The nation was ruled by emperor dynasties for thousands of years until political parties took form in the 20th century. The country reformed into the People’s Republic of China when the Communist party defeated the Kuomintang Nationalist party in 1949. […]
In global commerce, an independent, unbiased third-party quality audit is one of the most effective ways to minimise the risks of every transaction. What is a Third-Party Audit? A Third-Party Audit introduces an autonomous team of auditors that have zero connection to your supplier to perform the audit; whereas first- and second-party quality audits may […]