During the recent recalls and fears have concentrated on Chinese manufactured toys and food, the question of the safety of the product for a variety of goods produced in China stretches. The supply chain in China will fade by pressure on costs and quality, several levels of outsourcing often with small producers to avoid a large number of counterfeit goods, Chinese Cleverness in detection, and poor product safety supervision from both the Chinese and U.S. governments. While some of these c … Read more »

During the recent recalls and fears have concentrated on Chinese manufactured toys and food, the question of the safety of the product for a variety of goods produced in China stretches. The supply chain in China will fade by pressure on costs and quality, several levels of outsourcing often with small producers to avoid a large number of counterfeit goods, Chinese Cleverness in detection, and poor product safety supervision from both the Chinese and U.S. governments. While some of these properties in other developing countries are currently only a few countries-China save face all of these issues. In order to best counteract these forces, companies from China to outsource a well-defined strategy to improve product safety need. This strategy should include both the practices of the development of an organizational unit of product safety responsibility, greater control over the security of raw material procurement in China, with the utmost care in the selection of Chinese contractors, the implementation of continuous product testing by several Parties, especially for counterfeiting vigilant and improve the traceability of the products. Towards the end of the warranty items that meet quality standards, product safety allows accounting firms to assess their management of product safety of Chinese-made goods.
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Barry Berman,
Kunal Swani
Source: Business Horizons
10 pages.
Publication Date: Jan 15, 2010. Prod #: BH367-PDF-ENG
Managing product safety of imported Chinese goods HBR case solution

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