Poorly Made in China

An Insider's Account of the China Production Game

Recommended by Joseph Liu, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #9 in Manufacturing

An insider reveals what can--and does--go wrong when companies shift production to China In this entertaining behind-the-scenes account, Paul Midler tells us all that is wrong with our effort to shift manufacturing to China. Now updated and expanded, Poorly Made in China reveals industry secrets, including the dangerous practice of quality fade--the deliberate and secret habit of Chinese manufacturers to widen profit margins through the reduction of quality inputs. U.S. importers don't stand a chance, Midler explains, against savvy Chinese suppliers who feel they have little to lose by... more

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Joseph Liu Poorly Made in China is a revealing book about the cost of consumer consumption and pressures of producing products at the lowest possible cost to drive the greatest possible profit. Getting a glimpse into the cost of outsourcing radically changed my consumer behavior. I now try my best to more carefully consider my own material consumption, and make a point to consider where products are made before I purchase them. (Source)

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