Over at Apparel Magazine, we’ve got a new opinion piece — There Isn’t a Next China: Now What?
We discuss the challenges created by rising prices in China and suggest that sourcing executives ask themselves four questions:
1) Can my sourcing organization regularly evaluate different regions and countries to evaluate whether they are suitable sourcing destinations?
2) Can my sourcing organization create short-lists of potential suppliers in any region or country?
3) Can my sourcing organization work with suppliers to drive process improvements that reduce the amount of labor required for each item we manufacture?
4) Can my sourcing organization do all these things — as well as all the traditional sourcing activities — with fewer people than ever before?
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