Entries by Michelle Scheblein

How Manufacturing in China Has Changed Over Night

China’s global emergence has entered a new phase as the nation gets serious about addressing long-term environmental safety and anti-corruption issues that have hindered China’s ability to modernize and improve its quality of life. China is making a concerted effort to change the country’s narrative from a low-value, industrial goods producer to a high-value, innovator […]

Why Successful US Brands Fail in China Pt 1

In today’s globalized world, no country represents a bigger opportunity than China. It’s the world’s most populous nation with a middle class roughly the size of the entire US population fueled by a consumption driven society undergoing rapid modernization. According to Fung Business Intelligence, China is set to become the world’s largest retail market by […]

What Innovative Product Developers Are Doing Right Now

As technology re-shapes the marketplace at a rate faster than ever, new product launches are facing increased competition, shorter product life cycles, and lower returns on investment. Innovation has always been a core principle of new product design and development, but today’s product developers are being forced to re-consider the type of innovation strategies that […]

The Trump Effect: What the New Administration Means for China Sourcing and Supply Chains

Americans and the global community alike are paying close attention to the news coming out of Washington DC as a very populist Trump administration kicks into high gear. Sweeping changes are already taking place across domestic and international policies. Although it’s still too early to understand what the Trump presidency will fully entail, the new […]

Top Downfalls in Product Development that Delay Project Launches

Project delays result in lost revenues and higher costs. Managed proactively potentially big disasters can be avoided.  As projects reach final stages of completion, it’s important to understand that an error or lack of necessary product modifications in the early phases of development can become detrimental to a company’s bottom line. Here are the Top […]

How to Launch a New Product in Half the Time While Doubling Sales in the First Year

As the internet and technology continue to disrupt and consolidate global supply chains, an increasing amount of small business owners take a ‘factory-direct’ strategy, meeting and working with overseas suppliers to curb third-party overhead costs. On the surface, this strategy may appear to present a cost savings advantage, but closer inspection reveals another story. More […]

Turning Product Ideas into Reality: The Product Development Process

      From idea generation to a finished product ready for sale – the product development process is the journey in which every successful product undergoes to become a tangible reality with opportunity for monetization. A series of steps, this cycle includes conceptualization, design, development and marketing of new or rebranded goods. By understanding […]

China Manufacturing By Region (Infographic)

In today’s global economy, no country represents a bigger opportunity than China. As the world’s largest exporter and second-largest importer, China is modernizing rapidly. It’s home to 1.3 billion people with many cities of over 5 million that you probably haven’t heard of. While it’s known that many large corporations have done well in China, […]