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An insider reveals what can—and does—go wrong whencompanies shift production to China

In this entertaining behind-the-scenes account, Paul Midlertells us all that is wrong with our effort to shift manufacturingto China. Now updated and expanded, Poorly Made in Chinareveals industry secrets, including the dangerous practice ofquality fade—the deliberate and secret habit of Chinesemanufacturers to widen profit margins through the reduction ofquality inputs. U.S. importers don’t stand a chance, Midlerexplains, against savvy Chinese suppliers who feel they have littleto lose by placing consumer safety at risk for the sake of greaterprofit. This is a lively and impassioned personal account, acollection of true stories, told by an American who has worked inthe country for close to two decades. Poorly Made in Chinatouches on a number of issues that affect us all.

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Poorly Made in China
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An interesting and entertaining read
December 23rd, 2013
As one that works in the manufacturing/import business, I found the book very informative if perhaps a bit cynical at times. A very interesting and insightful view of the industry, that put more than a few puzzle pieces in place for me. This will most certainly change my approach to business in China going forward.
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