Tales of a Chinese Purchaser, Episode 8 (買手的故事, 第8集)

Sunday, 6 April, 2008

In episode 8, we talk about

  • How to handle supplier’s material cost when there is erratic price swings (當供應商的材料成本有反复無常的價格波動時,如何處理)
  • The importance of applying knowledge learned from the making of other products (in this case, a product that contains gold as a material) (運用從其他產品學到的知識的重要性,(在案例:產品包含了黃金作為材料))

You can click here to listen to episode 8 of the program in mp3 (or you can download or stream the program here).

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Program Info:

My friend Simon has worked as a Hong Kong-based purchaser for over 30 years before his retirement. Simon has agreed to record a series of Chinese audio shows/podcasts call Tales of a Chinese Purchaser 買手的故事 to share his years of experiences and insights in purchasing and working with Chinese factories.

(Note: This program has been recorded in the Cantonese dialect.)


Tales of a Chinese Purchaser, Episode 7 (買手的故事, 第7集)

Sunday, 30 March, 2008

In episode 7, we talk about

  • Case: The metal enclosure of a central vacuum cleaner system (案例:中央吸塵系統的金屬外殼)
  • The advantage of using smaller and less automated factory (較小規模和較少的自動化工廠的優點)
  • The making of a rather unique stainless steel key (生產特別的不銹鋼鑰匙)

You can click here to listen to episode 7 of the program in mp3 (or you can download or stream the program here).

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Program Info:

My friend Simon has worked as a Hong Kong-based purchaser for over 30 years before his retirement. Simon has agreed to record a series of Chinese audio shows/podcasts call Tales of a Chinese Purchaser 買手的故事 to share his years of experiences and insights in purchasing and working with Chinese factories.

(Note: This program has been recorded in the Cantonese dialect.)


Tales of a Chinese Purchaser, Episode 6 (買手的故事, 第6集)

Sunday, 23 March, 2008

In episode 6, we talk about

  • How to handle new product — Case: Alloy case for motor of garage door opener (如何處理好新產品 — 案例:車房門電動馬達的合金金屬外殼)
  • The technical challenges of using a new motor (用新電動馬達技術上的挑戰)
  • Economic benefit of sourcing this particular motor in China (在中國購買這電動馬達的經濟利益)

You can click here to listen to episode 6 of the program in mp3 (or you can download or stream the program here).

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Program Info:

My friend Simon has worked as a Hong Kong-based purchaser for over 30 years before his retirement. Simon has agreed to record a series of Chinese audio shows/podcasts call Tales of a Chinese Purchaser 買手的故事 to share his years of experiences and insights in purchasing and working with Chinese factories.

(Note: This program has been recorded in the Cantonese dialect.)

 


Tales of a Chinese Purchaser, Episode 5 (買手的故事, 第5集)

Tuesday, 18 March, 2008

In episode 5, we talk about

  • How to handle new product – Case: Home security system control panel (如何處理好新產品 — 案例:家庭安全系統的控制面板)
  • Rejected engineering samples (reasons and solutions) (不可接受的工程樣品(原因及解決方案))
  • Cooperation between U.S. engineering and HK purchasing (美國工程部與香港採購的合作)
  • A creative solution (有創意的解決辦法)

You can click here to listen to episode 5 of the program in mp3 (or you can download or stream the program here).

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Program Info:

My friend Simon has worked as a Hong Kong-based purchaser for over 30 years before his retirement. Simon has agreed to record a series of Chinese audio shows/podcasts call Tales of a Chinese Purchaser 買手的故事 to share his years of experiences and insights in purchasing and working with Chinese factories.

(Note: This program has been recorded in the Cantonese dialect. And I hope to add the ability to subscribe to this show soon and make it a truly “podcast”.)

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Note: Sorry for the delay in posting episode 5.

 


Tales of a Chinese Purchaser, Episode 4 (買手的故事, 第4集)

Sunday, 9 March, 2008

In this episode, we talk about

  • Guiding/helping sub-standard factories in becoming qualified suppliers (申援手改”劣品厰”為”合格供應商”)

You can click here to listen to episode 4 of the program in mp3 (or you can download or stream the program here).

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Program Info:

My friend Simon has worked as a Hong Kong-based purchaser for over 30 years before his retirement. Simon has agreed to record a series of Chinese audio shows/podcasts callTales of a Chinese Purchaser 買手的故事 to share his years of experiences and insights in purchasing and working with Chinese factories.

(Note: This program has been recorded in the Cantonese dialect. And I hope to add the ability to subscribe to this show soon and make it a truly “podcast”.)

 


Tales of a Chinese Purchaser, Episode 3 (買手的故事, 第3集)

Monday, 3 March, 2008

Program Introduction

My friend Simon has worked as a Hong Kong-based purchaser for over 30 years before his retirement. Simon has agreed to record a series of Chinese audio shows/podcasts call “Tales of a Chinese Purchaser 買手的故事 to share his years of experiences and insights in purchasing and working with Chinese factories.

(Note: This program has been recorded in the Cantonese dialect.)

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You can click here to listen to episode 3 of the program in mp3 (or you can download or stream the program here).

In this episode, we talk about

  • Story of high carbon steel clips – missing de-hydrogen process after hardening (高碳鋼夾的故事 – 鋼夾見硬後未施予除氫工序)
  • The trouble of Chinese supplier (factory owner) misusing factory spaces for personal handy crafts (供應商老板展示工藝品惹禍)

Tales of a Chinese Purchaser, Episode 2 (買手的故事, 第2集)

Sunday, 24 February, 2008

Program Introduction

My friend Simon has worked as a Hong Kong-based purchaser for over 30 years before his retirement. Simon has agreed to record a series of Chinese audio shows/podcasts call “Tales of a Chinese Purchaser 買手的故事 to share his years of experiences and insights in purchasing and working with Chinese factories.

(Note: This program has been recorded in the Cantonese dialect.)

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You can click here to listen to episode 2 of the program in mp3 (or you can download or stream the program here).

In this episode, we talk about

  • The difference in handling manufacturers and dealers/distributors (處理廠家和代理的分別)
  • The complexity in buying something as “simple” as screws (買螺絲並不簡單)

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