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China’s New 5 Year Plan

Twelfth Five-Year Plan: Overview China’s Five-Year Plan for National Economic and Social Development is a pivotal tool used by the government to execute its development objectives by mapping out in five-year cycles the country’s future progress via guidelines, policy frameworks, and targets … Continue reading

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Process Spotlight: Injection Molding

Injection molding is the most common way to form a variety of plastics for mass production. In a nutshell, heated liquid plastic is squeezed into a mold cavity and then cooled to shape. The cavity is created using a two-piece … Continue reading

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Cash Flow ctd.: First Run to Steady State

Here’s the Review of the Cash Flow Chart: First Manufacturing Run Notice, so far none of the outputs have been cash!  To do things right, you need to be able to make these investments and THEN have money available to … Continue reading

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PBV 5: How to Source a Factory – Part 1: Sizing up the Situation

Manufacturing in China – Pulling Back the Veil, Part 5 This is Part 5 of a 10 part series called “Pulling Back the Veil” that aims to answer the basic question “how do I manufacture my product in China”? These … Continue reading

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Manufacturing in China Cheatsheet

Manufacturing in China is a many-headed dragon and to do it well takes a deep understanding in a variety of fields and experience: cultural, business, economic, processes… I’ll follow up later with a more in-depth look at these factors, but … Continue reading

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Welcome to Berkeley Sourcing Group’s Blog!

Are you trying to get your new products made? Do you want to be a part of the product innovation revolution? We’ve created this blog to teach you what it takes to manufacture new products. We’ll have weekly updates on the state of manufacturing in China, how-to articles to show you how-to-do-it-RIGHT, highlights of clients who have successfully taken their product to market and what they’ve learned, and general business advice relevant to taking your product from the drawing on the napkin to national distribution. Continue reading

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