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Doing Business in China: Manufacturing Outlook
Signs for China manufacturing industry pointing to positive growth
China’s gross domestic product (GDP) attained a 7.8% growth for 2012, better than the forecasted 7.5%. In January 2013, the purchasing managers’ index (PMI) recorded by HSBC showed a strong reading of 51.9, the highest since January 2011 indicating the manufacturing industry is on an accelerated growth path. Does this imply the Chinese economy is rebounding and embarking on a healthy growth direction in 2013?
What Are the Differences Between Quality Walls, Quality Gates, and Containment Gates?
In manufacturing there are many “protect the customer” methods implemented by and/or forced upon suppliers while they work to improve product and process quality.
Top Hidden SAP Support Expenses - The Finale
Last week I discussed SAP support costs #3-5 focused on employee training & productivity. This week I will be covering the final hidden costs in my series. Recognizing these risks upfront or mitigating them during current SAP projects is crucial to running a successful SAP system.
#6: Recruitment & Retention Costs
Top 7 Hidden SAP Support Expenses: #3 - #5
Last week I discussed SAP support costs #1 and 2: Water cooler creep and Upgrades. This week I will be covering costs #3-5. These points focus mainly on employee effectiveness and productivity. Please leave any comments below if you agree/disagree or have some additional thoughts on these 3 bottom-line-sucking costs if not properly managed.
#3: Maintaining Employee Training & Certification