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By Paul Midler

ISBN-10: 0470405589

ISBN-13: 9780470405581

Poorly Made in China chronicles the stories of an American operating for a U.S. outsourcing enterprise in chinese language production and highlights the traumatic and hazardous perform often called "quality fade"--the planned and secretive behavior of widening revenue margins via a discount within the caliber of fabrics through the years. the writer argues that U.S. importers don't stand an opportunity opposed to manufacturing facility proprietors in China who're savvier and who've little to lose by way of putting American overall healthiness and safeguard in danger. A well-written and impassioned narrative, Poorly Made in China is one insider's account of the quality-fade strategies utilized by China in seven industries, together with beauty and health care, diamonds, and development. Poorly Made in China will sound an alarm that every one of the US may still heed.

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"This fast paced travelogue throughout the global of chinese language production is horrifying, attention-grabbing, and extremely humorous. Midler is not just a well informed advisor to the invisible underbelly of the worldwide economic system, he's a sympathetic and astute observer of China, its demanding situations, and its humans. an outstanding read."
PIETRA RIVOLI, writer of The Travels of a T-Shirt within the worldwide Economy
"Paul Midler takes us for a journey throughout the fastest-growing financial system on the earth, revealing what can—and occasionally does—go fallacious while U.S. businesses shift construction to China. operating within the middle of China's export hub, within the country's southern zone, he has the benefit of a front-row seat to the no-holds-barred video games performed among brands and importers. He introduces us to a forged of real-life characters and tells his tale with a mixture of affection and skepticism for what's occurring in China this day. Midler provides a revealing and sometimes humorous story of existence and trade in a rustic whose exports contact approximately all people at the planet."
SARA BONGIORNI, writer of A yr with no 'Made in China': One Family's real existence event within the worldwide Economy

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There were also many different kinds of liquid soaps. One line came in a bottle shaped like a seashell. Another in a round bottle had a pump. A banner along the top of the label for one read: “Wow! ” Sister and A-Min arrived at the hotel, and we were escorted to a main room on the top floor, in the middle of which sat a white, grand piano. The curtains had been opened, revealing a view of the quiet city. Sister said that she was surprised. She had been to the hotel many times before but said that she was unaware of the expansive suite.

In Chinese, it meant “correct,” and it was a character that was made up of precisely five strokes. The workers had apparently been using this ancient character as a way to keep a record of how many pieces they completed. It was a counting system comparable to the American way of drawing four vertical lines followed by a diagonal mark made at the count of five—the sort of thing you saw in the movies—scratch marks made on a wall by a prisoner who was tracking the days as they passed. Finally, I got to find out what they manufactured.

Sister said that actually they had been thinking of buying a labeling machine for some time, and that they would have one installed. The 31 P1: OTA/XYZ P2: ABC c04 JWBT075/Midler February 25, 2009 32 7:33 Printer Name: Courier Westford, Westford, MA Poorly Made in China idea of the labeling machine itself had not interested the couple, nor had satisfying Bernie’s random demand for a certain kind of equipment. However, the idea that such a machine would impress Bernie’s customers apparently struck a chord.

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