The Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BME), founded in 1954, is the professional association for supply chain managers, buyers and logisticians in Germany and Central Europe.
Pro QC's representative in Germany, Anton Pietsch, met with ~50 purchasing managers from the Stuttgart region while presenting at a BME event in May.
Anton's presentation focused on the advantages of purchasing in China. Topics included:
- Data: China Import/Export Value - Personal Experiences w/ Sourcing in Asia - Trends and Challenges - Tips for How to Identify Best Suppliers - Tips for How to Ensure Quality
Trends and challenges identified include:
- Long distances - Language - Legal - Approaches towards quality - Culture - Company structure and process - Education
Buyer's expectations identified include:
- Quality excellence - Innovation capability - Reliability of supplies and services - Ability for permanent improvement - Willingness for close cooperation - Transparent and open communication
Contact Anton directly to learn more: email@example.com