Special Announcement, Lunar New Year 2019

October 12, 2018 Dear Valued Customer, Time related issues that impact supply chains are a critical component of uninterrupted deliveries of product. This becomes more challenging with goods that are made in China with a typical transit time of 45-days from factory to warehouse. The largest disruption in flow of goods is a result of […]

Why All This Tariff Nonsense is Good for Business

By: Michael Hotchkiss, Director of Sales, SB&W  Working for a company that manufactures goods in China, I have spent the better part of the last three months talking about the Tariff Situation. Tariffs for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Tariffs in every conference call and face-to-face meeting. Hell, they even come up at backyard parties in […]

The Rise in China Manufacturing Costs Explained

By: Michael Hotchkiss, Director of Sales, SB&W  Over the past several of years, major and minor shifts in policies and regulations have changed how Chinese businesses can operate. Manufacturers in China have enjoyed a distinct advantage in in lax environmental regulations, low material costs and labor rates giving the freedom to conduct themselves in a […]