13 Steps To Manufacturing In China: The Definitive Guide to Opening a Plant, From Site Location to…

Hardcover | January 15, 2012

byBruce W. Mitchell

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Thirteen Steps to Manufacturing in China defines the methodology for establishing a manufacturing operation in China. A comprehensive guide book, it includes the advantages and disadvantages of manufacturing in China, the specific steps to follow and prepares the reader for spending time in China.  It identifies the prerequisites – where to locate, other companies’ experiences, environmental requirements, utility costs, procedures for establishing a foreign investment company and much more.  It then provides the “how to” for sourcing Chinese equipment, importing used or new equipment and building construction from Design Institutes to  building permit through construction and the Grand Opening.  

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Thirteen Steps to Manufacturing in China defines the methodology for establishing a manufacturing operation in China. A comprehensive guide book, it includes the advantages and disadvantages of manufacturing in China, the specific steps to follow and prepares the reader for spending time in China.  It identifies the prerequisites – whe...

Bruce Mitchell, the senior engineering executive for his company, oversees all capital projects associated with strategic business growth, production capacity maximization, plant expansions, engineering and environmental initiatives in the United States and Asia. In this capacity he has implemented multi-million dollar projects establ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.68 × 6.23 × 1.04 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230120784

ISBN - 13:9780230120785

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Table of Contents

Introduction * Chapter 1: Why the Middle Kingdom? * Chapter 2 Thirteen Steps to Manufacturing in China* Section 2 - Operating in the Middle Kingdom * Chapter3 Selecting an Industrial Park* Chapter4 Learning from other Companies’ Experiences* Chapter5 Environmental Regulations in China* Chapter6 Utility Costs in China* Chapter7 Investment Enticements* Chapter8 Negotiating the Memorandum of Understanding* Chapter9 - Establishing Your Company* Section 3 - It’s Time to Build * Chapter11* Sourcing Chinese Made Equipment*Chapter 12 Chinese Design Institutes* Chapter 13 Chinese Construction Companies* Chapter 14 New Building Construction in China * Section 4 * Chapter 15 - Manufacturing in China - Past and Future

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"Manufacturing has recently become a global and complex industry, and China is a major player. Bruce Mitchell's 13 Steps to Manufacturing in China is a great book that addresses the social, cultural, political, and complex technical issues generally not known to the outsiders. In this detailed book, Bruce is speaking to a large audience of engineers, managers, consultants, and students worldwide who are interested in doing business in China. His writing style is simple, clear, humorous, highly informative, and truly engaging. I have personally learned a lot from this book and will not hesitate to recommend it to anyone who wants to establish a manufacturing unit in China." - Suresh Bhatt, PE, Independent Consulting Engineer"13 Steps to Manufacturing in China is very informative and a necessary reference for those interested in setting up a manufacturing facility in China, or elsewhere for that matter. The thirteen step process presented here offers a clear path to avoiding pitfalls when implementing a Greenfield site in another country. Only he that has traveled the road knows where the holes are deep. Even an engineer or developer not directly involved in such a venture can gain an understanding of the process and cultural differences involved." - James E. Barrell, Advanced Engineer, BSME, MBA"Bruce Mitchell has written the definitive book on manufacturing operations in China. It is a thorough piece of writing chock full of his wisdom and experience. This book is destined to be in the briefcases of CEO's and operations executives the world over with an eye on doing business in China. If you are contemplating moving all or a portion of your manufacturing operations to China, this is simply a must read. Do it now! If you have already moved your operations to China and want to critique where you went right and wrong, this book will provide you an excellent template for that analysis. It should be required reading by every corporate 'high potential' leader who is destined for an executive role in China." - Michael K. Burroughs, author of Before Onboarding: How to Integrate New Leaders for Quick and Sustained Results and President of Executive Integration and Coaching Services for the global search firm, DHR International