Jack Ma (Alibaba CEO) success story, reviewed in this article from Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop found there, on International Herald Tribune website, nicely illustrate my post of yesterday about the impact of globalisation on Supply Chain Management:
“Alibaba and Taobao have been much more successful in China than their competitors because they were able to cater their services specifically for the China market,” said Rein at China Market Research. “EBay, on the other hand, tried to bring what worked in the United States. But many other global- brand companies, like eBay or Google, run into this problem when they enter China: They simply do not adjust to local realities enough.”
Collaboration, Leadership, Sustainability. Everything is there.
Alibaba is a great tool to get quick prices and product information from the web, howevr the quality the suppliers often show is so so, globalsources has better factories…