The Dos and Don’ts of Drug Manufacturing in China: How to Keep Your Product Out of the Headlines

Despite the advantages of outsourcing your manufacturing to China, if you don’t have a clear understanding of what it takes to do business there, it can be very costly.

The constraints of working under communist rule … the country’s economic development … writing contracts that will stand up in Chinese courts … managing multiple accounting audits — doing business in China is no picnic.

In order to successfully conduct business in China, you need to understand its culture, laws and regulatory structure, as well as how to set up manufacturing agreements there — or be prepared to face the consequences.

Let China manufacturing expert and industry consultant Rob Handfield explain to you precisely what you need to know to do business in China and what to expect as the FDA sets up new offices there. In addition, Rob offers clear guidelines on developing your Chinese business strategy.

Order today to listen in and discover:

  • Four keys elements to establishing a Chinese operation
  • How to set up and negotiate a manufacturing agreement
  • Five essential fundamentals to include when writing a contract
  • The seven sets of accounting audits that are necessary in China
  • Which parts of the supply chain that are most vulnerable to delays and long cycle times
  • The best action to take when a problem arises
  • An insider’s view of the Chinese management culture to help you gain a better understanding of what you’re dealing with

Order now and gain a full understanding of what it takes to successfully do business in China.

This audio CD/Transcript is a must for contract manufacturers and positions in the drug and biologic industries, including:

  • Compliance officers
  • Executive management
  • General/corporate counsel
  • Manufacturing experts
  • Regulatory/legislative affairs professionals
  • Operations managers
  • Purchasing personnel
  • Outside consultants and attorneys
  • QA/QC personnel
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China manufacturing expert Rob Handfield is the Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at North Carolina State University and director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative. He also serves as an adjunct professor with the Supply Chain Management Research Group at the Manchester Business School. Rob has consulted with more than 25 Fortune 500 companies, including GlaxoSmithKline, Boston Scientific, British Petroleum and Federal Express.

He is the consulting editor of the Journal of Operations Management, one of the leading supply chain management journals in the field and the author of several books on supply chain management, the most recent being Supply Market Intelligence, Supply Chain Re-Design and Introduction to Supply Chain Management.

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