Tooling Around - Unprotected Sourcing Practices in China
28 September 2011
Mayer Brown Article
As a result of globalization and the ability of consumers to purchase products at the lowest cost, manufacturers in China have become an integral part of the supply chains of many consumer product companies. With the high level of integration of consumer product companies and their overseas manufacturers in China, there is an increasing reliance on manufacturers to finance, fabricate and manage customer tooling for plastic injection, metal stamping or die casting -- the core equipment components in the manufacturing process.