If You Can’t See It Then It Doesn’t Exist

One of the key reasons that some people fail at importing and outsourcing is that their objectives can’t be seen, easily.  They have requirements that are either vague or require interpretation.  In the eyes of the factory in a low-wage country these kinds of requirements are mostly null.  What do I mean by that?  It’s pretty simple in practice and quite complex to figure out why.  In practice, basically, a foreign factory, especially an Asian factory,