Below you will find Case Studies on various projects MIP has worked on in the past. For any specific questions about a case study, please call or email MIP.
CASE: Small Environmental Company Sought Expansion into
A small environmental company in Boston, MA wanted to reach the huge market in
China for their products but lacked the resources to set up a national presence
and offices in China.
They saw what Manufacturing Integrity Partners had done for a small company in New Hampshire and
approached MIP for help. They had some
vague requirements in mind but not being familiar with customs and payroll
procedures in China,
relied on MIP for guidance. The
consensus was to find the right executive manager who knew the environmental
market and understood their product strategy.
Finding a high level, qualified, candidate was expected to be difficult, but
through our broad network of contacts in China,
we found over twenty candidates within two weeks and organized interviews
within a month in China,
including arrangements for travel and interpreters.
Besides helping retain a key executive, we also hired an English-speaking
administrative assistant for day-to-day operations at the office who could also
be used in the future as a travel guide/interpreter for travel around China.
Qualifications for the Manager of Environment Company were as follows:
Educational background or degree in environmental engineering or related
- Experience overseeing, directing or managing technical projects, particularly
in environmental fields such as water, wastewater, air, hazardous materials,
pollution issues or related.
- Experience in environmental due diligence, remediation, assessments or
- Minimum of 5 years experience in project management including scheduling and
budgeting. conducting client
- Strong written and oral communication skills is mandatory - Bilingual skills
is not mandatory but would be beneficial
- Strong problem solving skills, and the ability to manage multiple tasks in a
fast-paced environment. Familiarity with MS Office Suite.
- Able to travel
CASE: Family Business Needed Fast Customized Short-Run
John L. headed up a family-owned
business in Wisconsin manufacturing
promotional items used as corporate gifts.
They customized items in production runs of a few thousand items. Their ability to do fast customizing and
short runs by producing in the US
had been key to their success. But
competing items from China
had been eroding their business.
Not knowing how to outsource to China,
and being too small a company to budget trips to China, John came to Sino
Management. We understood their
requirements, including short runs of high quality products and tight
schedules, and not only found the right producers in China but directly manage the
production. John reviews projects with
us in English; we give him price quotes and deliveries that are keeping him in
John now competes on quality and price based on costs in China but
without the hassles of outsourcing themselves.
CASE: Fast Specialized Sourcing Needed
A small handbag company in Boston
had an urgent need for certain fabrics crucial for their line of handbags that
were unexpectedly discontinued by their normal source. None of their regular suppliers were able to
find the fabrics they needed desperately even though everyone knew somewhere in
the expanse of China
the particular fabric existed. They
contacted us and within three weeks we were able to located and secure a supply
of the exact fabric. Further, we also
negotiated with the sources to meet the company's cost target.