FCC club lunch with Paul MIDLER
Speaker: Paul MIDLER
Topic: “Poorly Made in China”
Product failures have been making headlines for over two years, prompting many to ask along the way: Why China? Mainland manufacturers have their own quality control staff, and yet importers have felt compelled to send in their own inspectors. Today, there are literally thousands of foreign inspectors on the ground to do the job that factories are either unable or unwilling to do for themselves. How did we get here, and are things likely to change anytime soon? What is it about China’s importer-supplier dynamic that can be considered broken, and how do we go about fixing it? What can be done to protect ourselves from additional quality scandals?
Mr. MIDLER is the author of “Poorly Made in China”, an entertaining and informative narrative of the speaker’s misadventures in manufacturing .
Mr. MIDLER graduated from college in 1992 with a concentration in Chinese history and language. In his career, he has worked in a variety of sectors ranging from health and beauty care to recycling, hardware and diamonds. As a consultant he represented American and European businesses in Asia, serving as their go-between.