Off to a good new start in China
After a successful kick-off in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in July last year with the new management team, our new One China region started officially on 1st August. Since then we have been regularly commuting between the offices in our new region meeting the suppliers and bringing our multi-locational customer teams together. We quickly found that our teams in our various offices had really more in common than differences, and in the past few months a good foundation has been laid for the work ahead.
How China as a sourcing country can remain competitive by moving production inland, how we can boost the creativity of our suppliers and factories, how to become quicker and more flexible : These are the topics that will engage our teams in the coming months as we offer our customers a new face on China. It is an exciting journey and one that we hope will see China maintaining its strength as the major sourcing market for our customers, both inside and outside the Otto Group.