GlobalBusinessProfessor.com’s latest Audio Interview, “The Importance of Business Intelligence on Decision-Makers When Doing Business in China” features Xiaodong Han, President of Shanghai China-based Taichi and supply chain expert. In the 12-minute Audio Interview, Mr. Han discusses why it is critical to develop good intelligence on decision makers; what are the key components of such intelligence; risks involved in developing and utilizing various kinds of intelligence; shares two real example cases; and how you should build good business intelligence resources in China.
Audio Interview Guest:
Mr. Xiaodong Han
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“Key M&A Challenges in China’s Automotive Component Sector” report. 11-page report by InterChina Consulting.
“The Explosive Growth Opportunity in China’s Automotive Aftermarket” report. 16-page report by Gao Feng Advisory Company.
About Xiaodong Han:
Xiaodong Han is the founder and President of Taichi (www.teamtaichi.com), a leading China sourcing and business development service company that has assisted clients sourcing billions of dollars worth of automotive & industrial parts, construction & furniture materials, and consumer products in China since its establishment in 2007. Xiaodong leads the development of Taichi’s core competency which is its best-in-class business intelligence that tracks and connects with 15,000+ automotive and purchasing executives worldwide, 3,000+ China-based factories, and sourcing experience in 100+ product categories in China.
In addition to sourcing services, Taichi also assists leading international companies developing new business in China’s automotive industry. This includes key account development, relationship management, local production (green field, acquisition, and restructure of existing operations) and local compliance.
Before founding Taichi in 2007, Xiaodong was Chief Representative in China for United Components Inc. (UCI, a $1B US auto parts manufacturer, and a Carlyle Group portfolio company, including 6 business units: Champion Laboratories, Airtex Products, Wells Manufacturing, Neapco, Flexible Lamps, and Pioneer Automotive. UCI later became UCI-Fram Group) setting up and leading its China Office/Asia Procurement Office from 2004 to 2006, during his tenure, UCI increased China sourcing from $40M to $80M a year, “resulting in purchased material saving in excess of 40% of almost each dollar spent”; additionally, UCI’s China presence grew from 0 to 2 offices and 4 factories through green field projects and acquisition. Before UCI, Xiaodong was with AC Coin and Slot, Bristol‐Myers Squibb’s Global Strategic Sourcing division in the U.S., and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China in China. He holds an MBA degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, USA, and a bachelor degree from Lanzhou University of Finance and Economics in Lanzhou, China.