Saving seven figures in china
Problem: An American retail hardware chain needed to implement more consistent quality control across a range of suppliers in China.
Analysis: The Chinese supplier management was not fully aware of the impact of quality control errors to the client's business.
Solution: An enhanced quality control program was put in place. WPGC acted as lead translator and advising member of client negotiation team, resolving several potential points of disagreement and confusion throughout the process. A consultant assisted in determining root causes of the breakdown in quality control standards by facilitating productive dialogue between the American client and the Chinese suppliers. This was accomplished through translation of client marketing materials and direct leadership of formal conversations with Chinese counterpart executives. WPGC also provided detailed political risk reporting of the sourcing market landscape in both China and its East Asian neighbors.
Result: 6% sourcing cost savings for the client during first year of the new quality control program (3% savings in year two). Total estimated cost savings for the client is approximately $1,000,000.
just-in-time analysis of emerging cyber risk
Problem: A multinational provider of risk and insurance solutions needed concise advisory research about 2017 cyberspace regulation reform taking place simultaneously across several large global economies.
Analysis: WPGC synthesized multiple multilingual news and policy resources to prioritize expected impacts to international corporations.
Solution: A risk assessment report was produced within three business days outlining in detail the new risk management needs for the client and its customers resulting from a complex multinational wave of reforms.
Result: The client was able to effectively market, implement, and ensure timely cross-border compliance for an important corporate customer base.
New perspectives on security in the korean peninsula
Problem: A multinational news bureau focused on Northeast Asia needed new directions for policy analysis to more effectively inform readers of foreign policy developments in the region.
Analysis: The work focused on North Korea’s recent diplomatic efforts and attempts to increase economic growth through policy liberalization.
Solution: WPGC produced two in-depth studies on key trends coming from Pyongyang. These were researched using sources written in Chinese, English, and Spanish. The client first received a report detailing the scale and scope of cross-border initiatives with China over the past year. In addition, WPGC offered an analysis of North Korea’s relationships with Latin American states – an important diplomatic region for many Asian countries – highlights the global impact of new policy avenues taken by major stakeholders in Korean Peninsula security, including China and the United States.
Result: The news agency client is able to build greater analytical content with a more robust focus on triggers and impacts affecting Northeast Asian political security.