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   White Horse Testing Laboratories


White Horse Laboratories is a strategic business partner of the WESTROM group. They provide our testing and inspection services in China – for our products and for our customers products since 2004.

White Horse Labs is the only Western-owned and operated independent testing lab operating in China. Their office and labs are located in and near Shenzhen in the Pearl River delta, the heart of China electronic manufacturing, making logistics and processing time fast and efficient. White Horse does not engage in sourcing components, maintaining the integrity and independence of their services.

WESTROM offers custom services for quality assurance, testing and China supplier quality & capability development.

  Custom Services with WESTROM & White Horse Labs

  White Horse Labratories




   Business and Strategy Resources

  South China Morning Post
The most respected English paper in Hong Kong, covering China, Hong Kong and Asia business and news

  The Economist
Economist.com online covering world business, current affairs, international news, world politics, business, finance, science and technology, cultural trends and regular industry, business and country surveys (free and subscription)

  Harvard Business Online
The Harvard Business School Publishing, Harvard Business Review, Harvard Business School Press, et al (subscription)

  strategy+business
A quarterly business magazine that draws on journalists, academics, consultants, and corporate strategists for case studies, interviews, scholarly research, journalistic reports, profiles, and first-person accounts about management, innovation, public policy, and strategy (free and subscription)

  Wall Street Journal

  Wall Street Journal Asia

  Financial Times Asia

  Financial Times US

  London School of Business: Business Strategy Review
The Quarterly business publication of the London Business School (subscription)

  Knowledge@Wharton
The Wharton School of Business on-line business journal, plus on-line abstracts and academic white papers

  Stanford Business
The Stanford University Graduate School of Business on-line business journal, plus on-line abstracts and academic white papers

  Association for Strategic Planning
The Association for Strategic Planning is the US based not-for-profit professional association dedicated to advancing thought and practice in strategy development and deployment

  The Strategic Planning Society
The Strategic Planning Society is the UK based professional association dedicated to advancing thought and practice in strategy development and deployment; magazine + articles (subscription)

  EconoStats
International econometric data, including commodity process, inflation, interest and exchange rates, spot rates, exchange rates, and futures markets, et al



   Supply Chain and Operations Management
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  APICS - The Association for Operations Management
An international professional organization covering operations management, including production, inventory, supply chain, materials management, purchasing, and logistics

  VICS CPFR Committee - The Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment Committee
Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Solutions Association (VICS); The committee is an industry association focused on guidelines and roadmaps for implementation of CPFR for the integration of demand and supply planning across upstream suppliers, suppliers of finished goods and retailers. Also provides CPFR ROI tools. Subcommittees: Apparel & Footwear, Content & Execution, Metrics, Internal Collaboration / S&OP

  IBF - The Institute of Business Forecasting
An international professional organization for business and quantitative operational forecasting and planning; also Journal of Business Forecasting: Methods & Systems (subscription)

  SCC - The Supply-Chain Council
The Supply-Chain Council (SCC) is an international not-for-profit association that sponsors conferences, retreats, benchmarking studies, and development of the Supply-Chain Operations Reference-model (SCOR), a supply chain process reference model

  SOLE - The International Society of Logistics
A non-profit international professional society for the art and science of logistics technology, education and management. Formerly, The Society of Logistics Engineers

  ITE - The Institute of Transportation Engineers
An international educational and scientific association of transportation professionals covering the application of technology and scientific principles to research, planning, functional design, implementation, operation, policy development and management for all transportation modes

  CSCMP - Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
A supply chain management professional society, with focus on logistics management activities; inbound and outbound transportation management, fleet management, warehousing, materials handling, order fulfillment, logistics network design, and management of third party logistics services providers. Formerly CLM, the Council of Logistics Management

  ASCET - Achieving Supply Chain Excellence through Technology
ASCET, is Montgomery Research Incorporated's (MRI) annual report of insights and practical guidance on the rapidly changing landscape of supply chain innovations, tools, processes, and especially the application of IT technologies to the supply chain

  CIO - SCM Research Center
CIO Magazine's SCM resource center

  Supply Chain Management Review
The supply chain management publication of Reed Business Information, the largest business-to-business publisher in the US, covering all aspects of SCM

  Industrial Distribution
The industrial distribution publication of Reed Business Information, the largest business-to-business publisher in the US, covering business-to-business distribution and order fulfillment of industrial products, specifically including MRO, distribution management and distribution technology

  Logistics Management
The logistics management publication of Reed Business Information, the largest business-to-business publisher in the US, covering transport (trucking, rail, ocean, air, intermodal transport), DC/warehouse operations, 3PLs, logistics technology, international logistics and rules/regulations

  Manufacturing & Logistics IT Magazine (UK)
The supply chain management and manufacturing technology publication of Interactive Business Communications in the UK, covering the application of technology to supply chain and manufacturing

  ERI Journal
The supply chain management and manufacturing technology publication of Helmers Publishing Inc., covering an analysis of strategies, processes, technology solutions, and best business practices for the consumer value chain, from product manufacturing through delivery to the consumer. Formally Supply Chain Manufacturing & Logistics

  Logistics Today
The transportation management publication of Penton Media, a international business-to-business publisher, covering tactical information about the fundamentals of logistics: supply chain management, truckload, less than truckload, expedited/express, air freight, maritime, rail/intermodal, hazmat, 3PLs, global logistics, warehouse DC, auto data capture/RFID, inventory management, TMS, wireless, WMS, forecasting, market trends, regulations/security, DC site selection

  Material Handling Management
The material handling, DC, and warehouse publication of Penton Media, a international business-to-business publisher, covering material handling issues, trends, products, technology, and practices: packaging, auto-ID, barcoding, RFID, DC/warehousing management, personnel management, design & maintenance, software services, lift trucks, AGVs, dock equipment, racking & shelving, conveyors & sortation, lifting & positioning, transport packaging, palletizing/unitizing, AS/RS, plant handling equipment

  GL&SCS - Global Logistics & Supply Chain Strategies' SupplyChainBrain.com
The on-line companion to the Global Logistics & Supply Chain Strategies magazine, from Keller International Publishing LLC, the leader in Spanish-language Latin American business publications, covering services and practices of global manufacturing, processing, distribution and supply-chain management



   Sourcing and Purchasing
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  ISM - Institute for Supply Management
The largest international professional organization for purchasing, sourcing and supply management professionals and publisher of the key economic reports Manufacturing Report on Business and the Non-Manufacturing Report on Business. Formally NAPM - The National Association of Purchasing Managers

  Purchasing
The purchasing publication of Reed Business Information, the largest business-to-business publisher in the US, covering strategic sourcing, supply chain, electronics, metals, chemicals, logistics purchasing, MRO & indirect spend, OEM & direct spend, plus price and supply data

  Purchasing Business Intelligence Centre
Monthly and quarterly, quantitative purchase reporting, by Reed Business Information, covering transaction prices, lead times, benchmark data and purchasing indices in these U.S. industry segments: supply markets for steel, aluminum, copper & brass, electronics, chemicals, plastic resins, pulp, paper & paperboard, energy, lumber, and some MRO items

  EconoStats
International econometric data, including commodity prices, spot rates and futures markets



   Manufacturing, Engineering and Quality
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  SME - The Society of Manufacturing Engineers
The international professional organization for manufacturing engineers, professionals and executives, publisher of Manufacturing Engineering magazine

  IIE - The Institute of Industrial Engineers
The world's largest industrial engineering professional society, covering quality and productivity by providing education, training, research, and development of industrial engineering across all industry segments

  AGI - The Avraham Y. Goldratt Institute
Birthplace of Theory of Constraints (TOC), the provider of TOC education and TOC implementation guidance for manufacturing, project/program management, supply chain management, finance, sales and strategic planning

  Advanced Manufacturing magazine
The monthly publication by CLB Media Inc., Canada's leading business-to-business publisher, covering advanced manufacturing technologies (AMT), including "hard technology" design engineering tools, industrial automation equipment, and software systems, plus "soft technology" like lean manufacturing and six-sigma

  Metalworking Production & Purchasing magazine
The bi-monthly publication by CLB Media Inc., Canada's leading business-to-business publisher, covering metal product manufacturing and technology, from job shops through automotive manufacturing

  Manufacturing Business Technology
The manufacturing IT systems of Reed Business Information, the largest business-to-business publisher in the US, covering business and production management applications, management concepts, business processes, and technology infrastructure

  Manufacturing.Net
A Web-based news service exclusively dedicated to manufacturing, covering industry news, features and analysis on the key players, industry issues analysis, case studies, white papers, e-interviews, event calendars, blogs, et al

  The Manufacturer
Two monthly manufacturing publications by Conquest Business Media, business-to-business publisher focused almost exclusively on manufacturing, covering all aspects US and UK manufacturing

  ASQ - The American Society for Quality
The world's leading quality professional society, publisher of Quality Progress Magazine and administrator of the annual Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, covering quality technologies, concepts, tools, and training, including six-sigma, to quality professionals

  Juran Institute
An international institute synonymous with quality control, quality improvement and quality planning, founded by Dr. Joseph Juran, author of the Quality Control Handbook, 1951, now in its 5th edition and Managerial Breakthrough that is the foundation of six-sigma. The organization provides research, pragmatic solutions, the tools and techniques for managing quality

  W. Edwards Deming Institute
An international institute founded by Dr. W. Edward Deming, father of Total Quality Management (TQM) and a principle in the Japanese quality movement, namesake of the Deming Prize, established administered annually by the Japan by the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers, since 1950s

  Six Sigma
iSixSigma.com online resource providing, companion to iSixSigma Magazine, that is the world's leading online provider of essential resources, articles, tools, conferences and practitioner forums for Six Sigma



   Academic, University & White Paper Resources
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  Google Scholar
The specialized search engine from Google that indexes on-line academic and institutional research publications

  Cornell School of Operations Research and Industrial Engineering
The Operations Research (OR) of Cornell University in Ithaca New York, with special empahais on developing conections between commercial software and OR. Several OR abstract ideas and algorithms by Cornell alumni, notably CPLEX and AMPL for optimization, are used to solve OR models that are routinely used in manufacturing, distribution, marketing and other business functions

  Stanford University's Alliance for Innovative Manufacturing (AIM)
AIM is cooperative venture among Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, School of Engineering, and member industrial firms

  Ops Research On-Line
An online resource for operations research and operations management professionals, with on-line tutorials covering basic operations research problems and their solutions, free code including Java classes, OR books, OR links, OR whitepapers and OR software development guidance

  INFORMS - Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
The largest professional society in the world for operations research (OR). Established through the 1995 merger of the Operations Research Society of America (ORSA) and The Institute of Management Sciences (TIMS)

  ORMS Today - Magazine Periodical of INFORMS
The largest professional society in the world for operations research (OR). Established through the 1995 merger of the Operations Research Society of America (ORSA) and The Institute of Management Sciences (TIMS)

  IFORS - The International Federation of Operational Research Societies
An umbrella organization comprising the national Operations Research societies of over forty five countries from four geographical groupings, Asia-Pac, Europe, N. America and S. America. IFORS publishes a journal (ITOR), a compilation of abstracts (IAOR), a bulletin, and newsletters, are available online free of charge

  SIAM - Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
An international organization dedicated to applied industrial mathematics to solve many real-world problems through interactions with computational science and of other scientific and technological communities through journals, research, books, work groups, and conferences