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The Global Trade Gal Podcast gives international entrepreneurship, trade, business, and supply chain management advice. The Global Trade Gal - Anita - has over 30 years of experience living and working overseas as an entrepreneur. The Global Trade Gal podcast gives information, stories, advice - anything to do with entrepreneurship, trade, supply chain management, living and working overseas, creating, developing, and manufacturing home decor and home furnishing products. Anita’s company, Mo ...
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When people are looking to manufacture lamps or lighting, there can be a lot of confusion between the two terms. While they might seem similar, there are distinct differences between what constitutes a lamp and what is considered lighting. Understanding these differences is crucial for consumers and manufacturers, as each type of fixture serves uni…
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Trends in fashion and design are cyclical. They often revisit the aesthetics of previous decades with a fresh perspective. If you are around long enough, you will start to see these cycles return again and again. Recently, there’s been a noticeable shift back to the bold and vibrant styles of the 1980s in the realm of home decor and furniture. This…
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Join Anita on Timber Talks as we explore the fascinating world of reclaimed and recycled wood, uncovering their differences, similarities, and how they can transform your home decor. Wood is pivotal in traditional and contemporary interior design, offering warmth, character, and durability. However, in an era where sustainability is paramount, the …
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Have you ever wondered why countries have so many rules about what goods can come in and out? It’s not all about economics or health. Around the globe, governments carefully regulate trade to keep their people safe, protect the environment, and ensure fair play on the world stage. This podcast explores the reasons behind these import and export res…
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Join Anita, host of Global Trade Gal, as we dive into the complexities of fluctuating container shipping rates. For professionals in the global supply chain, stability often feels elusive, particularly when it comes to these essential costs. Despite expectations, rates can shift dramatically due to various influential factors. This podcast explores…
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Join Anita, your host from Global Trade Gal, as we delve into the world of product design where countless tools vie for attention. Amidst the giants like Adobe Photoshop stands a quiet powerhouse: Procreate on the iPad. As a designer in the home decor and furniture realm, I've found Procreate to be a game-changer, offering unique capabilities that …
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Join Anita on Global Trade Gal as she explores the intricate world of ethnographic research in product design. Discover how proficient designers blend research and intuition to craft user-centric solutions. Dive into the art of integrating ethnography into design processes, unraveling the complexities of user behavior. Tune in to gain valuable insi…
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In the world of design, the collaboration between cutting-edge software can truly revolutionize the creative process. Join Anita on Global Trade Gal as she delves into the seamless integration of Shapr3D and Procreate for home decor and furniture design. Discover the boundless potential of these tools working harmoniously, as Anita shares her first…
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Join Anita on Global Trade Gal as we delve into the significance of Pantone's Color of the Year announcement. Discover why this annual reveal captivates media attention worldwide and why it matters beyond aesthetics. From cultural influences to economic impacts, explore the real significance behind Pantone's color predictions since 1999. Tune in to…
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Join Anita on Global Trade Gal as she explores the world of successful Product Designers. Having collaborated with exceptional talents, Anita sheds light on the common traits they embody. Discover the significance of understanding users and their needs, the humility to listen and communicate effectively, and the skill to visualize designs. Tune in …
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Delve into the realm of ethical sourcing alongside Anita on Global Trade Gal. Explore how companies prioritize environmental sustainability, labor rights, and social responsibility across their global supply chains. Let's uncover the significance of ethical practices in shaping a fairer, more sustainable future together. You can discover more about…
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Join Anita, your host at Global Trade Gal, as we delve into the world of consumer product certifications. Understanding the nuances between UL, CSA, and ETL marks is crucial for informed decisions. These certifications are essential for products in Canada and the United States, but what sets UL apart as the most widely recognized? Tune in to unrave…
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In all the years we've been shipping containers, not a single one has been lost at sea. Join Anita on Global Trade Gal as we dive into the rare occurrences when containers go missing, exploring the reasons behind them. From weather-related incidents to human error, discover why these mishaps are few and far between. Tune in for insights into the wo…
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Packaging excellence is the linchpin of product quality across the supply chain. Discover the vital role ply values play in corrugated cartons, unraveling the layers of 3-ply, 5-ply, and 7-ply constructions. Join us on The Carton Chronicles to unpack the secrets behind top-tier packaging and elevate your understanding of carton quality. You can rea…
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Unlock the secrets to successful product sourcing with Mondoro! 🌍 Join us as we share our wealth of experience and delve into the 5 most common errors in product procurement. Learn from our costly lessons and gain valuable insights to avoid pitfalls like 'too good to be true' deals and catch-and-bait pricing schemes. Tune in to discover the importa…
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Uncover the surprising link between the rise of rattan furniture and Southeast Asia's colonization. As Western powers explored and colonized the region in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, they discovered unique materials like rattan, palm, and bamboo. Join us as we explore how these colonizers ingeniously crafted chairs for comfort, adapting…
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In this podcast, Anita delves into the depths of organizational consciousness, unraveling how it shapes an enterprise's identity, values, and impacts. From questioning purpose to redefining responsibility, we uncover the transformative power of organizational awareness. Simultaneously, we shine a light on social consciousness, where acknowledging a…
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In this episode, Anita sheds light on the misunderstood concept of Social Environmental Responsibility, a term echoing in corporate boardrooms worldwide. Learn how companies can balance profitability with societal and environmental well-being, understanding the profound impact on poverty eradication. 🔍 Explore the nexus between profits, social resp…
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Join Anita, the voice behind Global Trade Gal, as she delves into the complexities of supply chain dynamics in the post-COVID era. Can a supply chain truly be both efficient and responsive? Tune in to unravel the secrets of achieving the perfect equilibrium! 🌐🚚 To read more about Can A Supply Chain Be Both Efficient And Responsive? by clicking here…
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In this episode, Anita delves into the inspiring work of Project Sprouts and their collaboration with Mondoro to support elementary schools in North Vietnam. Learn about the daily struggles of children and their families in impoverished mountain villages, where education is a precious yet challenging pursuit. From the dedicated efforts of Project S…
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Join Anita on Global Trade Gal as she simplifies the intricacies of Strategic Sourcing in today’s competitive landscape. Learn the seven key steps to enhance your supply chain, optimize costs, and ensure top-notch product quality. Discover the secrets to building vendor partnerships that transcend transactions and foster long-term growth. Tune in t…
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Join Anita on Global Trade Gal as she delves into the world of disruptive innovation. Drawing inspiration from the insights of the late Clay Christensen, this episode unravels the transformative impact of identifying untapped market segments and introducing groundbreaking business models. Discover how disruptive innovation reshapes industries from …
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Join Anita on Global Trade Gal as she shares essential insights in '10 Tips On Loading A Dry Shipping Container: What You Need To Know.' Knowing how to load a dry shipping container is crucial for safe and successful global shipments. Discover the secrets to proper loading to ensure your goods arrive securely. Don't miss this episode—it's a game-ch…
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Join Anita, a seasoned traveler who has called many corners of Asia home. In this episode, she unveils the secrets behind her must-have travel items and why they're crucial for any globetrotter. From water bottles to cleansers, each item has a unique role in keeping Anita safe and healthy during her adventures in the most remote locations. You can …
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Join Anita on Global Trade Gal as she delves into the transformative world of Impact Sourcing—one of the hottest buzzwords today. Discover how businesses can make a difference by employing socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, actively contributing to the global fight against poverty. Learn why Impact Sourcing is more than just outso…
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Join Anita on Global Trade Gal as she sheds light on the Standard Light Bulb Base Socket Types and Sizes. Don't be in the dark about E-26, E-12, E-19, and E-39 sockets – unravel the mysteries with us! 💡 You can learn more about What are the Standard Light Bulb Base Socket Types and Sizes? by clicking here. #LightingBasics #SocketTypes #GlobalTradeG…
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Join Anita, the voice behind Global Trade Gal, as she dives into the intricacies of safety ratings in Canada. 🍁 Ever wondered if the UL rating is acceptable up north? Tune in to unravel the mystery! You can learn more about whether the UL Rating Is Acceptable In Canada? by clicking here. #GlobalTradeGal #CanadianStandards #SafetyRatings #ULC #cUL #…
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Join Anita on the "Global Trade Gal" show as she dives deep into the world of Mother of Pearl, exploring its beauty and the challenge of distinguishing the real from the fake. Mother of Pearl, a stunning material sourced from the ocean floor, has captivated enthusiasts for centuries. Discover essential tips to ensure the authenticity of your Mother…
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Join Anita as she explores the profound impact of home decor on our lives. Discover the secrets behind why our homes are more than just spaces—they're reflections of our identity, well-being, and connections with others. You can learn more about Why Home Decor Matters? 10 Reasons Why Home Decor Matters by clicking here. #HomeDecorMatters #GlobalTra…
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Join your host, Anita, on Global Trade Gal, as we explore the Streaming Wars era. 🍿🎬 Uncover the rise and fall of Blockbuster, the unstoppable ascent of Netflix, and the secrets to surviving in the ever-evolving digital landscape. Tune in and stay ahead of the competition! You can read more about Netflix & Blockbuster – Case Study Of Disruptive Inn…
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Join us as we delve into the world of Conscious Capitalism Chronicles. Discover how numerous companies scaled back production and laid off employees without offering a safety net—leading to considerable hardship for families and communities. On the bright side, some businesses survived and flourished amidst various challenges. These successful ente…
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Welcome to the Global Trade Gal podcast! 🌍 I'm your host, Anita. At the heart of every action in the supply chain lies communication. Undoubtedly, it stands as the most pivotal element for anyone navigating the intricacies of the supply chain, especially on a global scale. Information equates to both time and money. Miscommunication or lacking vita…
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Join Anita on "Global Trade Gal" as we explore the fascinating world behind your local grocery store. 🌍🛒 Discover how every item on the shelf is a thread in the intricate global supply chain, connecting continents, cultures, and climates. 🌏🤝 Tune in to uncover the secrets and significance of this hidden network that brings products from around the …
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Join host Anita on Global Trade Gal as she delves into the remarkable journey of AI's impact on the world of global supply chains. Discover how Artificial Intelligence is reshaping industries worldwide, with a special focus on the supply chain realm. From optimizing operations to boosting customer satisfaction, learn how AI is revolutionizing the w…
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Join Anita on Global Trade Gal as she delves into the common misconception that confuses activity with productivity. 🕒📈 Tune in to explore how staying busy for the sake of it can hinder growth and discover the secrets to actual efficiency and business success. Don't miss this enlightening episode where we debunk the myths and uncover the path to ge…
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Join your host, Anita, as we delve into the remarkable impact of the internet on global trade and business. 🌐💼 Today, it's hard to imagine a world without the web, but its emergence transformed the landscape of commerce in ways we'll explore together. From connecting businesses to customers worldwide to reshaping marketing strategies, we'll uncover…
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Explore the dynamic shift from traditional distribution channels to the cutting-edge Modern Supply Chain with your host, Anita, on Global Trade Gal. Discover how technology, alliances, and customer-centricity are reshaping global commerce. 🌐📦 You can learn more about Modern Supply Chain Vs. Traditional Distribution Channels by clicking here. #Suppl…
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Join Anita, your host at Global Trade Gal, as she delves into the exciting world of social media for home decor and home furnishings businesses. 🏠💻 Don't miss out on this episode, where we reveal the top 4 social media platforms that are essential for boosting your home decor brand's online presence! 🌟 You can read more about Our Top 4 Social Media…
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When I recently attended the Scandinavian and The United States Design show at the Milwaukee Art Museum, one of the displays that caught my attention was the information on the collaboration between the Danish Designer Finn Juhl and Baker Furniture. Join me as we delve into the fascinating world of Danish design and explore the lasting impact of th…
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Welcome to Global Trade Gal! In this episode, we dive deep into the history and impact of Troll Dolls, from their origins with Thomas Dam to the establishment of Made For Dam Things. Join me as we explore their journey from Scandinavia to the United States and their iconic presence in the Milwaukee Art Museum's Scandinavian Design exhibition. As a …
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Join Anita as she delves into the captivating world of Marimekko, where bold, vibrant, and artistic textiles and clothing take center stage. Discover the unique charm of Marimekko prints and fashion, as Anita shares her personal experiences, including a visit to the Art Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she encountered the mesmerizing original …
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Join Anita, your host on Global Trade Gal, as we explore the captivating journey of Scandinavian design and its enduring impact on American design and lifestyle from 1890 to 1980. The exhibition provided a fascinating overview of how these influences have shaped the design world, resonating even in contemporary times. Stay tuned as we share some of…
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Join Anita as she explores Mondoro's Core Value and dives into the transformative power of the 1% Marginal Gains Rule. Discover how making minor daily improvements can lead to significant changes over time. Learn from the legendary Sir Dave Brailsford of the British Cycling team and his emphasis on incremental 1% improvements in various areas for r…
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Join us as we delve into the secrets of creating exceptional products that captivate consumers and transform living spaces. In this podcast series, we'll be showcasing Mondoro, your trusted trainers for overseas manufacturing, as they share practical training, teaching, and mentoring strategies for achieving greatness in the industry. To discover m…
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Discover how Mondoro's commitment to increasing efficiency and maintaining a zero-tolerance policy shapes its approach to global trade. Learn why the organization is key to delivering timely answers to clients and how combating corruption safeguards businesses. Tune in for insightful discussions and practical strategies to optimize efficiency and f…
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Join Anita on Global Trade Gal as she explores how Mondoro can help you unleash your creativity and craft unique, captivating home decor products. From concept to reality, discover the fundamental steps and expertise that make Mondoro the go-to destination for extraordinary designs. Let's dive into the world of innovative home furnishings with Anit…
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Join Anita as she explores the vital role of communication in global trade. Discover 10 compelling reasons why effective communication is the key to success, strong relationships, and seamless operations. At Mondoro, we prioritize clear and consistent interaction with customers, vendors, and partners, persevering in our communication efforts to dri…
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Join Anita, the Global Trade Gal, as she uncovers the secrets of brass identification in her captivating podcast. In this episode, Anita reveals quick and reliable methods to determine if an item is a solid brass or brass plated. She leaves no stone unturned, from the visual test to the magnetic test and even a scratching technique. Tune in to gain…
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Join Anita on the Global Trade Gal podcast as she explores the growing trend toward social consciousness in a world that is becoming increasingly interconnected. As we become more aware of our actions impact on the environment and society, we must commit to creating positive change. Are you ready to join the movement? To discover more about The Fut…
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Join Anita on Global Trade Gal as she shares tips on how to tell the difference between alabaster and marble. Learn about the unique properties of each stone and how they are used in different applications. You'll discover the best ways to identify these popular materials, from indoor decor to outdoor sculptures. You can discover more by reading ou…
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