Ping Wang
Hong Kong | Asia
Procurement, Strategic Sourcing at IBM

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My thoughts on ...
What I think about Foxconn
Good company delivers value through its core competency. Foxconn did it, although there could be other fields that Foxconn can improve on.

What I think about some of the emerging EMS markets or regions
Middle west of China may come up to offer more manufacturing services catching up with east China.

What I think about low-cost manufacturing
Core competency of low-cost manufacturing are: efficiency, accuracy, flexibility and scale.

My thoughts on what makes a good program manager
People Management and relationship buildup

If I could travel back in time and witness any event one would be
The establishment of the ShangHai Stock Exchange market

Someone I would most like to sit next to at a dinner party
My daughter. I can see her growing and happy with learning everyday. how can adult learn and improve oneself as happy and naturally as children do?

Some of the countries I have visited for work or play
Germany, USA, France, Austria, Swiss, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Hong Kong, China

A helpful travel tip I often use
Well plan in advance, then, relax and enjoy

A favorite electronics gadget
Electronic paper book, although i have not ever had one till now. I am just concerned about the reading materials available.

About me ...

Ping Wang is a China-based IBM sourcing and procurement professional with experience in supplier development and management and sourcing strategy development and deployment working with local Chinese emerging and niche suppliers as well as global technology suppliers.

Ms. Wang’s career responsibilities span leading cross-functional and cross-Asia-regional teams in sourcing activities, developing and executing sourcing initiatives (e.g., core supplier programs), and managing supplier qualifications and evaluations.

Prior to her current purchasing and procurement role with IBM China / Hong Kong Ltd., Ms. Wang held procurement roles with IBM (China) Co., Ltd., and software engineering and project managerial responsibilities at IBM (China) Development Lab.

Ms. Wang earned her master’s degree in Germany, completing her thesis at IBM’s Germany development lab. She also has experience working at one of IBM’s labs in the United States and is interested in helping to create effective multi-cultural communication.