Our experience in procurement and manufacturing sourcing in China shows every day that among the reliable suppliers there are others fraudulent suppliers on alert to hook naive buyers that believe that this activity can be performed with no experts support.
Considering the questions we receive from SME’s doing business in China we have a look about what usually SME’s do not take in account when buying in China.
When manufacturing or procurement is outsourced in China, lead time includes more than assembling, packaging and shipping. Clarifying the different phases could provide some help. A clear perspective will contribute to avoid significant delays.
Sourcing for procurement and manufacturing in China may be a daunting experience. There are thousands of factories with different qualities and capacities. Finding the right one is vital for any project.
Business involved in product manufacturing are conscious of how important are to be ingenious, efficient and cost competitive to reach the success. Outsourcing manufacturing in China is one of the mos…
‘Guanxi’ is the word used in China to name the influential contacts and that is often misunderstood by foreigners.
The global kitchenware industry feeds on the contribution of Chinese suppliers that, over the past 15 years, have developed a huge productive capacity and quality. The vast majority of the brands that consumers find in the market are Western brands but their production is in the hands of Chinese suppliers.
Regarding the outsourcing of purchases and manufacturing to China it is sometimes heard that the use of a company that facilitates this job adds a cost to the product’s price, and it would be cheaper to do it directly from the company. Obviously to do so directly is an option, the fact that it is cheaper is, as always, debatable.