Llevamos años trabajando en este sector, y en ese tiempo hemos visto de todo, internet aparentemente abre las puertas de las fábricas de cualquier producto a todo el mundo. Aparentemente.
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Although it could look a contradiction, labor cost increase, it strengthening its power as manufacturer: gathering most of the supply chain, China has boomed their industrial competitiveness, and attracts more investment.
If you have to buy or produce small quantity orders in China, likely you will work with small factories, some of them very small and these small factories anything can happen, so it is important to know who they are.
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.
‘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.
Due to Chinese mentality, in which avoiding by any means public humiliation is something that conditions their behavior. As opposed to the western world where being sued is a legal issue that does not implicate guilt, in China it is considered humiliating, and such an humiliation is something everyone pretends to avoid.
Supply contracts written by western lawyers always included indemnification clauses for defective products, in many occasions those lawyers have not visited China, and they are not aware about how these clauses works there.