China direct sourcing

In this post, I will talk about 5 important advantages China direct sourcing can give you. Before I start let me just say that working with trading companies or importers in your home country has its advantages and for some companies, this is the way to go. China direct sourcing has 5 advantages that will take your organization to a whole other level and will give you a competitive edge that wil...
Quality control services in China

Read Time: 3 Minutes In this post, I will give you a simple way you can follow step by step to improve your business efficiency starting today using affordable quality control services in China Did you ever find yourself either traveling to a factory for inspection or waiting for a quality control inspection results hoping nothing will go wrong, but feeling it just might? Ever wondered why is t...
Importing from China

Read time: 3.5 minutes. In this post, I will talk about what your organization must be able to do before you start importing from China. Importing from China allows companies to take advantage of the (still) relatively lower price points, high capacity and the robust infrastructure China offers. When comparing to other countries in the region, these companies can buy bigger quantities at lower p...
China outsourcing agent

Read time: 4 minutes In this post, I am going to talk about how experienced China outsourcing agents select manufacturers and how you can do all or at least the major part of this job by yourself. Veteran China outsourcing agents know that finding a good factory is difficult and very time-consuming. But if done right, can lift your company to heights you didn’t dream of. So the investment defini...
Quality Control Services in China

Read time: 3.5 minutes. Some people I talk to think it is a must buying quality control services in China. Some think there is really no need to buy quality control services in China. So what’s the answer? As always…It depends… It depends on your product, your suppliers, your own infrastructure in China, your market and a few more factors. But one thing is certain: Somewhere, in your supply ch...
China buying agent

I don’t know if you ever had this experience. From time to time I find myself trying to get some manufacturers to agree to something they already agreed to. It doesn’t happen every day, it doesn’t happen with every manufacturer, but it happens. Last week I wrote about a very important role a China buying agent plays in making sure the communication between the factory and the buyer is smooth and ...
China buying agent

Read time: 3 minutes. In this post I am going to talk about one of the most important parts of your China buying agent responsibilities, is the one thing they never talk about. Different companies use different ways working with their China buying agent. If you are new to working with buying agents or not sure whether you should work with one, the following content may help: Agents – Is this f...
China direct sourcing

Last week I wrote a post called “China direct sourcing – Do it yourself”. Most people I work with have extensive China experience and really know their way around the middle kingdom. So I wrote the post assuming people who read the post have sound knowledge about the nuts and bolts of China direct sourcing. Then I spoke to a very interesting entrepreneur, a really brilliant guy (let’s call him To...
China direct sourcing DIY

Read time: 2.5 minutes. Today's competition is too fierce and most companies have no other choice but making the China direct sourcing strategy a part of their overall strategy. As I said not every company needs this strategy. If you are not sure, here are two posts that will help you: 1) 5 Issues you must know about China direct sourcing – 1 2) 5 Issues you must know about China direct sourci...
Chinese team building

In the last post, I was talking about some of the differences between Chinese team building as the team manager and Chinese team building when you are not. Many China business services professionals find themselves in situations where they work with teams who work for suppliers of their customers. As an outside project manager, these professionals have no impact on the future of the team members ...