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...
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...
Quality control services in China

This is part 1 of a two post mini-series about mistakes companies that provide quality control services in China can make. Providing good quality control services in China require some soft skills on top of the engineering and product-related skills. If you are not sure why soft skills are needed I encourage you to read this page on the CSO website: >> Quality control services in China<...
Sourcing agent in China

Read time: 3.5 minutes. In this post I am going to talk about how you will know a) if you want to work with a sourcing agent in China and b) if the answer to a) is yes, what type of agent is the best one for you. I write this post assuming you read the post China direct sourcing strategy. If you didn’t, I suggest you read it first. It will help you understand the context I am talking about in th...
China Direct Sourcing

Read time: 3.5 minutes. This is part two of this mini-series. In the first part, I talked about some of the issues you must know when you implement the China direct sourcing strategy. If you missed the first China direct sourcing strategy post, I encourage you to read it here.   Problem-solving – Are you in control? When we enter a business deal, we all want to profit together and...