Searching And Qualifying Suppliers

How you go about searching, qualifying, and choosing a supplier is the best predictor about the eventual success or failure of your importing business. Do not take this decision on the basis of a good human contact. And, on the other hand, do not feel reassured by the view of a large and shiny manufacturing facility.

The sourcing process

    When should you request quotations from Chinese factories?

    In China, don’t search for the cheapest supplier

    Directories of Chinese suppliers/manufacturers
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Factory audits & verifications

    Infographic: how a factory audit works

    Finding a suitable Chinese supplier is an art more than a science

    Chinese factories: what can be checked

    Is an export license a must for Chinese suppliers?

    What questions can you ask a Chinese factory during a visit?

    What can you observe in a Chinese factory?
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Working with sourcing agents

    The 3 types of sourcing companies in China

    Top 10 mistakes when outsourcing your China sourcing
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Supplier management

    How to improve your Chinese supplier pool?

    Imposing fines on Chinese suppliers

    How to avoid problems with suppliers [e-book]
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Different types of factories

    Buying from a large factory

    Different types of production organization

    Why semi-automation is better than full automation

    The bad habit of producing in large batches

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