It is easier than ever for foreign buyers to have a manufacturer handle high-mix, low-volume orders, with short lead times. In other words, flexible manufacturing. … [Read more...]
Tired of Your Chinese Factories’ High MOQs & Long Lead Times?
A few months back, I wrote about how some buyers can no longer put up with their suppliers' quality issues. And I often lament on the poor state of quality systems here. In this article I'd like to mention the other enormous source of … [Read more...]
How to decrease a minimum order quantity
One concern many small buyers have in China has to do with the minimum order quantity imposed by manufacturers. It is actually the barrier that keeps many retailers working with importers/wholesalers. But some smart importers have figured … [Read more...]