by Etienne CharlierThe reality of sourcing in China is changing fast. The time when it was enough to find a reliable Chinese supplier to secure a strong advantage over competitors is over. Today, [ ... ]
by David Chen The border measures taken by the Chinese Customs has been ever increasing. Recently starting in late October, export shipments involving UL, HDMI, Bluetooth, SD marks etc, which are wid [ ... ]
by Renaud Anjoran Most inspections only involve 1 or 2 references, and can be conducted in one man-day (i.e. one inspector on site for one day). However, in certain situations, deciding on a sample [ ... ]
by Asia Quality Focus team In order to better communicate with your Chinese supplier or Chinese vendor, you should know how to give and receive business cards in China. See below the 10 rules about [ ... ]
by Etienne CharlierIf you wanted to make sure your system failed quickly, you would do exactly like the supplier where we took these photos. One of the most difficult electro-mechanical systems t [ ... ]
by Andrew Hupert A Chinese negotiator approaches each deal with two options in mind. His Plan A is a long-term relationship that will bring him many profitable transactions over a long time. He knows [ ... ]
by Renaud Anjoran Big brands/retailers send a lot of social auditors to the factories working for them. It is usually neffective (or worse), but there are a few right spots too. Now, how about [ ... ]
by Renaud Anjoran So, your Chinese manufacturers ask for price increases in the 10-20% range. Are you unsure of what to answer? Here are a few tips.
by Renaud Anjoran These days, it seems the same subject of conversation comes up whenever I meet with a sourcing agent: does their activity have a future? It is a very wide question, and as such it [ ... ]
by Renaud Anjoran
Most inspections only involve 1 or 2 references, and can be conducted in one man-day (i.e. one inspector on site for one day). However, in certain situations, deciding on a sample plan is very difficult–see my previous article about shipments including many references.