by David Chen
Many companies rely on using support from sourcing agencies to handle their supplies in China.
For those companies just started to select such a partnership, a very wide range of different sort of agencies are out there for consideration. We hereby offer a score card as a guideline for your assessment.
To have a successful and consistent flow of importing, you would need a full range of support from sourcing to operations. You do not expect this from individuals who work alone and who are not able to maintain a consistent service standard.
For rendering such full sourcing support in a professional manners, an agency should have its standard processes, well trained and stable staff in the multiple disciplines, experience and know-how on the products your company is dealing with and ideally a host of proprietary tool sets to support the tasks.
In your interview with your candidates, learn from them about these four important components that construct a well functioning agency.