How to Build & Leverage Better Supplier Relationships
Factories are a dime a dozen, but good factories can be worth their weight in gold. Anytime you find a good factory, value it equal to your best customer. If you can set your long-term goals to constantly identify quality factories and strengthening your relationships with them, you’ll quickly begin to learn about the world successful...
Environmentally Friendly Ways of Manufacturing in China
How many individual products have you produced in the lifetime of your business? How many plastic bags were thrown away after your products arrived at your customer's doors? How much carbon emissions have gone into the atmosphere because of your brand?
The Shoestring Budget Guide: Turning Your Product Idea into a Prototype and Preparing for Sourcing
I have been reviewing product ideas and getting them prepared for manufacturing for the past six years. When a client comes to me with visions of having their designs on cocktail napkins manufactured and turned into the next viral product, my responses are almost always something that inevitably...
Canton Fair: Key Insights into the Oldest and Largest Trade Fair in China
The China Import and Export Fair, also known as Canton Fair, is the largest trade show in China and one of the largest in the whole world, as hundreds of thousands of people attend the event in order to find new and exciting products for their import/export business.
Quality Control in China: Understanding the Quality Inspection Process
There are a lot of misconceptions and stereotypes around the “Made in China” icon. While the tagline does have a less-than-ideal reputation, poor product quality is rarely the fault of the manufacturer. Rather, poor quality can usually be traced back to a lack of communication or understanding.
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