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...
Quality Control in China: How the Quality Inspection Process Can Save You Thousands
If you’re currently manufacturing products in China, or if you plan on doing so, then one of the very first things you’ll want to do is invest in a top-tier quality inspection process. This is especially vital if you’re not personally located in China and will be tasking an off-shore manufacturing factory in...
3 Trends in Chinese Manufacturing You Should Know About
It’s no secret that China is one of the most important manufacturing capitals of the world. Forbes reported in June 2018 that “China/Hong Kong account for 291 of the world's 2,000 largest companies, up from 262 in 2017,” and the country’s emphatic prioritization of its manufacturing output shows no signs of waning.
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...
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