How important are laboratory certifications for your made-in-China product_

While developing and manufacturing a new product in China, it is worthwhile trying to get laboratory certifications that demonstrate the safety and compliance of your products. Why? It’s about your liability and about what your customers will think of your … Continue reading

process fmea root cause analysis

Process FMEAs are so useful for businesses who are serious about reducing risk in design or production… and so poorly conducted in China. But before we explain how to conduct yours, just what is a Process FMEA in the first … Continue reading

disputes with chinese suppliers

Nearly every week, a few clients come to us for help with various disputes with their Chinese suppliers. We’ll share some of the broad strokes here (no identifying client information included) so you can avoid these issues, too, or at … Continue reading

Disputes with Chinese suppliers Volume 2

In this volume we will address the concerns of importers who are using a Chinese OEM to add a logo to existing products that will then be sold abroad.

How To Package Tooling Properly So It Doesn’t Get Damaged Or Rust Unnecessarily Quickly In Transit

We’ve already blogged about the tooling transfer process in China and, as a follow-up, here are our tips on how to package tooling correctly so that it is safe and doesn’t rust unnecessarily quickly in transit.

effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus on today’s importers with a Chinese supply chain

As the COVID-19 coronavirus continues its spread around the world, importers who rely on Chinese factories or suppliers feel nervous about the effects on their businesses. To help make things clearer and provide some actionable advice on how to reduce … Continue reading

Coronavirus FAQs & Package Safety Information For Importers

In this article, we’ll give you some information about what the risks of receiving packages from China could be by providing answers to some coronavirus FAQs…

How To Drive Your Chinese Suppliers To Improve Reliability

Choosing Chinese suppliers to manufacture your goods is often a cost-driven choice that makes a lot of sense, and one importers make even after taking into account the worrying tales about China scams waiting to trip up the unwary. While … Continue reading

How To Reduce Manufacturing Costs? The Lean Approach

The number one challenge of Chinese suppliers, as revealed by a recent survey, is reducing manufacturing costs. Their costs keep rising, but price competition is stronger and stronger. So how can you reduce costs?

How To Handle Chinese New Year Manufacturing Disruptions_

We’re well into December now and so if you’re importing from China you should be getting ready for the annual Chinese New Year manufacturing disruption. CNY is an inescapable holiday that has wide-reaching effects on everyone, so how can you best handle … Continue reading