Adrian and Renaud get together to talk about 10 common problems that companies with Chinese manufacturing suppliers often face, AND how you can deal with them. Hopefully, you are not one of the unlucky ones, but being prepared with the knowledge to avoid issues is always helpful!


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Episode sections

  • 00:00 – Greetings and introduction
  • 03:22 – 1. If your supplier refuses to ship the goods you paid for.
  • 09:40 – 2. Your manufacturer tries to force you to accept poor quality that you’re uncomfortable with.
  • 16:00 – 3. If the supplier has failed to prepare export packaging of your products for your scheduled quality inspection.
  • 21:41 – 4. When your supplier has disappeared with your tooling and/or inventory.
  • 25:33 – 5. Your supplier won’t provide important supply chain information.
  • 29:30 – 6. You catch your supplier selling your products as their own!
  • 34:59 – 7. Your ‘factory’ turns out to be a trading company.
  • 39:00 – 8. Coping with an unexpected price increase from suppliers.
  • 41:50 – 9. Your current supplier blocks the transfer of your mold tooling to a new supplier.
  • 46:09 – 10. Worries about keeping sensitive product information secure.
  • 48:26 – Wrapping up.


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