Should You Be A Hands-On Or Hands-Off Kind Of BuyerRenaud and Adrian talk about the different ways to follow up on production once you’re working with a Chinese supplier who’s developing and/or manufacturing your products.

You can either be hands-off or hands-on, and both have their positives and negatives as you’ll find out in this episode.

**Spoiler alert**

Most entrepreneurs and SMEs who’re developing a new product will really benefit from taking control and being more hands-on…don’t say we didn’t warn you! 👍 😉


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Listen: ‘Hands-On’ Or ‘Hands-Off’ Buyer? – Sourcing from China (Part 6) 

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Episode sections

  • 00:00 – Greetings & quick mention of Covid in China
  • 01:42 – Introducing the topic: How closely to follow production?
  • 02:41 – What is a hands-off buyer?
  • 08:33 – Buyers who should be more hands-on, but aren’t, and the risks they face
  • 11:29 – What is the typical sourcing process for hands-off buyers?
  • 17:59 – What is a hands-on buyer?
  • 23:32 – Benefits of being hands-on.
  • 30:06 – Is there a risk of the supplier taking advantage of long-term customers who’re reliant on them?
  • 35:10 – Wrapping up. 


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