Shipping: Containers, Rates and Documents

Logistics in Manufacturing - Intrepid Sourcing
26
Jun

Shipping: Containers, Rates and Documents

The key to any successful import company is efficient freight management. Information regarding container sizes and economic feasibility of such shipment are discussed, giving the reader a broad understanding of what to expect when shipping from China/Asia. Other associated logistics issues should be considered as well, such as how to get the containers from and...
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Infrastructure
08
Jul

Infrastructure & Trade Routes:
The Rapid Modernization

For a country that wants to strive economically, certain factors need to be in place to allow for endogenous growth. One especially important factor is China’s infrastructure development. Infrastructure’s broad definition makes it important to have a strong foundation consisting of all the essential basics: Sewage, water, electricity, internet, road/rail networks are these necessary systems...
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Services
08
Jul

Services in Production:
Process & Feature Overview

While deciding to look to China and other Asian countries for cheaper manufacturing, numerous benefits exist (including reduced price and faster production time); however, weaknesses exist as well: loss of direct control, increase in risks associated with international trade and the neglect of other aspects. Considerations beyond financial ones should be included in the final...
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Negotiations
08
Jul

Contract Negotiations:
Chinese Business Bargaining

Being an integral part of business, international business negotiations are vital to get right. Any mistake in strategy can result in overpaying, and you want to do everything right to ensure you get the lowest price and best agreement possible. Business negotiations in China generally are handled differently than in Western countries. It is essential...
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Monitoring
08
Jul

Monitoring & Inspection:
How to Do Factory Inspections & QC

When thinking about sourcing from China, quality control is key. China’s poor reputation shadows the many reputable factories which can be trusted to produce high quality goods: many low-end factories price gauge for low-end merchandise. However, there are several things you can do (and services you can hire) that will mitigate the risk in these...
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Considering costing and payments is crucial for production analytics - Intrepid Sourcing
08
Jul

Money Transfers:
Different Methods to Pay Suppliers

When it comes to international trading, there are a variety of problems that can crop up. One area that is of particular concern is how to carry out a safe transaction with a Chinese supplier. There are a variety of different ways to actually conduct the transaction, each come with their own risks and is...
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Logstics, Transportation
08
Jul

Logistics: A Quickly Growing Market

The China logistics market presents another sourcing problem which is also an objective of third party consulting companies’ services. The task of finding a suitable manufacturer can be difficult in itself, but then choosing the appropriate method of transport can be challenging, too. Several factors should be considered. Firstly, the production location establishes which method to...
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Getting Samples
08
Jul

Product Samples:
Significance and Meaning

Product samples are always an important aspect of planning bulk orders or setting up production. Due to the recent trend of outsourcing production, more companies than ever are looking internationally for suppliers, which makes this simple procedure more decisive. Truly understanding the quality of your product and manufacturer can only be judged when the final...
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certifications-
08
Jul

Certifications:
Planning the Mandatory Testing

Product certifications in China are a vital part of the process when importing from or exporting to China. If the safety of the product is questioned, customs can seize it until proper China product certification is presented. If the product certification is not presented then the items seized can be sent back or may even...
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