China Supplier Evaluations
Posted by: Omnitech (IP Logged)
Date: April 27, 2012 11:10PM
There are 3 key points to keep in mind when evaluating a China supplier. They are:
1. Separate QC Staff – To what degree (if any) does the factory separate the QC staff from the production staff. In the ideal situation there is a separate QC manager who is equal or of higher authority than the Production Manager. In any case, the Production Manager should have his own separate team, responsible directly to top management, with the responsibility of product quality only. Identifying this will immediately help you weed out the worst 85% of factories.
2. Organization – Organization across the board, from neat and complete offices, to production space and warehousing. This includes clear markings.
3. Communication – Pay special attention to how the supplier communicates with you both face to face and through emails. The best factory in the world is useless to you if they communicate poorly.