Quality Control when buying from China – Renaud Anjoran explains why it matters

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Renaud Anjoran Quality Control

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Renaud Anjoran, from France, is the founder of Sofeast – a Quality Inspection firm based in South China. He’s the guy to call when you want to be sure that your products are in compliance with your quality requirements, or when you already have serious quality issues. With years of experience in the industry, he has a lot to share with us. Renaud explains why Quality Control is essential for all businesses importing from China and how you can deal with your supplier when things go wrong.

Renaud, tell us a bit about yourself and how you got into Quality Assurance to begin with?

Originally I came to this region for a job in a trading company based in Hong Kong. After about 18 months, I felt Chinese manufacturers had cheated me in every conceivable way and I was very frustrated. I was trying to get in another activity. Continue reading Quality Control when buying from China – Renaud Anjoran explains why it matters

Interview with a China sourcing expert – Anders Bäckström of Current Consulting

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Anders Bäckström is the co-founder of the sourcing and quality assurance company Current Consulting Group. With offices in Shanghai, Hong Kong and their native Sweden, they manage various aspects of the supply chain for clients in Europe, Asia and North America. Anders Bäckström set his foot for the first time in the far east back in 1994. He is a leading expert in the sourcing industry and that is why we wanted to share his views. Keep reading to find out more!

Anders, please tell us a bit about how you got started.

I grew up in Sweden, but started traveling early. My parents had been living and working abroad for many years and therefore it felt only natural for me to do the same. Before I came to China I had already been working in Guatemala, US, Spain and Holland for a number of years. Continue reading Interview with a China sourcing expert – Anders Bäckström of Current Consulting

Chinese Suppliers – Trading Companies and Manufacturers Explained

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There are three main supplier categories to take into consideration when importing from China – Manufacturers, Trading Companies and Manufacturing & Trading Companies. While the type of company will not be the most important factor when selecting your suppliers, different types of suppliers will require a different approach during the sourcing process and have a major impact on the future of your import business.

Therefore it’s important to know what type of supplier you should look for when sourcing in China. Let’s begin with an introduction to the three major supplier types in China. Continue reading Chinese Suppliers – Trading Companies and Manufacturers Explained