Chinese manufacturers tend to work in mysterious ways. Well, at least that’s what they want you to think. Today we’re happy to publish our interview with Kim Pen, consulting director of CMC in Shenzhen, China. He explains how Chinese manufacturers are managed and tells you how to make an informed supplier selection.
Kim, please tell us about your company and what you do.
Han Zuyderwijk (we’ll give you a free Supplier Screening if you can properly pronounce his last name) is the founder of cemarking.net, the leading online resource for information on product certification. In this interview, Han explains what CE, RoHS and FCC really means – and why European and American importers should care!
Han, please tell us a bit about what you do and how you got started.
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?
I’ve met hundreds of business owners from all corners of the world since I started out. One that really made a lasting impression on me was Kevin Ackermann, co-founder and CEO of BACA Jewellery Ltd based in London, UK. In this week’s article we introduced you to the importance of branding when importing products from China, something that Kevin Ackermann has managed exceptionally well. In this interview he tells us about his journey that started with a flight to Shanghai and brought him all the way to the United Nations.
Kevin, please tell us a bit about what you do, how you got started and how it involves China.
I am a Social Entrepreneur running and advising several startups based in London and San Francisco, CA. I am very passionate about retail hence my interactions with factories in China.
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 met Ningle Zhong at the HKTDC Watch fair in Hong Kong back in September 2012, while representing a client. Since then a lot of things have happened in life and business for both of us. Ningle Zhong is the founder and manager of the watch manufacturer Shenzhen Babylon Watch Co.Ltd. In this interview we look into how he got started, his views on the industry and what he thinks about the future.
Before you started Shenzhen Babylon Watch Co., Ltd. you were working for a Trading Company in Shenzhen. How come you decided to start your own factory?
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