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Managing the China Supply Chain: What to look for in Inspection Reports


When it comes to managing the China supply chain, a fundamental rule is to regularly execute inspections. They are not expensive—often starting as low as $100 depending on the size of your order—and allow you to identify any issues before the order leaves the factory and the country. An inspection...

China Sourcing: The Delays You Can’t Avoid


So you placed your order with a Chinese factory and are now waiting patiently for production to finish. What could possibly go wrong? The answer is, unfortunately, a lot when it comes to China sourcing. Here are some of the more common delays you may experience – and how to...

Sourcing through Alibaba 101


  Alibaba brings the vast production capabilities and expertise of Chinese manufacturers to small businesses worldwide. However, it can be tricky to navigate. Once you have found a seller who can produce your product, you want to make sure that your order is accurate and complete. Here are 7 tips...

Know Your Business Before Looking to China


When you first consider manufacturing in China it can be tempting to dive straight into comparisons between factories. At China Performance Group, we know it is the businesses that know their own operations back-to-front that have the most success moving their production off-shore. To increase your chances of success, take...


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