Smart Technology – Manufacturing Specialists

9. Prototype Production

Prototype Production Now that you have some great final suppliers all signed up, we are ready to get into producing a prototype. In this step, the supplier will create their own samples based on what you have supplied. Depending on your product, this step may not be required or some initial testing may be required …

8. Signing Final Suppliers

Once you’ve received your quotes and everyone’s happy with the prices, it’s time to lock your supplier in to manufacturing by signing more IP protection agreements. It’s important to remember that the legal system in China is quite different to the legal system in many Western countries. What would be protected in your country might …

7. Getting quotes

Once we have identified some great potential Chinese suppliers, it’s time to get detailed quotes. This is only possible if we give the factory all your product details including samples, engineering CAD drawings, full specifications, and expected order volumes. Without these, suppliers will be reluctant to quote, or they may quote higher prices to cover …

6. Initial supplier visits – part 2

Continuing on from our last post, when visiting suppliers we look out for the following: ·          Packing – We want to know whether they will protect products in packing and if there is a risk of loss or something being missed. ·          Storage – While your product awaits shipping, we want to know the likelihood of something getting damaged or …

5. Initial supplier visits – part 1

Once we’ve identified some promising suppliers, we conduct site visits. This is where it’s important to know what you’re looking for, as most people can put on a good show. But seeing how their factory is set up reveals a lot. Things we look for include: ·          Inward goods – how to they count, store, and quality …

4. Searching for your new suppliers – part 2

As mentioned in our last post, finding the right supplier is essential. When vetting new suppliers, some of the things we are looking for on your behalf are: ·          Are they too small? This could mean they might lack experience, expertise, machinery, and robust processes and systems, etc. ·          Are they too large? If they are too …

3. Searching for your new suppliers

We probably don’t need to say it, but there are a lot of suppliers in China. A LOT. And many will not meet your standards. Which is why it’s easier if we search for you. Initially, we will search online in China using a Chinese search engine rather than an English one (such as Google) …

2. Gathering Client Samples

The first step in manufacturing a production ready sample of your product is to gather samples from you. This is a crucial step as it sets the benchmark against which we measure what your Chinese supplier’s produce. It’s important, even if the sample does not fully represent the result you are looking for. When manufacturing …

1. Complete Chinese manufacturing solution

China Connect is the complete solution for manufacturing your smart consumer technology in China. Through our extensive relationships and supplier network, we provide bespoke end-to-end solutions for your business. When setting up your new supply chain, our process has two major steps: To ensure quality and that you are confident in the suppliers, we prepare …