Global sourcing has inherent risks. We assist you to navigate some of the common ones like navigating time and language differences so that you don’t lose precious days waiting for answers to questions. Experts suggest that all verbal communication be followed up with written confirmation, and that important documents are translated.
It is not wise to rely solely on overseas suppliers to determine that quality standards have been met. The best option is to conduct quality inspections before the product leaves the country of origin. This may be done through Mafee Suppliers’ inspectors to conduct reviews at the factory.
An effective global sourcing strategy must be characterized by consistent on-time deliveries. Late deliveries can be very expensive as you may have to lose customers due to delays or ship by air instead of by ocean. Establishing and monitoring a production schedule is often included in the product sourcing services of buying agents, such as Mafee Suppliers.