10 posts tagged delivery time

Better Time Management Tips in China Sourcing

Your time management is connected to your results. Poor managment, poor results, simple, eh?
Your time management has a bearing on your product quality and order success. In China sourcing, like many things in life, there aren't many disconnected threads taking place in isolation. Most concepts are interwind and interrelated. Time management is no exception....

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Consistent Time Management and Your China Orders

China orders seem to have better success when their is a consistent time management from the buyer in moving the project along from phase to phase.
China orders and sourcing projects seem to have less problems when there's consistent time management from the buyers' side. A project that has a good rhythm, without a longer downtime, turns into a manufacturing order that's more likely to succeed. ...

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Holidays, China Mass Production Scheduling and….Quality?

China mass production scheduling and quality; without proper control they are both affected by upcoming holidays.
It's that time of year again for the Holiday Season in the Western world. The question is; does the holiday season affect your China mass production scheduling? And it only affects mass production scheduling...not quality, right?...

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Supplier Says Something is Urgent, You Need to Listen

If your factory tells you something, then listen. Importers needs to pay attention to factories' signals
In China importing, when something is urgent, this typically corresponds with the suppliers' side and what they need to accomplish. But don't forget immediate tasks where the "urgent" label falls at the buyers' doorstep. The buyer has a call to action from the supplier and if the buyer does not act in an immediate fashion, then something will delay. When buyers scream urgent, they expect the factory to blow the steam whistle and start bumping in to one another like the keystone cops. On the other hand, when the factory, lets the buyer know something is urgent, the buyer's mindset is typically one of "Yawn, I'll get to it, when I get to it." This work habit leads to mass production delays, incorrect production or goods not even reaching you. If your supplier says something is urgent, you need to listen....

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Timing Control in China Manufacturing Wrap Up

Promotional Retail Manufacturing Timing Control

In China manufacturing, timing control can make or break an order.

In the promotional product industry; missing a shipping date is the same as losing the order.

For retailers and private labels, when you need to have those products on the shelves or being shipped out, timing missteps ruin prime selling seasons.

Did you know that timing blunders can also hurt the quality of production?

"Wait, wait, how can timing hurt quality? Although both are important, it seems they would be exclusive…?”  Says the curious importer…...

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“Well, We’ve Got Time…”

"Well, we've got time..." says the buyer who thinks timing is on their side and getting the project into full-motion is not something that requires a sense of urgency.

This line of thinking and usual accompanying casualness actually CAUSE mass production delays. ...

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Reasons for Delays in China Manufacturing

Power outages, factory fires, 3rd party vendor strife and factories bumping your order for a bigger fish.

In the topsy turvy world of China manufacturing, these are all possible reasons for delays....

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Urgent Delivery Time Checklist

When you’re importing from China, chances are you are going to be faced with an urgent delivery time. 

Whether it’s the promotional product business and you’ve got a launch date or it’s the retail industry and the box store requires a certain date to stock the shelves, timing can and will be a super-important issue.

Here is a checklist to incorporate as part of your work routine and thought pattern....

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Timing Considerations in China Manufacturing

Is my order going to get to me on time? Will my buyer have the product in-hand when I told them they would? Does my supplier in China even understand the importance of this? Here are some things for you to ponder whenever you are mapping out the timing aspects of your offshore order. ...

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Quoting Promotional Products from China Suppliers

For promotional product sourcing from China suppliers;  here is a list of check points to watch  during the quoting process....

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