Here are some of the more common questions we are often asked about outsourcing manufacturing projects to China and have provided answers below:

Feel free to contact us with any specific questions that you might have and we will respond as soon as possible.

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What products can you source?

Since China is the manufacturing hub of the world, C&S can source a vast range of products to suit your needs. We can also organise to manufacture and deliver products to your specific specifications.

What savings can we anticipate through sourcing from China?

Savings typically range anywhere from 10-40%. This is largely dependent on supply market characteristics for the goods sourced and quantities ordered.

How do we find a supplier to suit our needs?

When you utilise C&S, we identify three or more manufacturers that meet our client’s requirements, we then assess the best suited to ensure our clients find the right suppliers to do business. We collaborate with clients to ensure the supplier is capable of fulfilling their procurement needs and perform additional site assessments throughout the entire production and logistic process.

How do we communicate with Suppliers?

C&S have local bi-lingual staff who will communicate with suppliers on behalf of our clients throughout the entire sourcing and procurement process.

How do we negotiate terms and conditions with Suppliers?

C&S collaborates with clients, and facilitates negotiations on their behalf with the suppliers.

How do we manage the ongoing performance of our suppliers?

C&S will manage supplier performance with continual quality inspections on your product throughout the life of the contract.

How do we protect our intellectual property against theft?

In order to mitigate the potential risk of intellectual property theft, C&S adopts the technique of engaging different manufacturers to produce different components of our client’s product, effectively minimising the risk of replication.

How can we be certain that the quality of goods sourced from China will be at the same standards of goods sourced from local markets?

Since many of the factories in China already produce the same high quality manufacturing that is already supplying much of the world, our clients are assured that their products are manufactured to the highest quality standards available.

In all circumstances where possible, C&S obtains samples and/or prototypes, which allows our clients to approve before committing to purchase. In addition, we also conduct quality inspections on your product throughout the manufacturing process to ensure quality.

How can we be certain that a supplier is actually a manufacturer and not just a third-party trader?

C&S conduct in depth due diligence on suppliers and additional supplier site assessments to eliminate the risk of dealing with third-party traders.

We are looking to establish a procurement office in China; however, we do not have the financial resources, language capabilities, or knowledge of local markets?

C&S Products and Sourcing Service Ltd. (C&S) allows you the advantages of having your own international procurement office without having to commit the financial resources, time, and effort to do so, while utilising our language capabilities and knowledge of local markets.