|In the current commercial climate, the need to
manage the entire business more cost-effectively is driving the
trend for global sourcing and business process outsourcing. We
search Southern China for the best products and services at
competitive prices. Everything we do starts and finishes with
satisfying YOU the customer. Across two continents we are the
trusted partner of contractors, construction and facilities
companies, industries, manufacturers and Geoffering's supplying them
with the materials, products and services they need, when and where
they need them at competitive prices.
Whatever you are looking to source, we have the contacts that will
enable you to secure your purchases.
As a business we focus our attention on excellent communication. We
work in partnership with our clients. We understand the challenges
facing their businesses and we are sufficiently flexible to adapt
our business to best support your changing needs.
Whatever you are interested in importing from
Southern China, we can help you to succeed in finding the best
available price and quality available anywhere. Although China is
renowned for producing goods at highly competitive prices, you will
be surprised by the difference it will make when we approach a
manufacturer on your behalf. Our reach extends to almost every
industry across the width and breadth China and as long as you are
looking to buy wholesale quantities, we are sure we are able to help
We will be an extension to your business, acting
effectively as “your partner in Southern China”, able to support you
in all aspects including goods inspection and logistics of your
international trading, thereby allowing you to focus on other areas
of your business.
We have developed a unique and extensive network of contacts in
China to source, design and manufacture a wide variety of products
to your specifications.
We can assemble the right team for the right product and deliver at
the right cost at the right time.
Below are some pointers you should be
considering when deciding to source you products from overseas.
1. Total Landed Cost. It is easy
to focus on the lowest unit cost and assume that's the best way to
go. However, unit cost is just one of the pieces completing the
total cost equation. Other factors include transportation, customs
and duties, brokerage services (both at origin and destination), tax
rebates, banking fees, financing, and insurance. Additionally, "any
delays in the supply chain could result in expedited freight charges
in order to meet the target delivery date."
2. Product Quality. Quality needs
to be defined so that both the supplier and buyer understand and are
in agreement. If there are issues with the quality of the product,
it is much harder to address with a vendor through cultures, time
zones and geographies, than if you are meeting with a local
supplier." Defective products lead to unhappy customers, A key part
of an efficient supply chain is having quality product all the way
3. Logistics Capability. Just
having great products and quality won't mean a thing if you can't
get your goods to market. You also need transportation, both
domestically and internationally, which will require reliable
transportation infrastructure in the country. Is there a sound
transportation infrastructure from the sourcing/manufacturing origin
point to the port? Once the freight is ready for international
transport, is there space or lift available?" Make sure your
logistics service providers can quickly implement alternate plans if
your primary plan or transportation lanes become unavailable.
4. Location. An awareness of the
common cultural differences and similarities, including language,
can minimize the likelihood of misunderstandings due to
unfamiliarity with the other country's people.
5. Trade Regulations. Before any
sourcing decision is made, it is imperative all trade incentives or
restrictions are carefully evaluated. It is also essential to be
familiar with documentation requirements for customs clearance.
6. Finances. recommends
manufacturers ask the following questions related to the financial
aspects of the deal: What terms can be negotiated? What is the risk
with a given manufacturer? How much insurance is required? Can
credit terms be leveraged, resulting in less risk and cost to you
the buyer? How will the increased transport time result in tied up
inventory -- affect your cash-to-cash cycle?
7. Communication/IT Capabilities.
Open dialogue and communication is imperative between the supplier
and buyer. Late, missing or inaccurate documents can cause delays of
customs clearance and ultimately, delivery to destination. E-mail
and the Internet, and good old phone calls, can go a long way to
supply chain efficiency."
8. Human Toll. keep in mind that
there is a real human effort to visit and work with suppliers
overseas, particularly the cost of time away from the office and
family. "If someone is spending a day or more travelling, that is
time away from the office and presumably the work that would be
done. In addition, cultural differences need to be thought of ahead
of time in order to avoid inadvertently insulting the hosts.