China is considered ‘the world’s factory’ as such a large number of products are manufactured here. Buying directly from factories in China is attractive for companies as it can offer significant cost savings.
However without competent and legitimate partners to navigate the complex business environment, the experience can easily become time consuming, costly and excessively complicated.
In a country as big and diverse as China, how can you be sure that what you are buying is good quality or good value? The majority of factories will request a full payment before shipment. This can make it extremely difficult to seek redress against a supplier should there be an issue. This webinar will explore how each of the above issues can be overcome in China’s unique business environment.
After attending the webinar, you will:
• Gain an overview of the manufacturing industry in China;
• Be better prepared for the issues that may arise within this industry;
• Understand how factory audits and quality control should be carried out in the country;
• Know the main aspects when selecting an external service provider.
About the Speaker
Clothilde Deneve, Project Manager, Vimex China
Clothilde Deneve has been working in the sourcing industry in Asia for more than 3 years. She is a Project Manager for Vimex China, a company based in Beijing that has been sourcing products for European companies in China for more than 8 years.
Vimex comprehensively assists companies throughout their purchasing projects in China, from identifying potential suppliers and logistically organising supplier interaction, to packing and delivering goods.
Vimex has a wealth of expertise across European, African and Chinese markets, knowledge of the import/export and production sector, and experience with Chinese legislation and authorities.
Before Vimex China, Clothilde was working for a sourcing company in Vietnam. Clothilde holds a Master degree in International negotiation from IESEG School of Management in Lille (France) and speaks English, French, Chinese, Spanish and Portuguese.
You can find the recorded video on Youtube: