In the modern age of business, technology has made the world more interconnected than ever. This interconnectedness creates many new opportunities. Companies can now source from virtually anywhere in the world, and can create more efficient international supply chains. A company with international relationships, if applied properly, can have distinct competitive advantages such as lower material cost, operational costs, more equipment, labor, and manufacturing expertise. As a result, it can dedicate more effort to their core business.
What is the cost of international logistics?
International logistics is quite different from those of familiar domestic shipping because the cost includes the fees of goods going through the border of at least 2 countries twice. The goods have to exit one country, and then enter another one. The cost is then further complicated by Continue reading “How to Reduce International Logistics Cost”
Hiring a contractor to manufacture your product can seem like a daunting task. We’ve outlined a few things to keep in mind to help make sure your contractor is the best one for you. Continue reading “Contract Manufacturing 101: Hiring a Great Contractor”
Even without including cultural and language barriers, managing subcontractors overseas is a complicated and challenging task. In addition, oversea subcontractors, especially low cost regions like China, have their unique issues. However, the good news is by identifying and properly handling these issues, they can be resolved and a smooth operating supply chain can be achieved.
At the fundamental level, a product is Continue reading “How to Manage Overseas Subcontractors”
Many products use materials sensitive to heat and moisture. Extreme heat or humidity could damage materials such as adhesives, and chemical compounds used in products. This raises the question: can the conditions of ocean freight containers damage your products during shipping? Continue reading “Are Ocean Freight Containers Safe For My Product?”