Offshore sourcing looks highly attractive to many Australian manufacturers, but rushing blindly down the offshoring path without adequate planning and preparation can have dire consequences.
From the beginning, it’s crucial to establish whether sourcing locally, offshore, or a combination of both is the best option.
One of the most important criteria with offshore manufacturing is that the finished products consistently meet the exact specifications.
Using a local end-of-line quality auditing service in the offshore location isn’t the ideal solution – it simply replaces the manufacturer’s quality control with another unknown one.
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Are you considering offshoring, but don’t want to compromise quality or supply chain efficiency? Our Offshore and China manufacturing consultants can help.
Transferring your manufacturing offshore can be achieved successfully and smoothly with GBOS.
More often than not, problems in the early stages of a manufacturing contract with a local or offshore supplier are caused by inadequate documentation.
Simply hoping that suppliers will do exactly what you want is a recipe for disaster. Even asking suppliers to recommend what they consider is best or ‘usual’, or leaving it up to them to decide, is asking for trouble.