Our Phase I sourcing process commences with a search of a proprietary database of hundreds of Chinese factories that we have worked with over the years. Most Internet based b2b sourcing directories list a fraction of the suppliers and with no localized knowledge.
During Phase II several pre-qualified factories are compared and measured based on core competencies before cost negotiations even begin. Final factory selection is made using Our Eight Step Factory Approval Process a weighted matrix of personnel, quality, years in business, references, equipment and culture of quality. Products are never purchased or shipped without an updated Direct Source Quality Audit, several on-site visits, product quality control oversight-all from the manufacturing line, primary packaging, pallet loading and sealed container.