When people think of Chinese manufacturing, they tend to think of cheaply made products. They think of products that break fairly quickly and take far too long to ship. “Offshore manufacturing” and “outsourcing” have a fairly negative stigma around them, but they don’t deserve this stigma. Outsourcing manufacturing to China can help you better manage your business and reduce expenses. Here are just a few of the myths surrounding outsourcing and the realities behind them.
Myth: “Outsourcing is only for bigger companies.”
It’s certainly true that many larger corporations regularly outsource their manufacturing overseas. However, you don’t have to limit yourself because of the size of your operations. Regardless of your company’s size, outsourcing and offshoring may be able to help you. Overseas manufacturing can be more efficient for your business and product regardless of the amount of product you need to have made, so long as you plan and budget appropriately to your demands.
Myth: “Outsourcing delivers poor quality product.”
This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Just because a company outsources their product doesn’t mean that product is any lower quality. If that were the case, we would consider a huge majority of items that we use each day as “poor quality.” China ranks number one in textile exports, composing approximately 42% of the market; this means that there’s probably outsourced material in your clothes right now, and you may not have even known. The only difference between products made in China and in the United States is the location, not the quality.
Myth: “Offshore manufacturing isn’t available for my products.”
Manufacturers make plenty of different types of products overseas. From electronics to medical products to textiles and more, plenty of different industries rely on outsourcing to get products manufactured reliably and affordably. Whatever type of product you’re looking for, you should be able to outsource manufacturing to China. Furthermore, you can do so without having to sacrifice product options for your customers.
Looking to start getting products made in China, or just wanting to learn more about Chinese manufacturing? Contact ITI Manufacturing for more information on how you can outsource your manufacturing demands overseas and see what options are available for you.