Dangers of outsourcing manufacturing
I came across and interesting article in Black Enterprise magazine. An entrepreneur designed a new type of motorcycle helmet, but couldn`t come to agreeable terms with any U.S. manufacturer. He finally outsourced the manufacturing to a facility in China. The first batches of helmets the facility produced were no good. The factory did not follow the design spec`s and used cheap parts. The designer finally had to fly to China. He then went out onto the production floor and worked along side the factory workers. He made sure they understood exactly what he wanted at each station. While he finally got the quality he wanted, it cost him a lot of time and money. This is something to consider when thinking about outsourcing manufacturing to foreign countries.nevadascul12/23/2008 8:51 PM
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