China is often referred to as the "world's factory," given its huge manufacturing and export base. However, the unexpected shutdown during the Covid-19 outbreak caused havoc and severe disruptions to global supply chains network at such an unprecedented scale, affecting most industries with long delays and bottlenecks in order fulfilling and shipping.
From our experience working with Chinese manufacturers, the keys to overcome challenges brought by supply chain disruptions are communication and control. At Crayfish.io, we provide timely on-the-ground assistance to solve your supply chain problems, covering communication and negotiation with your suppliers in their native language, arranging goods inspection before shipment and liaising with selected forwarders to provide you better control.
If China is still your first choice for manufacturing after your strategic review, then we can help you find the right manufacturer, by carrying out technical evaluation, and support you with prototyping, manufacturing design, component supply chain, and logistics. We search and select the manufacturing partner who can produce or supply your product with the right skillset, quality and scale.
But if you are looking to diversify your supply chain to reduce the risk of future disruptions, we can evaluate options of production in a number of cost competitive countries including Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines, followed by local support to help you establish the manufacturing partnership.
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Technical and commercial evaluations on whether manufacturing in Asia is feasible for your product
Desktop research in the native language provides you with a raw list of potentially suitable manufacturers
A native speaker will make the call for you within hours of request
A local specialist will visit the factory for you and get the information you need
Assessing the raw list of manufacturers to find the best fit for your product.
Speaking to our Asian manufacturing experts for immediate feedback and advice
Auditing the capability and reliability of a targeted manufacturer
Inspecting products according to specifications before shipment
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Helping you with admin and language before and during your business trip
Identifying and assessing the feasibility of the Chinese market from published sources
Getting full registration information of a Chinese company
Assessing the status and capabilities of potential Chinese partners from published sources
Conducting an interview with a target organization, stakeholder or industrial expert
We are excited to have appointed Crayfish.io to guide our engagement with the Chinese market. We feel in very capable and experienced hands. Your team has made careful, quick, reliable and tactical decisions and shown effective operation, which I want to thank you each for your respective parts and skills.
With the power of Crayfish.io network, I was able to secure the timely service of a Europe- based Chinese sourcing professional who has local support in China. With that in place, I then went to visit Hong Kong to negotiate a licensing deal, assisted by someone with an extensive network in the Greater Bay Area.
The Crayfish team have been supportive in helping us understand and navigate our opportunities in China. Crayfish have proved to be a solid and reliable resource, each of their services has helped us ensure we approach our potential business relationships in China with a strong footing and in the right way.
No matter how large or small your requirements are, you can have them all met by using Crayfish® Supply Chain Service. We ensure quality is not comprised by the cost savings we offer to you.
Companies, whatever their size or sector, need to have a China strategy in place if they are going to take advantage of the many opportunities the Chinese market presents. That is the message highlighted by Crayfish Founder and CEO Ting Zhang in an article in Cambridge Independent this week., where she stresses the importance of such strategy, especially in the light of Brexit.
In 2006, as an upcoming Chinese business specialist, Ting Zhang was invited by Bocconi University in Milan to give a guest lecture about China’s technology licensing, and to share her experience working with tech firms in the UK.
China is often referred to as the "world's factory," given its huge manufacturing and export base. However, whether the country can maintain that status going forward is now being thrown into question after the unexpected shutdown during the Covid-19 outbreak caused havoc and severe disruptions to global supply chains network.
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