What are the measures to follow?
Most of businesses working with foreign manufacturers complain about:
1. Lack of Communication.
3. Difference in product Quality.
4. Time Issues.
5. Culture issues.
Extensive Archival Research:
Most people although they conduct surveys, but they forget doing Extensive Archival Research. This is where most of the problems are rooted, you Can not believe what is there on the internet without having to verify it from a credible sourse, otherwise you will end up believing false reviews, and eventually loose doing business with a proper company. Zega-Apparel looked into this situation and that is why we have the best customer response teams in the world. Our Support staff applies more humanizing tactics and approaches than some scripted call center in Mumbai taking orders for a UK based firm. The research assist you in many ways as you know which area has suitable and trustworthy manufacturers.
Learn the Norms and Regulations of that Country:
It is very important for you to learn the norms and the rules of the country. As every country has some legislatures whose breach might cost you heavily both in terms of brand image and production? Check to see if company is having in manufacturing reviews of using child labor. you think you might be getting it cheap , but eventually you would be depriving a child from the life he could live if he was educated properly instead of working at young age.
It is really important for you to manage your time when dealing with Foreign Manufacturers. This is a major issue which is faced by many businesses. As working with different time zones means difference in delivery timings and other logistical complexities, it also means that if you incur upon a defect or problem. You might have to wait for late hours to have that conversation, but with zega apparel manufacturing team in morning and customer support at a flexble time to cover major time zones allow many to communicate freely.
Cross Cultural Gap:
This might be the toughest barrier for any Business which looking to take its operations Abroad. We have seen many businesses fail because of cultural gaps. Zega Apparel saw this important issue and hence after an intense Research we decided to move our Operations to Pakistan. The Decison was worth the Risk, We have been able to maintain top Quality continously since Inception. The Country is abundant in both Natural, Material, Human Resources.