Manufacturing in China; what are the advantages and disadvantages

Manufacturing in China; what are the advantages and disadvantages

Manufacturing in China; what are the advantages and disadvantages of manufacturing in China?

Manufacturing in China, almost anything is possible in this country! China is known for manufacturing almost any product for a competitive price. These competitive prices attract buyers from all over the world, but there are also disadvantages to manufacturing in China. In this blog, we are going to talk about the advantages and disadvantages of manufacturing in China and how JDLsourcing can avoid these disadvantages.

Advantages of manufacturing in China

Low manufacturing costs: As mentioned earlier, the low manufacturing costs attract buyers from all over the world. China has larger production capacities, efficient production lines, lower material costs and lower labour costs.

Very high manufacturing capacity: Most factories in China have a very high manufacturing capacity due to the many machines and workers . If you have your products manufactured in China, you will often notice the difference if you compare the manufacturing speed/capacity with a manufacturer in Europe.

More open to custom made production (ODM/OEM): Customizing products in China is very common and there is a good chance that your desired product has already been made in one of the many Chinese factories. Customizations vary from completely own product designs to existing products customized with your logo and/or your chosen pantone color.

Disadvantages of manufacturing in China

Mass manufacturing often of lower quality: When you have your products manufactured in China, this often happens quickly and in very large quantities. Sometimes factories are dealing with a lot of orders and pressure to deliver before a specific deadline/holiday. This sometimes causes workers to make a mistakes, which has major consequences for your production quality. Our local team in China can help to prevent these quality issues. We send third party quality inspectors to the factory to detect premature errors during the production and errors after the production during a pre-shipment check. Do you think this is an interesting subject? Read more here about quality problems in China and how JDLsourcing prevents these problems!

Minimum order quantity for manufacturing in China: When manufacturing in China, you will often be faced by large minimum order quantities.

Finding the best manufacturer for your product is difficult: Finding a good and trustworthy factory in China for your product seem like an impossible job. Sites like Alibaba offer an extremely large number of factories in China, but how can you really determine which one is really a factory or a trading company? You can never be sure without physically visiting the factory. In addition, approaching all these factories can be very time consuming. We can help you to find the best manufacturer for your product. Our local team in China can visit manufacturers to ensure they can really deliver what they promise. Click here if you would like to read more about our factory visits.

Language barrier: A large part of the Chinese population does not speak English. Therefore, it is not uncommon that the contact person of your factory does not speak English. This will make it very hard for you to communicate and discuss your complex production project with them. Miscommunications occur on a daily base because specifications are translated incorrectly or simply misunderstood. Most Chinese manufacturers will not dare to say that they do not understand you. Our local team in China consists of solution focussed team players who are native Chinese speakers and fluent English speakers. They help you to ensure all negotiations, project discussions and updates are communicated smoothly. Did you find this an interesting subject? Then we would like to refer you to our blog “Approaching manufacturers and suppliers in Asia” by clicking here!

Long lead times: Obviously producing your products in China will take a lot longer than having them produced locally. We can offer different transport methods to help you determine which method is most suitable for your targeted deadline.

Manufacturing in China via JDLsourcing;

As you have read above, having your products manufactured in China can be very difficult and time consuming for many companies. In addition to the fact that it can take a lot of time, manufacturing errors can also occur in the worst case when you have your products manufactured in China. As your manufacturing partner, JDLsourcing will help to avoid these errors.

JDLsourcing is the specialist when it comes to having products manufactured in China. With years of experience and the right knowledge, JDLsourcing has been able to make many customers happy with the products that they have manufactured in China. If you need inspiration or are interested in our many projects with other companies, take a look at our projects page here!

Do you have a nice idea and are you eager to make your idea a reality? Then take your chance and contact JDLsourcing! Together with our local team in China, we, as your manufacturing partner, are ready to manufacture in China!