The China Sourcing Solution™

If you are sourcing directly from Chinese factories, we think it is essential to have a team onsite to manage the process and to look out for your interests. Not just any team, but a professional, experienced group of specialists who know how to get the results you need repeatedly and reliably. Having such a capable team is what we refer to as the Ultimate China Sourcing Solution. But setting up an office and team in China is costly and time consuming. And managing such a team effectively from a distance is challenging. That’s where CPG comes into play.

How We Help

We are highly specialized.  The management of the first segment of the China supply chain is the only work we do.  And we have been doing that, fine-tuning it, improving it, since 1978.

China Performance Group offers you your own branch office in China. What you get is a professional, very experienced, managed solution. We first learn your needs and objectives, we then evaluate the resources necessary to achieve your goals, after which we provide you with the right-size package of our Ultimate China Sourcing Solution™.  You end up with your own dedicated sourcing team (ask us about our “Inside Team “ concept) that will manage all the sourcing processes you asked for.

This is a dynamic China sourcing team that manages your needs and protects your interests by executing your vision.  It runs on a 30 day pulse (ask us about the monthly pulse of the China sourcing solution™) which keeps you in control.

Having an on-site sourcing team makes all the difference. We work with your existing factories or find the best factories for your products. The process includes a focus on the three essentials for a successful sourcing program and applies efforts according to your immediate needs.

The Three Essentials

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Pricing:
We seek the best value for your products. We negotiate optimal terms with the factories and establish clear contract protocols to protect your orders and ensure compliance. We monitor and insure that pricing stays at optimal local market rates.
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Quality:
Quality control at CPG starts before the order is placed. Factories have to be qualified before orders are placed, product requirements must be clearly understood. Every product sourced through CPG goes through our proprietary QA process. We use detailed specifiers to lock in product specifications and quality control. Every order should be inspected.
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Delivery:
We achieve 99% on-time delivery with our systems. Success depends on managing the whole process. We supervise all elements of the production and work closely with the factories to make sure the goods will ship on time. We provide a clear, real-time overview of  the timing of your orders with our shipping schedule.

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The Solution Includes


"Your Office"

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Your own sourcing office is based in Beijing China. The capital of China is a “neutral” sourcing location with the best transport connections to all parts of China.  This location facilitates meetings with suppliers from all regions of China because they enjoy visiting the city.  It is an excellent base of operation for our clients.  No matter whether they are big or small, our clients get access to a team of specialists in sourcing, quality control, logistics, and, through their own sourcing team, tap into the vast amount of practical knowledge of the business of China Sourcing we have acquired since 1978.

Your Sourcing Team – All Sourcing Teams consists of a minimum of two people: a Sourcing Specialist who will be your main contact and interface at CPG, and a Team Leader who supervises your account. Your Sourcing Team is flexible and scalable. It can consist of many people with different functions, or it can be very small with a sharp focus on a limited mission. All teams tap into the whole CPG structure on an as-needed basis to meet the specific needs and fulfill the objectives of our clients.

Quality Assurance – The Quality Assurance team oversees all the necessary steps required by our proprietary system to enforce conformity with client requirements and prevent quality issues from occurring.  They work closely with the Sourcing Team on all products.

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Sourcing Management

The Ultimate China Sourcing Solution™ is a managed solution.  Management know-how is what makes a difference; it is what takes a good China sourcing program and makes it great.

Each team manages every process a buyer needs to control his sourcing program, this management includes:

  • Finding the right factories
  • Negotiating the best pricing and terms
  • Quality Assurance
  • Placing Orders through a rigorous process
  • Systematic order follow up
  • Shipping and Logistics support
  • Monitoring shipping
  • Clear Communications throughout the process

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Quality Control

Quality Control is a sub-set of the Quality Assurance process. All programs go through CPG’s tried and proven Quality Control Process. The Ultimate China Sourcing Solution includes:

  • Qualifying factories
  • Product Specification Sheets (PSS)
  • Product Inspection Sheets (ISS)
  • Sample Management
  • Sample inspections and confirmations
  • Monitoring the Quality Control process
  • Performing inspections (See which Quality Control Inspections are recommended)
  • Interfacing with the factories QC management
  • Quality audits, etc.
  • Clear Communications throughout the process

Other Quality Control Inspections are also available.

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Research

For those of us who think “knowledge is power”, research is important. A successful sourcing program often starts with good research.  Having accurate and reliable information on your products and industry can make a lot of difference. The Ultimate China Sourcing Solution includes:

  • Market Analyses:  Typically done to impartially identify who are the optimal suppliers of a specific product.
  • Pricing Probes: Find the factories that offer the best value for your products.
  • Benchmarking: Make sure your pricing remains competitive.
  • Investigation: Find out if factory claims are real.
  • Audits: For CSR or other purposes is becoming an increasingly important function for our clients.

Other specialized research is also available.

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Product Development

A useful function of the Sourcing Team is that, once they are attuned to the client's product and needs, they may be encouraged to look for new products and ideas. If so, this contribution helps improve both the product and the process. Many client are looking for new ideas and rely on their China team to be creative but also require product or concept developments. CPG leads the whole process of product development in China, from communicating the concept to final sample approval.

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Sourcing Trips

A sometimes overlooked aspect of our services is travel assistance.  It may seem minor but it adds a lot of value to busy executives. CPG understands the importance of maximizing the results of China trips. An important part of what we do is planning sourcing trips, scheduling manufacturers to meet in Beijing or elsewhere, and organizing visits to factories, fairs, or trade shows. CPG professionals usually accompany clients and have the ability to interpret not just the language, but also the opportunity. They will take notes and send a trip report with all the important details of the meetings. With CPG support, clients have more efficient and productive trips and they can return home faster, knowing that their team is following up and keeping up the business momentum generated by the visit. Other specialized trip services are also available.