Rolling Z Rack
Double Rolling Clothes Rack
4 Level Storage Rack
Mobile Four Shelf Storage Rack
Tiered Basket Storage Rack
Firewood Storage Rack
Craft Storage Rack
4 Shelf Storage Rack
Leather Folding Stool
Expandable Glass Dining Table
Antique Frosted Glass Dining Table
Aluminum Patio Dining Table
Wrought Iron Dining Table
Black Painted Gloss Top Dining Table
Modern Dining Table
Stacking Shoe Rack
Two Tier Shoe Rack
Black 2 Tier Shoe Rack
Supreme Adjustable Rolling Shoe Rack
3 Tier Expandable Shoe Rack
Metal Shoe Organizer Rack
4 Tier Shoe Shelf
Chrome Expandable Shoe Rack
Gondola Multi-Purpose Anchor Plate
Open & Closed Escutcheon Chrome
ShortRun Timber Bracket
Angle Latch Plate - Black Nickel
U Bracket, Powder Coated
Punched Bracket,Nickel Plating
Rail Door Stop with Satin Finish
Metal Pressed Assembly
Sliding Door Stopper
Custom PV Solar Panel Bracket
Roller Arm Door Selector
Back Door Bracket
Assembly Part with Yellow Zinc Plating
Aluminum and POM Assembly
9 Facings Pusher Kits
14 Facings Pusher Kits
36" Tobacco Pusher Shelf Kit
2.5N Spring Tobacco Pushers
12 Inches Cigarette Pushers
3N Tobacco Pusher
12" Tobacco Pusher Shelf Kit
Pusher Paddle 104x90mm
First Choice Vs Backups
With a bit luck, you should have verified a few manufacturers by now.
Some are your first choice. And hopefully you will have a couple of "backups".
That's what we called,
Plan A and Plan B.
When you select what you feel good, you will see results faster than ever before.
There is also unfortunate situation where your "first choice" disappoints you.
How Many Suppliers Do You Need?
At this stage, the question now is:
How many suppliers do you need?
"Just enough," .... Hopefully at least two suppliers, maybe three.
A lot of times you build your business around one supplier - in case something happens, you could be out of business.
If we are serious about what's the future will be, then we always need backups.
Where You Are Disappointed
I assume you have found some promising suppliers.
Which is very good.
Still, if you want to reduce your risks or eliminate the nightmares, I would suggest you to keep communication open with a few more suppliers.
Bear in mind, some of your "first choice" could disappoint you.
And, this happens everyday.
Same as what we do, here at UT Metal,
All key materials must be supplied by 2 to 3 sources.
It's a must.
Because the possibility that your "first choice" lets you down is around 50%, I would guess.
It can be many reasons:
It could be many on this list that you do not even understand.
Some could be interesting .... more than what you can imagine.
"Never Again" Suppliers
We are talking about the unfortunate cases when some suppliers prove to be untrustworthy.
The worst situation, is that the poor quality products are shipped and you only notice upon delivery in your warehouse.
It could be more serious when the bad products are only noticed until it sit in your customer's warehouse - at that point, there is basically nothing you can do.
The only thing we need to consider is how to avoid taking the same risks again.
Before you burn the bridge, please dig out the reasons why this happens.
Is it because this supplier does not have a well-established system, or is it just temporary in the quality lapse?
Ask them to explain.
And build these into your China experience.
If you already have a back-up - In this case, you can quickly switch to them and get ready to "hit the ground running".
Let's share more in the next article.
Key Contact: Ms. Terry M. Douglas
Sales Representative (Customer Service / Follow-up / Coordination)
Add: 311 Augusta Ave.,Bowling Green, KY 42103, USA
Tel: 001 270 799 9194
China Factory -
Key Contact: Mr. Peter Lou
VP, Group Operations
Tel : +86 752 7830132
Mob: +86 1331 6864 500
"Just to let you know that I have received the glass shelf support standoffs from your company!
As a buyer I was very impressed with both the quality and the service received .... The slot is neat, the brushed finish looks very good. Once again a big thank you and I am hoping that my friends and clients will also love the product enough to place orders! "
We will share more in the coming articles.
Want to go back to previous articles ?
Go see -
Floor Talk One ........ Your China Sourcing Strategy
Floor Talk Two ........ Right Customer Vs Right Supplier
Floor Talk Three ........ How to FEEL A Good China Supplier
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