- Use a Good Company. Sounds rather basic, but we constantly see this rule violated. If you do nothing else that we suggest in this post, do this one thing as it matters as much as all the other things put together.
- Use a Good Manufacturing Agreement. Good contracts ensure your manufacturer knows what is required of it and what will happen if it fails to provide it.
- Use Detailed Documents. Most factories will do exactly what you tell them to do. This means that what you tell them to do needs to be clearly conveyed and that means your instructions and specifications should be detailed and in their native language. Be specific.
- Visit the Factory. Either your own people or a third party QC company should pay regular visits to your factory. Doing this allows you to make sure it understands what you wand and lets them know that you are serious about making sure you get it.
- Inspect. Perform regular product inspections appropriate to the product you are having made.
Do the above and your odds of getting good product go way up. Don’t do the above and they go way down.