Supply Chain Management
Our manufacturing experience is drawn from a wide range of engineering disciplines. We have extensive experience in plastics, metals, composites, electronics, paper products, construction tools, health products and textiles. We assess each project and select the most suitable facility based on quantities and target prices. We then work with that factory undertaking a full project management service and reporting to our customers of progress and problems. Manufacture of any product will never be plain sailing, but we know that most problems can be solved with good communication.
From being based in China’s electronics manufacturing Shenzhen in Guangdong since 2014 and having extensive time in and operatives based around Asia we have could build a robust list of ‘trusted facilities’ that have been audited both socially and with quality in mind by our engineers. These facilities have had their processes improved by us and have experience in working with us. Through these facilities we have no doubt that we can assist you in having your manufacturing moved to Asia or within Asia to improve quality or save cost. Quite simply, you speak to us in your language and we speak to the factory in their native language!
Product Development in China
IGA offers Product Development services in China that include, Industrial Design, Electronic/Electrical Product Development and Technical Design Evaluation. We pride ourselves on the ability to take virtually any idea at any stage in its development, from concept to technical evaluation and providing the client a fully developed design regardless of its purpose while doing so at a fraction of the cost our western based rivals can offer. Our team of experienced and multi-national designers and engineers can provide you with developed designs, product solutions, technical drawings and mold designs on a consultancy basis where you maintain full rights and ownership of the design and all information is subject to strict confidentiality agreements that cover not just IGA but also future potential manufacturers of the product after its development.
If you have a great idea and some financial backing, contact us for some advice, a quotation and a possible feasibility study. IGA product development services, innovating ideas.
Our QC Services adjust to your timings and purchasing flow of goods from China IGA offer a range of inspection services to meet the needs of companies having goods manufactured in China. We understand the importance of ensuring goods are checked throughout the manufacturing process. You can call on us for a single inspection or for a complete end-to-end service. We undertake initial factory capability audits, pre-production, final random sampling and pre-shipment inspections. We can also be on site to provide loading supervision. Whatever service you require, we will provide a written report with images if appropriate within 48 hours of completing the task. One of the most important factors in the success of your project is the capability of the supplier. At IGA we only work with reputable factories that have passed our verification process. We assess factories on a wide range of factors including:
Equipment and systems, management, and operating procedures. We can call on a broad spectrum of industries to meet the needs of most projects, but if you have found your own supplier, we can provide local ‘eyes and ears’ to oversee any stage of your production. Our inspection teams have experience in just about every manufacturing sector and can conduct detailed inspections to your specification.
We will examine (and test if appropriate) raw materials, semi-finished or finished products. Reports can be as detailed as you require, a typical preshipment report will cover product safety, quality, quantity, workmanship, function, color, size, labeling and packing. Where testing is required, IGA uses internationally respected third party testing facilities and we will send you originals of all reports to ensure your product meets all country, industry, or otherwise-specified requirements.
Supplier & Product Sourcing
Sourcing from Asia can be a risky business. Finding a reliable supplier is the first problem, with only a website to look at, it is impossible to know if you are dealing with a state of the art factory or a back street shop. Our sourcing team will select and assess the most suitable supplier to meet your needs. We ensure your requirements are understood and weed out the unsuitable or incapable. We will then monitor and inspect to ensure that the quality of production items actually matches samples!
When you use IGA, you will have your own experienced team in China, who will oversee your order and ensure you avoid the common problems of low quality goods, poor communication and unexplained delivery delays.
We have a database of established suppliers we know to be reliable and will use the information you provide to find which company best suits the criteria you have set. Within a short space of time we are usually able to tell you the ability of suppliers to meet your needs and will send photos and samples for your evaluation. Once samples have been approved we are able to arrange production and ensure quality control throughout the manufacturing process. Our ability to provide a constant presence on the ground provides an incentive to the manufacturer that is impossible to achieve from your home-base.
If you would like to completely run the manufacturing management in China yourself, that we don’t recommend, but need a facility, we can assist in finding and verifying a list of potential supply sources for you. For this and other tailored solutions please get in touch.