Originally Posted by codybear
Wherever products are outsourced, shouldn't the quality control be one of the most important factors in producing a product that would ensure safety??
Yup it should be. 4 years ago, the company I ran had the choice of loosing our core business or competiting with a group that was importing the product from China. We elected to match the price, keep the business but the only way was to- you guessed it- outsource. I traveled to the privately owned facility in China who we partnered with, did a full QC audit and implemented USA methods and approved subsupliers. A personal understanding with the owner was also forged. The quality was as good or better than ours, but we did have a full time employee (that speaks Chinese) on site. We lost quite a bit of margin, our customer saved the mandated $$$. We passed on several cheaper companies that were only there to make American $.
Then I got new owners and, well, I'm happly employed elsewhere.
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