[This article was thoroughly updated in October 2020]
We’ve put together this huge list of quality online resources to help you with conducting successful China factory visits.
This ought to make a nice, one-stop China Factory Visits 101!
Asia Quality Focus
- Assistance from the Factory: Necessity for Quality Inspection?
- Factory audit in China: opening meeting
- Inspections in Asia: Confirmed or Unannounced?
- My Chinese factory refuses audits: what to do?
- 7 China Factory Audit Mistakes That Make You Look Inexperienced
- 10 Key China Factory Inspection Objectives
- 10 Popular Chinese Business Gifts (+ A Few To Avoid)
- A Day in the Life of a China Quality Auditor
- China Checkup's China Company Verification reports
- Keeping Your Wits About You on China Supplier Visits
- Why Inspecting the Test Lab is Critical on a China Factory Audit
- 5 Best Practices for Efficient Communication with Chinese Suppliers
- Factory Inspections & Audits in China: A Complete Guide
- List of Quality Control and Inspection Companies in China
- Supplier Visits in China: A How to Guide for Startups
China Law Blog
- A China Factory Inspection Checklist
- China Plant Tours. Nine Reasons Why You Must See For Yourself
- Doing Business in China: Bring Your Own Interpreter
- The Grim Reality Of China Quality Control (QC)
- The How and Why to Visit Your Foreign Factory
China Trade Blog
- 6 Areas Every Buyer Should Check During a Factory Visit
- Don't Fall into These 5 Cultural Traps in China
- The Importance of a Pre-Production Inspection
- Visiting your Suppliers in China - Top 5 Things to Prepare Before Your Meeting
- 7 Common Mistakes Revealed by Factory Org Charts
- Are Technical Auditors Necessary for ISO 9001 Audits?
- Auditing a small Chinese factory: does it make sense?
- Checking the Chinese sub-suppliers work [photos]
- Chinese factories: what can be checked
- Factory tours in China: what to watch out for
- How does a factory audit work? [infographic]
- How to behave in a Chinese factory
- Quality system: a checklist for factory auditors
- Suggestions for factory improvements in China: make it visual
- The four levels of Chinese factories
- What a Social Auditor Should Check in China Factories
- What can you observe in a Chinese factory?
- What questions can you ask a Chinese factory during a visit?
Smart China Sourcing
- 3 common ways factories try to cheat inspectors/auditors
- 23 reasons why it pays to visit the factory
- Benefits of visiting your Chinese supplier’s manufacturing premises
- How to avoid working with factories that close unexpectedly
Other China Factory Visits Resources
- A Guide to Conducting a Successful Plant Tour – IPC
- China Factory Visits - Benefits of Visiting - ODM Group
- How to Spot a Good Factory – MAKE it in China
- Importance of Chinese Manufacturing Audits - ITI Manufacturing
- Lessons Learned From 7 Years of China Factory Visits – Tropical MBA
- Performing a Factory Audit in China – Quality Digest
- What It's Actually Like To Visit Factories In China As An Entrepreneur - Need Want
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