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How to Successfully Outsource Manufacturing to China – Part 2

Getting the benefits, avoiding potential problems
By Robert Levy – CEO TFGUSA
© Copyright 2017

Use a custom outsource-manufacturing service provider

If the previous points seem overwhelming or intimidating, there is the option to partner with a custom outsource-manufacturing service provider. With such a provider, you can eliminate the hassle of doing it yourself, and be assured of reliable, high-quality manufacturing with easy, cost-effective on-time delivery.

A custom outsource-manufacturing service provider can:

  • Minimize the uncertainties and risks of do-it-yourself outsource manufacturing, help protect intellectual property, confirm manufacturing quality standards, assure on-time delivery, adhere to all the necessary legal regulations, handle international payment systems and security, and minimize communication problems
  • Navigate the Chinese legal system to assure efficient program management
  • Simplify the overall outsourcing process versus doing it yourself
  • Focus on the customer with comprehensive, customized US-based support
  • Manage strategic cost reductions, so expected cost savings are achieved
  • Assure flexibility and responsiveness from the manufacturer
  • Assure high quality by on-site certified inspectors
  • From a contingent of trusted partners, choose the most appropriate first-class manufacturer
  • Manage supply chain and logistics
  • Add manufacturing and engineering value
  • Provide stock-and-release programs
  • Eliminate the need for a new outsourcing department
  • Help to obtain the best competitive advantage

How to select a custom outsource-manufacturing service provider

A custom outsource-manufacturing service provider can help minimize the uncertainties and risks of do-it-yourself outsource manufacturing to assure success. Here are key considerations when selecting a custom outsource-manufacturing service provider:

First, you should feel comfortable that the provider can satisfy the basic criteria (noted previously) and any special needs you may have. Then, ask:

Does the provider have:

  • Up-to-date ISO 9001 certification?
  • Experience in business with the largest and most talented manufacturing facilities in China,
    thereby assuring the same high standards as in the US?
  • Experience in international logistics, such as freight, customs, finance and insurance?
  • Experience with industries and company sizes like yours?
  • A reputation for reliability and meeting commitments?



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Does the provider offer:

  • Value-added engineering and manufacturing services? A provider with an experienced team of finite-element analysis professionals who can analyze your product and identify potential weaknesses without expensive and time-consuming prototypes?
  • All services, from components to complete systems?
  • Complete services, from start-to-finish?
  • Custom services (if needed), not just run-of-the-mill?
  • References and a top-grade record of performance?



A custom outsource-manufacturing service provider can help you get reliable, high-quality manufacturing with on-time delivery easily and cost effectively.

The Federal Group USA is a custom outsource-manufacturing service provider located in Southfield, Michigan. We empower industrial buyers to be more productive by partnering with us. Utilizing our manufacturing expertise, we help to implement strategies that deliver real impact for our customers.

The Federal Group’s step-by-step process ensures that our customers receive quality products partnered with service that exceeds expectations. We meet the key criteria for success:

  • Up-to-date ISO 9001 certification
  • 36 years’ experience with the largest and most talented manufacturing
    facilities in China, thereby assuring the same high standards as in the US
  • Expert knowledge of international logistics, such as freight, customs, finance and insurance
  • Understanding of multiple industries and company sizes. Our top three industries are automotive, agriculture, and off-highway. We’ve also managed outsourcing for the electronics, railway, and even medical industries
  • Reliable and meets commitments

Our team of professionals is ready to assist you with more information, a quote, and custom service. With today’s technology, we successfully service client needs on a global basis. We look forward to hearing from you!