According to emerging news reports, China is fast closing up on India as a leading destination for outsourcing. Outsourcing to China is dominating the offshoring landscape at the moment, and it will be interesting to see how it does in the global market on the heels of a recession.
China is ready to take on the best players in outsourcing at this point. It has made attempts to set a uniform standard for its business processes. Hence, the nation comprising of the world’s largest population is offering cheap outsourcing solutions in combination with enhanced telecom services.
There is some discussion among skeptics about the shortfall in English speaking skills in the country. Those from this school of thought will continue to rely on India for near native English speaking skills. Due to this, there has been a negative impact in IT outsourcing to China. But when it comes to China’s manufacturing processes, the county is one of the best options money can buy. Because it offers inexpensive solutions in terms of infrastructure, and maintenance of workforce, Chinese manufacturing of intermediate of finished products is valued by most industries.
The catch-22 with China is that because it is cheap to manufacture in the mainland, companies need to be careful about hiring a ‘factory’ there. In recent years, China has come under fire from the international community for less than adequate safety on many of its products ranging from lead paint in toys to salmonella poisoning in packaged seafood shipped from China to the U.S.
The irony of Chinese products is that each time you research a Chinese product, it is getting cheaper all the time. This is particularly true of products like the cell phone, where clones of leading manufacturers like Nokia are flooding the market. The bottom line about Chinese manufacturing is that you usually get what you paid for. Although you’re able to find a cheap manufacturer, don’t think that all Chinese products are the same and that you have found the best option. In a nutshell, there is huge competition to manufacture at products at cheaper prices.
Despite the complications of manufacturing in China, outsourcing to China has opened the doors to achieving product development in a superior manner. Nonetheless, taking advantage of China outsourcing will translate into rigid monitoring and lots of communication. It is a good idea to specify requirements ahead of manufacturing and to ensure that standard industry specifications are utilized, reports China2West.com.