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What You Need to Know About Product Development from China

By Jesus David Cano Romano
January 6, 2017
Product Development


Product development is a process that involves various phases such as prototyping, product development strategies, quality control, and product manufacturing. Incorporating all those processes in your own country can be highly expensive. However, outsourcing some of the work with the services of Chinese manufacturers and product development companies is an efficient way to manage that the development cycle.

Chinese manufacturers offer their services at significantly lower prices since they have easy access to cheap raw material and affordable skilled labor. They have also streamlined the production process and are capable of delivering high-quality products at a fast rate.

When you outsource product development to China, the process starts with the concept of the prototype and ends on the production line. There are plenty of benefits associated with the product development process in China and some of them are mentioned here.

Reduced Costs: China is a diversified marketplace and companies from all over the world outsource manufacturing to the country. The major reason behind that is the reduced cost of various production and development related processes. Skilled labor is easily available here at low costs and companies are benefitting from that.

Experienced Workforce: In China, the cost of hiring and maintaining a workforce is cheaper. Many manufacturing companies usually work on more than one project at the same time as well, letting them to reduce costs further. Workers are thus more experienced and efficient at their jobs. The large population and an abundance of production facilities is also a major factor responsible for the easy availability of experienced workforce.

Technical Know-How: The technological advancements in the Chinese production industry have enabled them to develop innovative business strategies so that they can work for different types of industries such as automotive, aeronautics, software, etc. As a global hub for production and product development, Chinese companies are well-acquainted with the various types of production techniques of different industries.

Scalability and Flexibility: Over 90% of Chinese production facilities are contract companies. They work according to the client contract and that allows them to work for more than one client simultaneously. It also shows their ability to handle multiple projects at once. They can handle last minute production or developmental changes and surge requirements. Challenges such as exceeding production targets or alterations in the prototype are easily handled.

When you outsource product development to China, you can take their help to connect with vendors, and logistics partners. This lets you get the product shipped directly from China to your clients without having to directly involve yourself with the shipping and warehousing. This will save you a lot of money and effort in the long run.