GlobalTQM | Sourcing and Manufacturing product in China for all entrepreneurs by David Hoffmann

GlobalTQM | Sourcing and Manufacturing product in China for all entrepreneurs by David Hoffmann

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Welcome to the GlobalTQM.com podcast, where we teach business owners how to… Source the best products from China, negotiate with Chinese manufacturers, navigate Chinese business culture, and share real case studies you can learn from. David Hoffmann is the founder and CEO of GlobalTQM dot com, your team on the ground in China. With over 25 years of experience doing business in China, David and his team at GlobalTQM.com have the know-how and experience to overcome any challenge you’ll face sourcing and manufacturing in China. Schedule a free call at www.globaltqm.com


Why is my Supplier Slow in Getting Back to Me? |Ep.035
Jul 22 • 29 min
Have you ever had this feeling that your supplier is getting slower at responding? Well, this week, I did an online presentation discussing the different scenarios why your supplier might be slower at getting back to you, and how you might be able to fix…
What drives entrepreneurs… | Ep.034
Jul 1 • 32 min
This episode is different from the others because it doesn’t cover specifics on sourcing and developing products in China… It does delve deeply into what makes entrepreneurs successful, and I share some of my own personal background stories and journey.…
Never spend money on marketing again! | Ep.33
Jun 19 • 57 min
In this episode, we share some fascinating secrets, including: How big brands source from the Far East? How Apple made concessions for WeChat? The key to success when trying to build a product in China. Plus this amazing conversation with Estie has…
Pros and Cons of Different Ways to Source.. and Maximizing Each One | Ep. 032
Jun 4 • 31 min
Hey Guys, This week we are shifting the focus into an online master class, discussing the different forms of online product sourcing platforms. We even included a slideshow if you are watching this on youtube. If you ever wondered which option is best for…
What Are the Hidden Risks Importing Products From China? | Ep. 031
May 4 • 38 min
Hey Guys, I wanted to share a recent interview I did on another great podcast called The Business of ECommerce. Charles Palleschi, the host of this podcast, asked me some really insightful questions that really drill down into the day to day specifics of…
Amazon Australia - Which is Best for You - Vendor Central or Seller Central? | Ep. 030
Apr 6 • 13 min
With the increase of traffic online, especially related to buying products as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, today’s topic is very timely. Our chat focusing on moving from Vendor Central to Seller Central on Amazon will certainly help your business…
The Coronavirus in relation to China, Supply, Demand, Debt and the Future | Ep. 029
Mar 16 • 16 min
Hey Guys, I can’t keep quiet and not share my thoughts and personal plans during these tough times. So in a special edition Podcast, we share not only the impact of this difficult issue on our lives generally, but more specifically the best business…
Why Having An “On-The-Ground Presence” Matters | Ep. 028
Mar 13 • 21 min
I was interviewed on another great podcast called ECommerce Excellence. The host, Joris Byron, asked me some really great questions and drew out some great insights, issues to avoid, how to overcome obstacles and general wisdom in Sourcing Products from…
“Accountability - Who is Ultimately Responsible?” | Ep. 027
Feb 25 • 12 min
In this week’s episode, we touch on a somewhat sensitive subject – the issue of Accountability, or Who is ultimately responsible when something goes wrong? Listen to hear some first hand stories where we highlight: The danger of not being clear in your…
Sourcing in India… Sourcing in China? Which is better? | Ep. 026
Feb 11 • 15 min
In this week’s episode, I share some valuable insights and pointers that could really help you – especially if you are considering sourcing your product outside of China. Listen to this real story where we discuss… The “cost” of the product is not the…
What To Do When Product Inspections Fail | Ep. 025
Jan 21 • 14 min
Subscribe To The Show On Your Favorite Podcast App In this week’s episode, I share, along with my co-host Kevin, some valuable insights and pointers that could really help you – especially “When Inspections Fail.” We spoke in general about Product…
Middlemen Outdated, Building Trust with Suppliers is Crucial | Ep. 024
Dec 8, 2019 • 27 min
Subscribe To The Show On Your Favorite Podcast App This week I was interviewed by Jim Palmer from Dream business radio. I thought you might like to listen to the interview… you might pick up some good advice, insights, and pointers… Of course, we spoke…
Your #1 Defense Against Copycats And Competitors | Ep. 023
Nov 28, 2019 • 8 min
Here’s the third and final part of my interview with Kunle Campbell in the 2x eCommerce podcast. If you haven’t listed to parts 1 and 2, go back and listen to them before listening to this. This was the last major question of the interview, and he asked…
Pro Tips On How To Do Trade Shows & The Future Of China Sourcing | Ep. 022
Nov 5, 2019 • 10 min
Part 2 of 3 of my interview on the 2X eCommerce Podcast by Kunle Campbell. It’s a show for entrepreneurs interested in eCommerce tips, strategies, and best practices. I’ve split the recording into 3 parts. In last week’s episode, I gave his audience a…
Some Avoidable Costly Mistakes When Sourcing From China | Ep. 021
Oct 14, 2019 • 11 min
A few weeks ago, I was invited on the 2X eCommerce Podcast by Kunle Campbell. It’s a show for entrepreneurs interested in eCommerce tips, strategies and best practices. Talking to Kunle was great because he asked the right questions. It allowed me to…
He Was Forced To Go To China To Save His Business But Now He’s Launching His Own Brand | Ep. 020
Sep 29, 2019 • 17 min
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing one of our clients, Robert. His company sells designer lighting in South Africa. Robert’s company was the sole agent for an international lighting brand. They sold it successfully for over 10 years until the…
How We Got Scammed Out Of $30,000 By Our Chinese Manufacturer | Ep. 019
Sep 4, 2019 • 18 min
What happens when you’re defrauded by your manufacturer? How do you handle it? How do you prevent it from happening? What are the best practices? Here’s a true story I wanted to share with you. It happened to us the other week. In this episode of the…
Should I Register My Trademark In China? | Ep. 018
Aug 20, 2019 • 8 min
As a business owner, I often wish someone had given a crystal ball years ago saying, “If only I had known this at the beginning, it would have saved me a fortune.” Well, I’m going to save you that fortune now. In my client training, I share so many case…
How To Enforce Contracts With Chinese Manufacturers | Ep. 017
May 20, 2019 • 12 min
In this episode of the GlobalTQM.com podcast, I had the pleasure of interview my business partner and mentor for over 20 years, Yaron Remen. He’s a serial entrepreneur with the superpower of starting companies, growing them big, and selling them off. To…
How E-Commerce And Digitization Are Changing Sourcing | Ep. 016
Nov 20, 2018 • 14 min
Transparency and accessibility. That’s what the internet brings to the table. It’s easier than ever before to access products and suppliers from all over the world. This increases competition and puts downward pressure on margins. How are you going to…
Getting The Best Out Of Your Sourcing Agent | Ep. 015
Nov 13, 2018 • 18 min
So you’ve just hired a 3rd party sourcing agent to help you with your manufacturers in China. Now you can sit back and relax, right? No more problems or delays, right? WRONG! The truth is, a sourcing agent may not the be-all-end-all solution for your…
The Most Effective Way To Stand Out from Your Competitors | Ep. 014
Nov 6, 2018 • 11 min
Why is product differentiation more and more important? Online shopping has given your customers have all the power. Today, in just a few minutes they can compare products or the same product from multiple suppliers. They can buy from anywhere in the…
Skills Modern Buyers/Merchandisers Need To Be Top Performers | Ep. 013
Nov 1, 2018 • 14 min
In this episode, David covers: 5 tips to improve your RFQ communications with suppliers How to match what’s in your head with what the manufacturer can actually produce How the buying/merchandising role has changed because of e-commerce and online…
Thinking Several Moves Ahead: Long-Term Partnerships With Suppliers | 012
Oct 24, 2018 • 16 min
Would you like your suppliers to: Take you seriously from day 1? Prioritize YOUR orders over their other clients? Give you “first dibs” on buying their latest products and innovations? Improve your own products so you have an edge over your competitors?…
My First Chinese Trade Fair: Tips And Tricks For A Productive And Stress-Free Trip | Ep. 011
Oct 16, 2018 • 20 min
Back again with another segment from my webinar with Tom Pirenne of ShowSourcing. In the last episode of the GlobalTQM podcast, Tom and I talked about whether Trade Fairs will exist in the future. The answer was a resounding, “YES!” Now that’s clear,…
Trade Fairs In A World Of Online Marketplaces | Ep. 010
Oct 10, 2018 • 15 min
This episode (and the next few episodes) of the GlobalTQM podcast will share segments of a joint-webinar I hosted with Tom Pirenne of ShowSourcing. A few weeks ago, Tom and I were having coffee and he asked me: “Will Trade Fairs exist in the future?” I…
When Quitting Is Success And Not Failure | Ep. 009
Sep 24, 2018 • 9 min
When you’ve put 6-months and thousands of dollars into a business idea and ultimately have to give it up… Have you failed? This kind of situation is something all CEOs face at one point or another. And if it hasn’t happened to you yet, IT WILL. In this…
How To Reduce Production And Delivery Delays | Ep. 008
Sep 18, 2018 • 8 min
When dealing with Chinese manufacturers, attention to detail will make, or break you. Delays and hidden costs all add up. They can vaporize your profit or, in the worst case, you may take a massive loss. In this episode of the podcast, I’ll tell you how…
How To Work The Canton Fair Like A Pro | Ep. 007
Sep 10, 2018 • 8 min
Have you ever been to the Canton Fair? It’s a trade show that happens every year, in Spring and Autumn, in Canton (Guangzhou) China. I’m going to tell you how to navigate the fair, or any Chinese trade show for that matter, like a pro. You’ll discover:…
How To Protect Your Ideas, Payments, and Compliance | Ep. 006
Sep 6, 2018 • 6 min
In this brief yet impactful episode, David gives you tips on how to… protect your intellectual property… make sure your products comply with government or commercial regulations, and… negotiate payment terms so your investments are secure. You’ll…
11 Questions To Weed Out Bad Suppliers | Ep. 005
Aug 27, 2018 • 12 min
There are thousands of factories in China. We’ve dealt with loads of them for our clients. How exactly do you vet manufacturers and choose one that’s the right fit for you? That’s what we’re going to teach you in this episode. You’ll discover: How to…
Chinese Culture And Understanding How To Do Business With Them | Ep. 004
Aug 1, 2018 • 11 min
Chinese culture, and Asian cultures in general, are very different from quote-unquote Western cultures. That is, North America, Europe, and Australia. Not understanding this, or worse, refusing to deal with the Chinese in a way that’s comfortable to them,…
How to get Your Purchase Order RIGHT (Bill of Materials) | Ep. 003
Aug 1, 2018 • 10 min
In this episode, David covers the #1 risk to your business when sourcing from China: Not specifying what you want down to the last detail. And he gives you 11-steps to overcome this risk. So you can get your goods exactly how you want them, every single…
How to Set Expectations with Your Chinese Manufacturer | Ep. 002
Aug 1, 2018 • 7 min
When sourcing from China, how do you actually get what you want? The key is effective communication. And in this episode, David tells you exactly how to do it. He also gives you tips on how to overcome any language barrier between you and your…
Price vs. Quality: Finding the Right Chinese Manufacturer | Ep. 001
Aug 1, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, David tells you about the hidden costs of importing from China most businesses overlook. First up, the lowest priced manufacturer isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Also discussed: have you included the costs of product returns and breakage…
Welcome to the GlobalTQM.com Podcast | Ep. 000
Aug 1, 2018 • 4 min
Hi, I’m David Hoffman, CEO of globaltqm.com…and this is my podcast. This is episode zero and I’m going to introduce myself and the podcast. I tell you about my business background in China… …why I created this podcast… and what you can expect from it.…