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Getting a factory

If you want to buy a Mercedes Car but search for car dealers you may get a dealer for Fiat or Volvo and not the one you need. Like different car dealers deals in different types of cars different factories can manufacture different items. If you want to have T-shirts for adults made and just ask for a garment manufacturer you may get one who is a specialist on dresses for girls. You must give full info from start in order to get the right manufacturer. Also you need different factories depending on quantity, printing (if actual), accessories to be used at the production, and so on.  Online you may also find bluff companies that do not deliver the right stuff or do not deliver at all. By using our services we will get it right.                   

Manufacturing – the time factor

Big brands often start the process for a new product 2 years ahead of launching the same. The process of development, sampling, getting the right material, que into the production, manufacturing (several different steps), checking, packing, transport, custom clearance, receiving the goods, unpacking, and perhaps distributing, etc. takes its time. So do not think it takes 2 weeks. Most orders we have dealt with takes between 3 and 7 month AFTER we have full info and the buyer gives the final go ahead (read downpayment). Typically smaller orders takes longer times – the reason for this is that the manufacturer give priority to bigger orders and also that the manufacturer earns less on smaller orders. So smaller orders have to wait for gaps in the production between bigger orders. In the same way you will give priority to your bigger buyers. If you have a specific date you want the shipment for – let say an event or a special holiday or season or …, then tell us this from start - VERY IMPORTANT.              

The issue of Minimum Quantity

Minimum is a critical and important issue. If the material (all or some) that is needed for your production will be ordered from a factory for that material or part then the minimum order also depends on this. Some products and materials, including some types of label tags, has so low prices that you do not care if you have to order extras. Other products and material are critical pricewise and hence here you do not want to pay extra for a bigger quantity than you actually need. Example  could be fabric for your garment order or silver for your jewellery order. Loss of material plays a role. Let say you need a specially designed fabric for your production. And for some printing there is a significant loss of fabric during the process and before all printing settings are OK in a print-run. Let say perhaps 200 meters is lost, than for a small order this add significant to the total cost as you have to pay for these 200 meters. If your order needs “originals” of some kind like original screens for screen- printing of your product than that plays a role as the cost of each original will add to the total amount. Let say you want to make a T-shirt with a 3 colour print. If your design is such that the print is small and the same print can be used on all T-shirts than you need 3 originals, one for each colour. But if your design let’s say covers the whole front of the T-shirt than you need different originals for each size as well. So if you have 5 sizes it becomes 5 sizes x 3 colours = 15 originals. For a big quantity this does not matter but for a small one this may add significant to the total cost calculated on original costs per item. Sometime you need a special tool that have to be made for you. It could be for a button made with your design, or a plastic part or a punch for cutting out a leather part or … And such tools may cost as little as 1 Euro or as much as 5,000 Euro. And if they are costly they will effect what’s a economical minimum for you will be as the cost for the tool will ad to the total cost.  The factory may need a minimum quantity to be able to handle your order. A factory is a factory – so for a smaller order you perhaps needs a tailor or a goldsmith and not a factory. Back to the T-shirt example. To produce T-shirts in a factory the factory will create a production line with perhaps 5-6 people doing different parts of the production. One will stich the arms another will put in neck- labels etc.  And it may take up to a day to reach full speed for a new design. As the production line perhaps can produce 600 pcs per day an order for few pcs does not make sense. And not only that, the planning and preparation and buying material for the production, etc, takes its time and hence will cost. Smaller quantities for sampling can be made - but the per item cost will be much higher. Remember that the bigger the quantity of a given product the lower the price and the other way around. For real low prices you have to buy big quantities. Perhaps container loads. We are good in helping you out, so make us as a part of your development of your plans and we can advice you so that you get a good production. We know several ways in how to get smaller quantities work but for this you may have to alter same of your products parameters. (For Textile products including garments we also have our Material Pages Info.)    
Manufacturing
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Getting a factory

If you want to buy a Mercedes Car but search for car dealers you may get a dealer for Fiat or Volvo and not the one you need. Like different car dealers deals in different types of cars different factories can manufacture different items. If you want to have T-shirts for adults made and just ask for a garment manufacturer you may get one who is a specialist on dresses for girls. You must give full info from start in order to get the right manufacturer. Also you need different factories depending on quantity, printing (if actual), accessories to be used at the production, and so on.  Online you may also find bluff companies that do not deliver the right stuff or do not deliver at all. By using our services we will get it right.                   

Manufacturing – the time

factor

Big brands often start the process for a new product 2 years ahead of launching the same. The process of development, sampling, getting the right material, que into the production, manufacturing (several different steps), checking, packing, transport, custom clearance, receiving the goods, unpacking, and perhaps distributing, etc. takes its time. So do not think it takes 2 weeks. Most orders we have dealt with takes between 3 and 7 month AFTER we have full info and the buyer gives the final go ahead (read downpayment). Typically smaller orders takes longer times – the reason for this is that the manufacturer give priority to bigger orders and also that the manufacturer earns less on smaller orders. So smaller orders have to wait for gaps in the production between bigger orders. In the same way you will give priority to your bigger buyers. If you have a specific date you want the shipment for – let say an event or a special holiday or season or …, then tell us this from start - VERY IMPORTANT.              

The issue of Minimum

Quantity

Minimum is a critical and important issue. If the material (all or some) that is needed for your production will be ordered from a factory for that material or part then the minimum order also depends on this. Some products and materials, including some types of label tags, has so low prices that you do not care if you have to order extras. Other products and material are critical pricewise and hence here you do not want to pay extra for a bigger quantity than you actually need. Example  could be fabric for your garment order or silver for your jewellery order. Loss of material plays a role. Let say you need a specially designed fabric for your production. And for some printing there is a significant loss of fabric during the process and before all printing settings are OK in a print-run. Let say perhaps 200 meters is lost, than for a small order this add significant to the total cost as you have to pay for these 200 meters. If your order needs “originals” of some kind like original screens for screen- printing of your product than that plays a role as the cost of each original will add to the total amount. Let say you want to make a T-shirt with a 3 colour print. If your design is such that the print is small and the same print can be used on all T-shirts than you need 3 originals, one for each colour. But if your design let’s say covers the whole front of the T-shirt than you need different originals for each size as well. So if you have 5 sizes it becomes 5 sizes x 3 colours = 15 originals. For a big quantity this does not matter but for a small one this may add significant to the total cost calculated on original costs per item. Sometime you need a special tool that have to be made for you. It could be for a button made with your design, or a plastic part or a punch for cutting out a leather part or … And such tools may cost as little as 1 Euro or as much as 5,000 Euro. And if they are costly they will effect what’s a economical minimum for you will be as the cost for the tool will ad to the total cost.  The factory may need a minimum quantity to be able to handle your order. A factory is a factory – so for a smaller order you perhaps needs a tailor or a goldsmith and not a factory. Back to the T-shirt example. To produce T- shirts in a factory the factory will create a production line with perhaps 5-6 people doing different parts of the production. One will stich the arms another will put in neck- labels etc.  And it may take up to a day to reach full speed for a new design. As the production line perhaps can produce 600 pcs per day an order for few pcs does not make sense. And not only that, the planning and preparation and buying material for the production, etc, takes its time and hence will cost. Smaller quantities for sampling can be made - but the per item cost will be much higher. Remember that the bigger the quantity of a given product the lower the price and the other way around. For real low prices you have to buy big quantities. Perhaps container loads. We are good in helping you out, so make us as a part of your development of your plans and we can advice you so that you get a good production. We know several ways in how to get smaller quantities work but for this you may have to alter same of your products parameters. (For Textile products including garments we also have our Material Pages Info.)    
Manufacturing
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