The case study shows how Dragon Sourcing helps find alternative suppliers of baby stroller sourcing in China to develop new types of products with quality and long-term relationships. In order to define and comprehend the products and requirements, such as volume, specification, materials, etc., we first analyzed the demand after receiving the request. We gathered all of this information from the client and then looked at the supply market to identify suitable alternative suppliers.
The project was carried out in 10 weeks, and after careful assessment, we identified 90 suppliers from China. We did a prescreening interview with 51 suppliers who qualified for the test and met the client-specified requirements. Following this, we submitted an RFI-RFQ from 28 suppliers, of whom 3 replied to the RFQ.
We evaluated the requests for information (RFI) from possible vendors based on a number of criteria, including business information (20%), production (30%), and quality management (30%). Next, we requested product samples from the providers.
In the provincial list, a total of 31 suppliers replied, including 28 RFI-RFQs and only 3 RFQs. 9 were from Guangdong, 6 in Zhejiang, 3 in each of Anhui and Hubei, 2 in each of Henan, Hebei, Fujian, and Shandong, and 1 in each of Jiangsu and Hunan. We suggested the names of six suppliers as the first wave, and four suppliers were recommended as the second wave. This recommendation was solely based on the overall background and offer per supplier. After the project was finished, we gave our clients access to all of our charts and research materials so they could select the best supplier(s) from whom they would like to get materials.