THE GREAT CHINA EXODUS: ARE ALL FOREIGN BUSINESSES REALLY PACKING THEIR BAG?

​Lately, the idea that foreign businesses have been massively exiting China has become a hot topic.
But is everyone really heading for the hills? The answer is not as straightforward as we might think.

​Lately, the idea that foreign businesses have been massively exiting China has become a hot topic.

As the economic landscape in Asia continues to evolve, with developing countries emerging as cheap manufacturing powerhouses and their burgeoning middle-class populations attracting global attention, discussions obviously abound regarding the enduring role of China in foreign businesses’ supply chains and as a pivotal consumer market.

This topic sparks curiosity and speculation, particularly amidst reports of businesses diversifying their operations across the region. But is everyone really heading for the hills? The answer is not as straightforward as we might think. Here’s why:

FOR BUSINESSES SOURCING IN ASIA

China manufacturing sourcing

COSTS VS. QUALITY

Despite the initial rush to reduce reliance on China for manufacturing, many companies are finding that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.

Take the example of Nike and Under Armour, who faced challenges when Vietnam paused much of its manufacturing due to high Covid-19 cases.

China’s rising labor costs and the post-Covid realization that diversification is key indubitably prompt many companies to look for alternative manufacturing opportunities.

However, the country’s commitment to quality and efficiency, coupled with its advanced and proven manufacturing capabilities, continue to make it a top choice for businesses looking for more than just cheap labor. While the landscape is evolving, China’s manufacturing prominence is far from over.

SUPPLY CHAIN EFFICIENCY

While some companies are setting up factories in other markets, like Apple’s move to start manufacturing iPhones in India, China’s well-established supply chain infrastructure remains a competitive advantage.

The country’s well-developed infrastructure and extensive network of suppliers provide a level of reliability that’s hard to replicate elsewhere, at least in the immediate future.

Despite investments in other countries like Vietnam, China’s extensive network of suppliers and infrastructure continue to attract businesses seeking reliability, specialization, and scalability in their operations.

FOR BUSINESSES LOOKING TO ENTER THE ASIAN MARKET

Entering the Asian and Chinese markets, market expansion

MARKET POTENTIAL

While not the Eldorado it once was, China’s market size and growth potential continue to lure businesses across sectors.

While the allure of China’s vast consumer base is undeniable, companies must carefully assess market entry strategies to capitalize on opportunities while mitigating risks. Navigating China’s complex regulatory environment and fierce competition requires a strategic approach.

Moreover, the market potential in China extends beyond just consumer goods; sectors like technology, healthcare, and renewable energy offer renewed significant growth opportunities for businesses entering the market.

STRATEGIC LOCATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

While infrastructure is rapidly developing in the rest of the region, China’s maturity in that regard remains unmatched for now.

China’s strategic location, coupled with its extensive transportation infrastructure, including ports, railways, and highways, and growing connectivity with the rest of the region (BRI) makes it an ideal hub for businesses looking to easily access not only the local market but also other markets in the region.

China source sell

So, is the great China exodus a reality? Not quite. While some are exploring other options, China’s role in global business remains as pivotal as ever. The shifting landscape of manufacturing and market expansion in Asia reflects a nuanced approach by businesses, balancing the allure of new markets with the reliability and scale that China offers.

China’s manufacturing prowess and supply chain efficiency continue to attract businesses seeking quality and reliability. While other countries may offer lower costs, China’s infrastructure, skilled workforce, and established networks provide a level of assurance that remains unmatched in many aspects.

China is not without challenges, however, for businesses eyeing the Chinese market, the sheer size and growth potential of China’s consumer base remain unparalleled. Despite challenges such as regulatory complexities and market saturation, companies are drawn to China’s market potential and are investing heavily to tap into its vast opportunities.

While the narrative of an exodus from China may grab headlines, the reality is more nuanced. For instance, while United States companies are more prone to consider exiting the country, European ones are less likely to shift away. Businesses are adopting a pragmatic approach, recognizing both the opportunities and challenges that China presents.

As the economic landscape continues to evolve, partnering with a trusted ally like ASI Solutions can help businesses navigate the complexities of the Asian market, ensuring they make the most of their ventures in this dynamic region.

Since 2008, ASI Solutions has been dedicated to streamlining businesses’ operations in Asia. Our Sourcing & Trading and Business Process Outsourcing solutions empower you to thrive in the region’s competitive landscape. With a presence in China, Vietnam, France, and Morocco, ASI Solutions is your strategic partner for success in Asia!

Sourcing Trading Business Process Outsourcing Solutions in Asia China Vietnam

SOURCES

SOURCING QUALITY PRODUCTS IN ASIA: MISSION POSSIBLE?

Many businesses struggle to find reliable suppliers and waste precious time and resources on sample revisions. The result? Frustration, delays, and potential brand damage.
However, there is a solution to ensure product quality: respecting some key rules when sourcing!

China alone accounts for 28.4% of the global manufacturing output.

Sourcing products from Asia seems like a no-brainer, with its vast manufacturing capabilities and cost-effective solutions. But the real challenge? Ensuring product quality.

Many businesses struggle to find reliable suppliers and waste precious time and resources on sample revisions. The result? Frustration, delays, and potential brand damage.

THE CHALLENGES

Let’s not sugarcoat it – sourcing quality products in Asia can be a minefield. From language barriers to cultural differences and not knowing the local best practices and platforms, finding reliable suppliers can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. Add to that the pressure to meet tight deadlines and the ever-present risk of quality issues, and you’ve got yourself a real headache.

Let’s debunk a common misconception however: Asia is not synonymous with low quality. In fact, Asia has some of the world’s most advanced manufacturing facilities, producing goods for renowned global brands. It did not become the factory of the world for no reason, and decades later, it developed only has deepened its prominence, expertise, and competitive advantage in that regard. 

However, the key lies in knowing how to navigate procurement effectively.

THE STRATEGIES TO ENSURE PRODUCT QUALITY WHEN SOURCING IN ASIA

Do Your Homework:Dive deep into the local market, suppliers, and manufacturing processes. Use local platforms like 1688.com in China and be present on-site, go to events, meet your newfound contacts as nothing replaces real life to get recommendations and ensure the reliability of the people you will work with. In the end, it’s all about being in the right place at the right time!


Selecting the Right Supplier: Don’t just settle for any supplier. Look for manufacturers that specialize in your product niche even if it means restarting the process from scratch if you decide to expand your product range. They not only understand your product inside out but also bring a level of expertise that can’t be beaten.


Time is Money: Time is of the essence in sourcing. Streamline your sample evaluation process by providing detailed feedback upfront. This not only minimizes revisions but also accelerates production. Plus, it shows your supplier that you mean business.


Comprehensive Quality Check: When evaluating samples, don’t just focus on looks. Test the functionality and durability of the product to ensure it meets your standards. Consider hiring a third-party quality assurance service for an unbiased assessment.


Building Supplier Bonds:Building long-term relationships with suppliers is crucial. Visit them in person, take them out for a meal, and show appreciation for their hard work. Remember, a happy supplier is a reliable supplier.


Quality Hiccups:Despite your best efforts, quality issues may arise. If a high number of defects are discovered during a pre-shipment quality inspection, don’t hesitate to start over. It may seem like a setback, but it’s better than compromising on quality.

THE SECRET TO STREAMLINE YOUR PROCUREMENT

the secret to streamline your procurement in Asia

The overall sourcing process, when started from scratch can take about 10 to 12 months, and we know that can seem like an eternity in a world where demand and competition change overnight. 

ASI Solutions was born in 2008 with the mission to streamline businesses’ operations in Asia. How so?

We provide a complete range of both Sourcing & Trading Solutions and Business Process Outsourcing Solutions. With 15 years of expertise, reliable network of businesses and partners, we are dedicated to ease your operations and help you optimize them both time-wise and cost-wise! 

Our Sourcing & Trading Solutions: 
Sampling & design
Sourcing & production
Logistics & import-export
IT Support & system integration
Financial management
Value-added services

The Benefits: 
We simplify the import process
We handle suppliers’ selection & communication on your behalf

We ensure product compliance

We reduce the number of intermediaries

You enjoy the access to our network, pre-selected list of reliable suppliers and our 15 years of expertise and knowledge of regulations, local customs, platforms, etc.

BIG BUYERS: HOW TO WIN AND WORK WITH THEM?

Curious about how to recognize big buyers? How to ensure they are reliable? How to send convincing proposals? And how to develop long-lasting business relationships with big buyers?
In this comprehensive guide, ASI Solutions answers all your questions and gives you useful tips for your business to thrive!

Wondering how to not only spot big buyers but also turn them into long-term partners? In a dynamic landscape where businesses constantly seek opportunities and partnerships, ASI Solutions shared invaluable insights at the recent “Game Breaking · Reshaping: 2024 Road to Foreign Trade Breakthrough” (破局 · 重塑: 2024外贸突围之路) conference hosted by Made-in-China.com. The focus of the conference was on navigating the complexities of working with big buyers, addressing key questions that businesses often grapple with.

Working with big buyers is not just about prestige, but a strategic move for vendors as the chosen way to accelerate your growth, upgrade market credibility, and acquire a steady revenue stream.

Curious about how to recognize big buyers? How to ensure they are reliable? How to send convincing proposals? And how to develop long-lasting business relationships with big buyers?

In this comprehensive guide, ASI Solutions answers all your questions and gives you useful tips for your business to thrive!

UNDERSTANDING BIG BUYERS

What Are Big Buyers?

At the heart of successful foreign trade lies a profound understanding of what constitutes a big buyer. Big buyers are distinguished by their financial stability, reputation, the significant market share they own and, subsequently, the sizeable volumes they handle. Often possessing established notoriety, they operate within specialized product or geographic networks and may even boast their own brand, shops, and rely on their own brand identity.

How Do Big Buyers Find Vendors?

The spaces where big vendors find buyers are multiple. From perusing international fairs and exhibitions, to leveraging digital platforms such as Made-in-China and other B2B channels, their research extends across online portals, social media, and referrals from friends and business relations.
Furthurmore, custom data in their home countries aids in identifying majors exporters, while vigilant monitoring of products in their market and competitor channels ensures a strategic approach.

How To Identify Quality Buyers

Quality buyers can be identified through their professional communication, clear expectations, and a keen focus on having their demands immediately met. This evaluation is fortified by additional research, including credit checks through services like COFACE or SINOSURE, and meticulous preliminary audits.

EVALUATING THE QUALITY OF A BUYER

Financial Health Check

Moving from identifying big buyers with potential for your business, it is important to ensure the reliability of the one(s) you have identified through a financial health check. This entails requesting financial information, consulting credit reports, and examining payment history.
These steps are pivotal in ensuring that the buyer possesses the financial capability to meet their obligations.

Communication Matters

When it comes to evaluating a buyer quality, communication emerges as a critical tool and factor. Clear and transparent communication, responsiveness, and overall professionalism are key elements testifying of a buyer’s seriousness and reliability.

Analyzing Order Patterns

Reviewing past orders is instrumental in identifying stable and consistent buyers, as well as their expectations toward vendors. You should thus analyze order patterns for any potential big buyer.

CRAFTING IRRESISTIBLE OFFERS

Customize Your Proposals

Once you have acquired a nuanced understanding of buyers and have evaluated their quality, potential, and order patterns, it is time to craft irresistible offers that cater to their characteristics. You should not resort to one-size-fits-all offers, instead, it is essential to tailor proposals addressing the specific pain points and requirements of the buyer you want to trade with. To present a truly compelling offer, you should design it as a balance between pricing, defined terms and conditions, and alignment with the buyer’s needs.

Emphasize Your Unique Value Proposition

Moreover, we emphasize the importance of addressing the buyer’s specific needs and highlighting your unique value propositions. This involves not only competitive pricing but also sustainable practices that resonate with the buyer’s expectations.

Establishing Clarity

The final step of making an irresistible offer lies in establishing clarity. Clearly defining payment terms and conditions ensures shared expectations and fosters mutual understanding on both sides of the transactions.

maintaining and developing the business relationship

Nurture Long-Term Connections

Consistent communication, building relationships with key decision-makers, and staying connected through regular updates and conversations form the cornerstone of maintaining and further developing business relationships. This strategy is essential to ensure the sustainability of the contract you have with big buyers.

Deliver Excellence

Ensure consistency in delivering high-quality products or services and address quality issues promptly. The relationship betwen buyer and vendor only stays sustainable and later flourishes when both parties are committed to maintining and enhancing product standards.

Remain Flexible

Navigating the nuances of business relationships involves being adaptable to buyers’ changing needs and offering solutions to the challenges and market evolutions they are meeting. Your flexibility will not only be perceived as a testament of your commitment to the partnership’s success, but will also enable you to stay relevant in their product mix.

Continuous Improvement

We recommend you establish a feedback mechanism with your selected buyers, and that you proactively and swiftly act on these feedbacks and address the potential issues they raise. More than a vendor, you will thus act as a true partner for your buyer.

Wining and working with big buyers in sustainable manner requires a comprehensive understanding of a buyer’s needs, clear and tailored communication and proposals, and a steadfast commitment to continuous improvement.

At ASI Solutions, we understand these problematics and are committed to simplifying your business endeavors from, to and within Asia. For the past 16 years, and through our Sourcing & Trading Solutions, we have successfully accompanied numerous companies in finding reliable business partners, both big buyers and vendors.

Our solutions enable us to:
Allow our customers to rely on our expertize in handling and optimizing their international operations, from supply chain management to local and international representation.
Provide our customers with an expert local partner, with an extensive network, knowledge of the local practices, experience in dealing with import/export regulations, and the capacity to deal with your local business partners in the fittest manner.
Optimize our customers’ operations and flows from their warehouse to the buyer, and from procurement to the final customer in the most qualitative and efficient manner.

La Fee Maraboutee Store China

ENTERING THE CHINESE MARKET WITH LA Fée maraboutée

Discover how ASI Solutions accompanied La Fée Maraboutée in entering the Chinese market thanks to our comprehensive BPO solutions!

THE PROJECT

Founded in 1996, La Fée Maraboutée is a reputable French womenswear brand known for its versatile formal and casual attire as well as accessories. La Fée Maraboutée called on ASI Solutions to accompany them in entering the Chinese market, assist them with importing the products from Europe, handle the products labeling, and manage the stores’ supply.

THE SOLUTIONS WE PROVIDED

ASI Solutions partnered with La Fée Maraboutée to successfully enter the Chinese market. From imports to final deliveries, our comprehensive BPO solutions handled logistics, warehousing, local deliveries, and reporting. This approach allowed the company to gauge the Chinese market’s response to their products and strategies, while also boosting operational efficiency and saving time.

IMPORTING & LOGISTICS

Product Testing: receive, record, and send samples for lab testing, follow-up on sample testing, and data preparation for hangtags and care labels

Importing: master data, packing list & invoice preparation, import documents preparation and checking and import clearance

Logistics: logistics operations handling, warehouse delivery and system inbound

WAREHOUSING MANAGEMENT

Inbound Management: preparation for inbound, add hangtag and SKU check, care label issuance, physical operations, system operations, visual QC, exception case handling and put-away

VAS Operations: label, bar code, re-packaging, etc., pick & pack and system operation

Others: outbound and inventory management

DELIVERIES & RETURNS

B2B delivery and dispatch as per orders
B2C delivery, including e-orders preparation and delivery
Return maangement & deep QC

IT SYSTEM & REPORTING

IT system integration
Weekly inventory
Monthly statement
KPI reporting

WHAT THEY ACHIEVED WITH ASI SOLUTIONS

ON-BRAND E-ORDER PREPARATION

ASI Solutions handled order preparation and delivery on behalf of ASI Solutions, including order confirmation, quality inspaction, prepare the package, take care of special items protection such as belts, and boxing.

Scarf

Scarf La Fee Maraboutee order preparation China

Shoes

La Fee Maraboutee China order preparation

Belt

La Fee Maraboutee China order preparation

Garment

La Fee Maraboutee China order preparation

Brand Card

La Fee Maraboutee China order preparation

Packaging

La Fee Maraboutee China order preparation

OFFLINE STORES

La Fee Maraboutee Store China
La Fee Maraboutee Store China
La Fee Maraboutee Store China

ONLINE PRESENCE

LABELING, REBRANDING & REPACKAGING WITH ADIDAS

Discover how ASI Solutions accompanied Adidas with labeling, rebranding & packaging services, making their products ready to enter the market!

THE PROJECT

Created in 1924, Adidas is a world renown and highly established athletic apparel and footwear corporation. The corporation also offers other products, including bathroom products such as lotions, deodorants, etc.
Adidas called on ASI Solutions in preparation of the commercialization of these latter products on the Chinese market and ensure both their compliance with the local regulations all the while preserving their branding and product quality.

WHAT THEY ACHIEVED WITH ASI SOLUTIONS

PRODUCT BRANDING

ASI Solutions replaced the existing container’s sticker with its Mandarin equivalent, all the while mainting the same product quality as the original branding.

Adidas branding for the Chinese market

Adidas rebranding for the Chinese market

LABELING, REPACKAGING & PRODUCT COMPLIANCE

ASI Solutions empowered Adidas with impeccable labeling precision, elevating the presentation and integrity of their products. By meticulously ensuring label quality and harmonizing with varying batch number requirements across different countries, ASI Solutions fortified Adidas’ supply chain with meticulous attention to detail, fostering trust and reliability in every market they serve.

Max Factor Rebranding Repackaging for entering the Chinese market

REBRANDING & PACKAGING WITH MAX FACTOR

Discover how ASI Solutions accompanied Max Factor with rebranding & packaging services, making their products ready to enter the market!

THE PROJECT

Created in 1909, Max Factor is a cosmetics brand selling a wide array of makeup products to professionals and consumers. ASI Solutions accompanied them in their rebranding and repackaging their products for the Chinese market thanks to its value-added services for businesses eager to develop their activity on the Chinese market.

WHAT THEY ACHIEVED WITH ASI SOLUTIONS

REBRANDING

ASI Solutions replaced the existing branding of the products in accordance with the brand’s demands (stickers).

Max factor rebranding
to enter Chinese market

Max Factor rebranding to enter the Chinese market

REPACKAGING

In order to ensure the products compliance, ASI Solutions operated repackaged them in accordance with the brand’s demands, thus ensuring both sellability and brand coherence.

Max Factor repackaging to enter the Chinese market

SOURCING & EXPORTING MEDICAL GOODS WITH IDC PHARMA

From the early days of the pandemic, ASI Solutions supported IDC Pharma with sourcing and exporting highly needed pharmaceutical goods from ASia to the rest of the world amidst greatly challenging trade environment.

THE PROJECT

IDC-Pharma is a French pharmaceutical and medical company specialized in the development, manufacturing, and distribution of a wide range of healthcare products.
ASI Solutions started working with IDC-Pharma during the first wave of Covid-19, and assisted them in sourcing and exporting large volumes of medical products from China and Turkey to the rest of the world.
The medical products sourced and exported by ASI Solutions included face masks, protective gears, respiratory assistance equipments as well as mask making machines (FFP2, 3-Ply, KN95, N95)

THE SOLUTIONS WE PROVIDED

As the supply of said goods were in high-demand and the supply chain disrupted, ASI Solutions provided IDC-Pharma with reliable sourcing, supplier management, and exporting solutions for large quantities of goods that were highly and urgently needed due to the pandemic.
Thanks to our expertise, we ensured that the goods were delivered in the right quantity and on time during this challenging period, all the while also ensuring their compliance with the European regulations.

SOURCING & SUPPLIERS MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Pharmaceutical & medical suppliers’ pre-selection & introduction
Coordination & communication with the selected suppliers
Follow-up with factories for products’ ready-date in accordance with received orders

QUALITY CONTROL & REGULATIONS

Export feasibility
Product compliance check for pharmaceutical & medical products, including surgical masks
Receive, record and send the samples for lab testing
Follow-up on sample testing
Quality control

WAREHOUSING & ORDER MANAGEMENT

Bonded and non-bonded warehousing
Storage
Order preparation
Orders follow-up
Packing list issuance

LOGISTICS & EXPORTING

Shipping coordination and shipping memo issuance
Dispatch orders in accordance with the destination
Shipment consolidation
Provide shipping documents to consignee
Transportation & shipment tracking

WHAT THEY ACHIEVED WITH ASI SOLUTIONS

Thanks to ASI Solutions efficiency, reactivity and dedication, IDC-Pharma enjoyed smooth import of large quantities of medical goods and products even during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic when they were in high-demand, scarce, and while other companies were facing supply chain disruptions.

EXAMPLES OF PRODUCTS HANDLED BY ASI SOLUTIONS

INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS COMPLIANT FACE MASKS

FFP2

FFP2 Masks

3ply mask

3-Ply Masks

KN95

KN95 Masks

NIOSH mask

N95 Masks

MASKS MANUFACTURING MACHINES (FFP2, 3-pLY, kn95, n95)

Mask manufacturing machine
Mask manufacturing machine
Mask manufacturing machine

RESPIRATORY EQUIPMENTS (ce and iso-norm compliant non-invasive & portable respirators)

Respiratory Equipment
Respiratory Equipment
Respiratory Equipment

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE GEARS (DISPOSABLE FULL-BODY SUITS, GLOVES, ETC.)

Protective Gears

ENSURING SMOOTH LOGISTICS FLOWS FROM CHINA WITH TAKUMA

ASI Solutions has been accompanying Takuma in handling their logistics flow from China to their final destination, ensuring smooth order fulfillment no matter the destination.

THE PROJECT

Created in 1938, Takuma is a French-Asian manufacturer of hydrofoil surfboards for kiting & sufing similar to Lift Foils. New technologies and innovationare at the core of their products. ASI Solutions has been assisting Takuma in handling their operations in China and ensure smooth deliveries to their final customers.

THE SOLUTIONS WE PROVIDED

ASI Solutions started collaborating with Takuma to handle their logistics and supply chain operations in Asia, including suppliers management, warehousing management, logistics handling and exporting of these technological, high-end boards and board parts. Thanks to ASI Solutions, Takuma enjoys reactive and smooth operations throughout their supply chain, and ensure their final customers’ satisfaction no matter the destination!

SUPPLIER MANAGEMENT

Coordination & communication with suppliers
Quality control inspections
Follow-up with factories for products’ ready date in accordance with received orders

WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT

Bonded and non-bonded warehousing
Storage
Order preparation
Order follow-up
Packing list issuance

LOGISTICS & EXPORTING

Shipping coordination
Shipping memo issuance
Dispatch orders inaccordance with the destination
Shipment consolidation
Provide shipping documents to consignee
Transportation
Shipment tracking

WHAT THEY ACHIEVED WITH ASI SOLUTIONS

Thanks to ASI Solutions, Takuma’s operations in China run smoothly all around the world, ensuring maximum client satisfaction!

EXAMPLES OF PRODUCTS HANDLED BY ASI SOLUTIONS

ASI Solutions sourcing and trading solutions case study Takuma Efoil boards
ASI Solutions case study picture for sourcing & trading solutions, case study of Auchan to whom ASI Solutions managed their logistics and financial flows in China

MANAGING LOGISTICS & FINANCIAL FLOWS IN CHINA WITH AUCHAN

ASI Solutions accompanied Auchan in managing their Chinese supply chain and financial flows, simplifying their operations and the latter's management for increased efficiency.

THE PROJECT

Created in 1961, Auchan is a French multinational retail group. Among other fast moving consumer goods, the company offers clothes, groceries, health, beauty, household and furniture products, electronics, stationery, and baggage items. Starting 2016, Auchan collaborated with ASI Solutions for handling its kids textile operations in China as they were developing this product segment in the country.

THE SOLUTIONS WE PROVIDED

ASI Solutions partnered with Auchan to revolutionize their operations in China, focusing on streamlining their domestic logistics and financial workflows across diverse suppliers and point of sales. Our team devised a comprehensive solution, consolidating various services under a single point of contact for Auchan on the supplier side. By unifying the financial flow, ASI Solutions enabled Auchan to efficiently manage their transactions with ease. The ultimate aim was to simplify the intricate processes involved in purchasing from different suppliers in China and distributing to multiple stores, resulting in a highly efficient and streamlined system. ASI Solutions’ expert intervention allowed Auchan to optimize their logistics and financial operations, leading to enhanced productivity and significant time and cost savings.

SUPPLIER MANAGEMENT

Provide range of goods from suppliers
Negotiation with suppliers
Production follow-up
Ensure plannings are respected
Product testing & compliance
Washing label & hangtag check for conformity
Buying products from suppliers

LOGISTICS

Consolidation
Order pick-up
Transport
Delivery to stores
Tracking & tracing of the shipments
Return of out of seasons goods

WAREHOUSING

Inventory & storage managementu
Picking, packing & assembling of the products according to the purchasing order
Goods inbound & outbound managementu
Random QC for inbound goods
Bagging & boxing as per instructionu
Washing & repackaging

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Pay in and pay out management for both suppliers and stores, i.e., is the unique point of contact for the suppliers and the stores
Red invoice application
Tax declaration
KPI & performance reporting

WHAT THEY ACHIEVED WITH ASI SOLUTIONS

Thanks to ASI Solutions, Auchan’s operations were streamlined and simplified all throughout their supply chain, their costs were controled, and they avoided having to handle heavy administrative, documentation and financial processes.

EXAMPLES OF PRODUCTS HANDLED BY ASI SOLUTIONS

ASI Solutions case study picture for sourcing & trading solutions, case study of Auchan to whom ASI Solutions managed their logistics and financial flows in China

MANAGING LOGISTICS & FINANCIAL FLOWS IN CHINA WITH CARREFOUR

ASI Solutions accompanied Carrefour in managing their Chinese supply chain and financial flows, simplifying their operations and the latter's management for increased efficiency.

THE PROJECT

Founded in 1982, Carrefour is a French multinational retail and wholesaling corporation. Its TEX brand provides houselhold linens, baby and toddler clothing and accessories as well as adult clothing for men and women. In 2016, Carrefour collaborated with ASI Solutions for handling its brand TEX’s operations in China as they were developing their textile offer in the country.

THE SOLUTIONS WE PROVIDED

ASI Solutions partnered with Carrefour’s TEX brand to revolutionize their operations in China, focusing on streamlining their domestic logistics and financial workflows across diverse suppliers and point of sales. Our team devised a comprehensive solution, consolidating various services under a single point of contact for Carrefour on the supplier side. By unifying the financial flow, ASI Solutions enabled Carrefour to efficiently manage their transactions with ease. The ultimate aim was to simplify the intricate processes involved in purchasing from different suppliers in China and distributing to multiple stores, resulting in a highly efficient and streamlined system. ASI Solutions’ expert intervention allowed Carrefour to optimize their logistics and financial operations, leading to enhanced productivity and significant time and cost savings.

SUPPLIER MANAGEMENT

Provide range of goods from suppliers
Negotiation with suppliers
Production follow-up for two seasons per years
Ensure plannings are respected
Product testing & compliance
Washing label & hangtag check for conformity
Buying products from suppliers

LOGISTICS

Consolidation
Order pick-up
Transport
Delivery to stores
Tracking & tracing of the shipments
Return of out of seasons goods

WAREHOUSING

Inventory & storage management
Picking, packing & assembling of the products according to the purchasing order
Goods inbound & outbound management
Random QC for inbound goods
Bagging & boxing as per instruction
Washing & repackaging

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Pay in and pay out management for both suppliers and stores, i.e., is the unique point of contact for the suppliers and the stores
Red invoice application
Tax declaration
KPI & performance reporting

WHAT THEY ACHIEVED WITH ASI SOLUTIONS

Thanks to ASI Solutions, Carrefour’s operations were streamlined and simplified all throughout their supply chain, their costs were controled, and they avoided having to handle heavy administrative, documentation and financial processes.

EXAMPLES OF PRODUCTS HANDLED BY ASI SOLUTIONS