41 episodes

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

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

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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

    Learn more effective ways to inspect than AQL....You can’t inspect the quality into a product |Ep.40

    Learn more effective ways to inspect than AQL....You can’t inspect the quality into a product |Ep.40

    This episode is packed with helpful advice on getting to the bottom of product quality, understanding AQL standards, and how to communicate your expectations to your suppliers effectively.

    I am interviewing an expert on China quality control, and it is a great honor to get access to someone with this much experience.

    Dr. John Higgins has a doctorate in electrical engineering, and he's been a mentor and advisor to me for the last 25 years on a number of projects. If anybody in this world, is the most experienced quality control, it's definitely Dr. John Higgins and our black belt expert in six sigma and lean systems. In this episode we will touch upon:


    VOC - Voice of the customer drives everything in quality and business decisions.
    More effective ways to inspect than AQL
    Reliability is time to failure, which is overlooked and very important
    You can’t inspect the quality into a product.
    Factories should self inspect, so knowing their inspection procedure is critical.
    Suppliers should not move the burden onto inspection companies; it’s their job.

    Need help sourcing products or developing products in China?  ☎️  Schedule your FREE Call! 

    👋  Visit us at www.GlobalTQM.com

    📧  Email us at support@globaltqm.com

    Have a great day!

    Kind regards,

    David

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    ➣ Spotify Podcast | https://go.globaltqm.com/Spotify-GTQM-Podcast

    📘 Just starting out in e-commerce? Download our FREE guide.

    Want to know more about our comprehensive China Sourcing services? Visit our website.

    Need advice on a China Sourcing problem or recommendations on which services you need? Schedule a FREE call.

    Want to fast-track your success with coaching or mentoring from a China Sourcing expert? Book your session today. 

    See David featured in...

    ➤ USA TODAY Featured with Mark Cuban, billionaire, owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, and Shark on “Shark Tank” and Barbara Corcoran, founde/

    • 38 min
    China’s power crises and how it affects sourcing in China! |Ep.39

    China’s power crises and how it affects sourcing in China! |Ep.39

    Learn more about China’s power crises and how it affects sourcing in China!

    Hey guys, today is a real treat!

    I am interviewing an expert on China sourcing, and it is a great honor to get access to someone with this much experience in China because the big brands usually hide these guys in the background.

    Chris has worked with every major brand. To name a few; Blendtec, Honeywell, Breville, Cuisinart, John Deere, Medtronic, Binske, Garmin, Storm Kimonos, Addidas, and so many more.

    Today we will be discussing with him a range of topics;


    What are the current challenges of China’s power problems?
    Where and why are companies moving manufacturing out of China?
    Is China still the best place to source for small businesses and small purchasing volume.
    What product categories are the best sourced out of China?
    Can you save more in other countries?
    How and why should we move production from China?
    Is there a mass exodus from China manufacturing?
    Interesting anecdotes and tips from Chris on dealing with Chinese suppliers.

    I hope you enjoy the podcast! Remember to schedule your free call today with our team on the ground in China. You can discuss any sourcing issues or manufacturing needs in China, no matter how big or small.



    🎦  Watch it on Youtube. | https://youtu.be/rcXQcVS2Pq4



    Need help sourcing products or developing products in China?  ☎️  Schedule your FREE Call! 

    👋  Visit us at www.GlobalTQM.com

    📧  Email us at support@globaltqm.com



    Have a great day!

    Kind regards,

    David





    ➣ Apple Podcast | https://go.globaltqm.com/Apple-GTQM-Podcast

    ➣ Google Podcast | https://go.globaltqm.com/Google-GTQM-Podcast

    ➣ Spotify Podcast | https://go.globaltqm.com/Spotify-GTQM-Podcast



     📘 Just starting out in e-commerce? Download our FREE guide.



    Want to know more about our comprehensive China Sourcing services? Visit our website.



    Need advice on a China Sourcing problem or recommendations on which services you need? Schedule a FREE call.



    Want to fast-track your success with coaching or mentoring from a China Sourcing expert? Book your session today. 



    See David featured in...

    ➤ USA TODAY Featured with Mark Cuban, billionaire, owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, and Shark on “Shark Tank” and Barbara Corcoran, founde/

    • 21 min
    Learn all about China NNN agreements… Should you protect your product? | Ep.38

    Learn all about China NNN agreements… Should you protect your product? | Ep.38

    Learn all about China NNN agreements… Should you protect your product? | Ep.38
    In this episode, we will address the usefulness of an NNN agreement and cover in detail the good, bad, ugly, and realistic.

    We will discuss whether you are being responsible for your expectations and intentions behind the NNN agreement, down to the difference between an NNN agreement and an NDA agreement.

    In this episode we cover:


    How existing relationships can go bad
    The importance of speed of action
    Using WeChat effectively to nurture relationships with your suppliers
    How to get your customers on your side when things go south!



    🎦  Watch it on Youtube. | https://youtu.be/7FTKWHeS7Hk



    Need help sourcing products or developing products in China?  ☎️  Schedule your FREE Call! 



    👋  Visit us at www.GlobalTQM.com

     📧  Email us at support@globaltqm.com



    Cheers,

    David Hoffmann

    CEO, GlobalTQM



    ➣ Apple Podcast | https://go.globaltqm.com/Apple-GTQM-Podcast

    ➣ Google Podcast | https://go.globaltqm.com/Google-GTQM-Podcast

    ➣ Spotify Podcast | https://go.globaltqm.com/Spotify-GTQM-Podcast



     📘 Just starting out in e-commerce? Download our FREE guide.



    Want to know more about our comprehensive China Sourcing services? Visit our website.



    Need advice on a China Sourcing problem or recommendations on which services you need? Schedule a FREE call.



    Want to fast-track your success with coaching or mentoring from a China Sourcing expert? Book your session today. 



    See David featured in...

    ➤ USA TODAY Featured with Mark Cuban, billionaire, owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, and Shark on “Shark Tank” and Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group, podcast host of “Business Unusual,”

    ➤ Business Insiders David Hoffmann with Gary Vaynerchuk and other successful leaders on how to respond when employees royally mess up. 

    ➤  CNBC Made It, alongside titans like Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran and Serial Entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk

    • 38 min
    Even with my experience, my supplier duped me... | Ep.37

    Even with my experience, my supplier duped me... | Ep.37

    Even with my experience, my supplier duped me... [Podcast ep.037]
    This episode is packed with useful advice on getting to the bottom of production delays, using WeChat effectively to communicate with suppliers, and is a real story from the ground in China. We deal with problems, how they get resolved, and key takeaways.

    In this episode we cover;


    How existing relationships can go bad
    The importance of speed of action
    Using WeChat effectively to nurture relationships with your suppliers
    How to get your customers on your side when things go south!

    🎦  Watch it on Youtube. | https://youtu.be/69tPuqvaOc4

    Need help sourcing products or developing products in China? Schedule your FREE Call! 

    Visit us at www.GlobalTQM.com



    Cheers,

    David Hoffmann

    CEO, GlobalTQM





    ➣ Apple Podcast | https://go.globaltqm.com/Apple-GTQM-Podcast

    ➣ Google Podcast | https://go.globaltqm.com/Google-GTQM-Podcast

    ➣ Spotify Podcast | https://go.globaltqm.com/Spotify-GTQM-Podcast



    Just starting out in e-commerce? Download our FREE guide.

    Want to know more about our comprehensive China Sourcing services? Visit our website.

    Need advice on a China Sourcing problem or recommendations on which services you need? Schedule a FREE call.

    Want to fast-track your success with coaching or mentoring from a China Sourcing expert? Book your session today. 



    See David featured in...

    USA TODAY Featured with Mark Cuban, billionaire, owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, and Shark on “Shark Tank” and Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group, podcast host of “Business Unusual,”

    • 17 min
    How did he sell $3.5 million of products without any inventory ? | Ep.36

    How did he sell $3.5 million of products without any inventory ? | Ep.36

    The ultimate product research and validation.  

    I never thought it possible to sell without inventory.

    I was educated by a good friend of mine, Reid from braag.co. So naturally, I couldn’t wait to share this with you. 

    I highly recommend you listen/watch this episode for a number of reasons, as we get into; 

    ✅ Validating your efforts way before you commit! 

    ✅ Selling products before you commit to inventory. 

    ✅ What it takes for a successful campaign. 

    ✅ Exactly why you probably WANT TO FAIL in a campaign.

    ✅ Why have I completely changed my views on crowdfunding? 

    ✅ Who can run these campaigns?

    We even included a Youtube video so you can watch this here: https://youtu.be/qMQ-suzpvfg

    🚨 To know more about our exclusive webinar check out our website 🚨  

    https://bit.ly/3jy0tYt



    To learn more about Reid's projects, visit http://braag.co/.



    I hope you enjoy it!

    Let us know if you have any questions. 



    Need help sourcing products or developing products in China? Schedule your FREE Call! 



    Cheers,

    David Hoffmann

    CEO, GlobalTQM



    ➣ Apple Podcast | https://go.globaltqm.com/Apple-GTQM-Podcast

    ➣ Google Podcast | https://go.globaltqm.com/Google-GTQM-Podcast

    ➣ Spotify Podcast | https://go.globaltqm.com/Spotify-GTQM-Podcast

    Just starting out in e-commerce? Download our FREE guide.

    Want to know more about our comprehensive China Sourcing services? Visit our website.

    Need advice on a China Sourcing problem or recommendations on which services you need? Schedule a FREE call.

    Want to fast-track your success with coaching or mentoring from a China Sourcing expert? Book your session today. 

    See David featured in...

    USA TODAY Featured with Mark Cuban, billionaire, owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, and Shark on “Shark Tank” and Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group, podcast host of “Business Unusual,”





     

    • 24 min
    Why is my Supplier Slow in Getting Back to Me? |Ep.035

    Why is my Supplier Slow in Getting Back to Me? |Ep.035

    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 that!

    We even included a slideshow so you can watch this on YouTube. [click here to watch]

    This episode will also cover:


    How your supplier might be seeing this situation differently, and if your questions are making your suppliers doubt you?
    When is the right time to pull the plug on your suppliers?
    What can we do to help us and our suppliers understand each other better?

    You can also  watch it on YouTube here

    I hope you enjoy it!

    Let us know if you have any questions. 

    Need help sourcing products or developing products in China? Schedule your FREE Call! 

    Cheers,

    David Hoffmann

    CEO, GlobalTQM

    ➣ Apple Podcast | https://go.globaltqm.com/Apple-GTQM-Podcast

    ➣ Google Podcast | https://go.globaltqm.com/Google-GTQM-Podcast

    ➣ Spotify Podcast | https://go.globaltqm.com/Spotify-GTQM-Podcast

    Just starting out in e-commerce? Download our FREE guide.

    Want to know more about our comprehensive China Sourcing services? Visit our website.

    Need advice on a China Sourcing problem or recommendations on which services you need? Schedule a FREE call.

    Want to fast-track your success with coaching or mentoring from a China Sourcing expert? Book your session today. 

    See David featured in...

    USA TODAY Featured with Mark Cuban, billionaire, owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, and Shark on “Shark Tank” and Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group, podcast host of “Business Unusual,”

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

RazzleDazzleSHRKZ ,

Love the Enthusiasm!!

Love the Podcast David! Always providing excellent information for unique products and situations. Especially enjoyed the Chargemander!! As a lifelong Pokémon fanatic, I absolutely love this product. Thank you so much for sharing ;)

KSDH8605 ,

China Sourcing

I have been manufacturing and sourcing in China for 3 years. David is spot on.

Mel Bruckman ,

A must for doing business in China!

This is an incredible app for anyone doing business in China. David not only guides you through best business practices but also cultural info that’s proven invaluable. Finally, a podcast from someone with years of experience doing business in China. Thank you David!

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