Boutique sourcing company in ho chi minh city
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Our Sourcing Strengths

Apparel

Furniture

Bags

Plastics

Metals

Leather

Cookware

Plush

Our Services

Factory introductions

We will identify as many factories who match your requirements as you need.
We will provide you with a standard profile of the factories with all the necessary contact details so that you can communicate directly with them.
Cost is 100$ per factory introduction
Cost will be zero if/when you use SEDITEX for inspections.

Factory visits

We are happy to arrange for you to visit the factories and escort you during the visits for guidance and translation.
Cost 250$ per factory excluding airline/taxi/lodging costs. If travel is required we will give you an estimation beforehand.

Costing

We will work with the factory to get the most competitive prices based on your specifications.
We will not involve you in the whole process but it will be transparent.
You will then deal directly with the supplier when you do the final order negotiation/confirmation.
We will require a target price to allow us to yield better results.
Cost 100$ total per item per supplier if with target price.
Cost 200$ total per item per supper if no target price.
Cost will be reduced 50% if/when you use SEDITEX for inspections.
We strive to be the best sourcing company in Vietnam

Merchandising

We can manage sampling, approvals, production planning, shipping documentation and more.
We believe you can perform this more effectively by yourself, but we can provide this service if you wish.
Cost is negotiable and depends on specific requirements. Contact us to discuss further.
We aspire to be the best sourcing company in Vietnam

Factory assessments

We perform audit visits to the factories to evaluate the level of social & environmental compliance. We produce a comprehensive report with pictures aa well as a CAP (corrective action plan). Cost 750$ per man-day + transport.

We perform compliance assessments of the factory you choose to evaluate the level of social & environmental compliance. We produce a comprehensive report with pictures as well as a CAP (corrective action plan).

Cost 750$ per man-day + transport.

We want to be the best sourcing company in Vietnam

Consulting for factories

We provide guidance to factories to improve quality, productivity, social and environmental compliance.
Cost 750$ per man-day plus transport costs.

Consulting for investors

We give legal, logistical and business advice for investors who want to setup a factory or buying office or conduct any other activities in South East Asia. Cost will be negotiated based on your requirements.

Hosting

Are you looking for an interim solution to test the waters before committing to opening an office in Vietnam? Or, do you want to setup your team in an active environment with access to an existing network without the hassle of finding a place to rent?

Cost is 250$ for the first desk, 150$ for any additional desks. Desks will be in a shared or private space.

Price includes basic office facilities: utilities, air conditioning, shared meeting room, shared kitchen, security, parking for staff, basic furniture.

Staff search

We will help you find a qualified staff to work for you in Vietnam. We charge 750$ per position. This amount includes a 1 month ad in VIETNAMWORKS website, filtering of CV's, 1st interviews with reports, and coordination of 2nd interview with you on Skype.

Quality control inspections

We have a team of experienced QA and QC.
Depending on the reliability of the factory we recommend adapted inspection processes.
Typically we recommend a 3-step process:

A. Pre-production meeting: when the production green light is given and all components are in the factory, before starting cutting, we will meet with the factory key players (management, departments leaders and factory QC).
We will check if components in house are conform; we check if all technical information is unambiguous and clearly understood (if not we take necessary steps to clarify), we do a risk assessment where we identify the manufacturing operations that are likely to cause quality concerns and we take preventive measures with the factory to control these operations; and we check the production plan to ensure the due shipment date can be met.

B. In-line inspection:
Depending on order size and inspection results we perform one or more inspections when the production is ongoing.
Ideally we perform the 1st inline when the first pieces are completed. We will scrutinize the first finished goods as well as each manufacturing operation.
We also audit the factory internal QC process.
We make sure the supplier take corrective action when flaws are found to avoid recurring defects.
If the quality is not satisfactory, we will return day after day till we are satisfied, but this extra cost should be supported by the factory.
Depending on order size and risk we will perform additional inline insuections when 25% and/or 50% of the order is completed.

C. Final inspection (or pre-final in case another independent inspection is carried out):
When all goods are packed and ready for shipment we perform a random AQL inspection to assess the actual quality level of the goods.

All inspections findings are reported in English with pictures either in a format you supply or in our standard comprehensive format.

Cost: based on man-day with decreasing fees when increasing the frequency.
250$ per man-day for occasional inspections; 200$ per man-day if we perform on average 8 inspections per month
150$ per man-day if we perform over 12 inspections per month.

Once we reach over 12 inspections per month we can switch over to a fixed price per piece covering all inspections from pp-meeting to final.

NOTE: if the factory is very remote we might need to add transport costs. But we will inform you about this when introducing the factory.

We aim to be the best sourcing company in Vietnam

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Testimonials

Why is Vietnam Price Higher than China

This is the question our clients ask us a lot. Our clients get their first costing from Vietnamese factories and they are surprised. “I thought Vietnam was the next rising star! Wages in Vietnam are lower than China. How come the Vietnam price is 1.5x greater than my China price? There are three reasons: supply and demand, production experience and fabric cost.

My name is Chris, I am an American living in Vietnam for 10 years working for a sewing factory as the marketing manager. Every year more and more sourcing managers are contacting me and they all say the same thing. China is not working for us anymore; we need to find new factories in Vietnam.

I joined Seditex and I am getting even more insight thanks to my boss Frank Vossen who has 30 years of experience working with factories all over South East Asia. Seditex’s primary business is offering quality control services. Frank’s clients ask him for help locating factories so he does sourcing on the side with the help of Prem, Cedric and a team of Vietnamese merchandisers. Every week we have heavy hitters in our office asking us for advice, sharing their experience in China and asking us, “why is the Vietnam manufacturing price more than my China price?”

The initial price quote they get from Vietnamese factories are higher than their China price. “Why?” they ask. “Minimum wage in Vietnam is $US 170/month. China’s minimum wage is $US 325 / month. How can the Vietnam price be more expensive than the China price?” There are three main reasons: supply and demand, production experience and fabric costs.

There is a greater supply of orders running out of China than there are factories in Vietnam with experience and available capacity. Vietnam is small compared to China. In 2017 China produced X$ worth of garments. Vietnam only produced X$ worth of garments. China has 10 million people working in the garment production business. Vietnam only has 2.6 million. Vietnam is opening new factories every month but will never be able to absorb all the orders running out of China due to the relative size of both countries.

The supply and demand imbalance means that Vietnamese factories are not motivated to offer high quality at low prices. Why should they go the extra mile to offer a price cheaper than China when they have enough customers willing to pay their price?

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SALES CONTACT

Email:
chris@seditexvn.com

Skype ID:
chris36walker

Mailing Address:
Hoang Anh Gia Lai Apartments
Block A Apt. 01-03
37 Nguyen Van Huong
Thao Dien, Quan 2, Ho Chi Minh 700000
Phone: 01223684751
Attention: Chris Walker