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Hi, my name is Chris. I work with a team of sourcing experts based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. We are a sourcing company in Vietnam with a very friendly style of working. We would like to be part of your story and get you settled into Vietnam. Tell us what you want to manufacture and we will tell you who can make it in Vietnam. We are not agents. You pay us a-la-carte step-by-step. We have a menu of services you can choose from depending on your needs. First step is to talk face to face on either Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp, Viber or WeChat. Learn more about our team below, study our services and pricing and let's schedule an appointment to talk!
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Meet our Stellar Sourcing Company in Vietnam Team

Chris Walker

Marketing wizard

Chris Walker helps start ups in Vietnam
My name is Chris and I am an American living in Vietnam. I grew up in Germany, worked on a Submarine and landed in Vietnam to learn about manufacturing to serve brands around the world wanting to produce in Vietnam.

I moved to Vietnam in 2008 to settle down and learn business from the point of view of manufacturing. All my life was spent in consuming countries so I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered how things were made and started helping others who wanted to produce their products in Vietnam. I started working in an apparel factory which is my strength and why I wrote a book called Guide to Producing Garments in Vietnam under my brand Vietnam Insider.

I am usually the first point of contact for our sourcing company in Vietnam. I will listen to your story and prepare a brief for Frank who will be your second point of contact. Schedule an appointment to meet with me online!

Frank Vossen

Sourcing guru

Expert consultant in south east asia
Frank's childhood took him to Morocco, Congo, Chile and Belgium. After taking a quality control course in Switzerland at the age of 17 his first assignment was to oversee inspections at a textile mill in Pakistan. That is how his career in textile manufacturing got started. He has worked in India, Bangladesh, Singapore and finally settled in Vietnam where he has been building his quality control and sourcing business for 20 years. In addition to textile manufacturing he has set up factories for sewing, diamond polishing and fabric washing. He also owns a restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City.

In his spare time he likes to play strategy games with his two sons, scuba dive and practice martial arts. He speaks English, French, Dutch, German, Spanish, Italian and a bit of Hindi and Vietnamese.

His role in our sourcing company in Vietnam is owner, manager and consultant. Newcomers to South East Asia seek him out to share their objectives and get advice from Frank; Frank loves to share his knowledge and help people grow their businesses.

Prem Kumar

Sourcing magician

Produce absorbant mats in vietnam
Prem offers you his experience from India, Middle East and Vietnam. His family has been in the garment industry for three generations. His background is in accounting, fashion design, merchandising and quality control.

He started his career as a pattern maker and then moved to quality control, production and merchandising. He worked in Jordan for ten years managing production for Denims and then a golf apparel line. He was promoted to country manager in Vietnam for the golf brand to manage the sourcing, merchandising and production.

He joined our sourcing company in Vietnam in 2016 in the role of sourcing expert. Including the apparel industry he is also well connected in industries like plastic, wood, home furnishing, back packs, oil absorbent pads , automotive filtration and non-wovens. 

Prem loves working with clients to compare manufacturing costs across the different countries to make sure Vietnam is the right solution. He is very detailed oriented like a good accountant but focused on product materials, construction and packaging.

Cedric Villard

Factory magnet

Cedric knows plastic injection molding factories
Cedric grew up in France. After his scientific and business studies he worked for a consulting company in Paris before he entered the garment and manufacturing business. His first garment related job was in Bangladesh where he spent 2.5 years sourcing and doing quality control for a French fashion lifestyle brand. Then he spent 2 years in China sourcing plastic injection products, plush toys, furniture, silverware and backpacks.

He joined our sourcing company in Vietnam in 2016 and has been managing one of our biggest clients, Auchan. He has helped Auchan find factories and adapt their process in Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam. He spends most of his time on the road finding new factories. He listens to your needs and then gives you as many options possible to meet your needs.

Tiffany Nguyen

Amazing multi-tasker

Tiffany knows shoe factories.
Tiffany was born in 1991 in Ho Chi Minh city and knows it like the back of her hand. Whatever you need in the city is just a phone call away. She enjoyed math and English in High School, consequently she is cool headed and logical and communicates clearly in English.

She started working for our sourcing company in Vietnam in Jan 2015. Seditex offers hosting and Tiffany is the office manager that assists all the people working in the office that are guests. She also coordinates inspections and supports sourcing activities. She specializes in shoes, uniform and household goods.

Tuyet Vo

Expert Google searcher

Tuyet knows back pack factories
Tuyet is a sourcing assistant. She communicates with factories to fill in factory profiles. She google searches in Vietnamese to find the factories whose websites are not translated into English yet. She visits factories to do assessments and get samples. Shei is our sourcing company in Vietnam rising star.

Tram Le

Stock and leather bag aficionada

Tram has her own leather bag brand
Tram is our sourcing company in Vietnam resident expert in stock lots and leather bags. She is from HCM city and speaks French and English. She loves the fast pace of HCMC since it hosts sources of textile, in-outdoor decoration and raw material.

Her first job lead her to fashion as sourcing manager for a french underwear brand. She worked closely with the designer for prototyping and raw material development.

After that she recognized rich resources and skill level of Vietnamese factory workers. She became more confident in sourcing production, so, she started buying finished garment products from a chain of supermarkets in Vietnam. Working on our sourcing company in Vietnam is a great opportunity for her to work across more categories and serve larger markets thanks to our our sourcing company in Vietnam international connections.

Thuy

QC co-ordinating master mind

Thuy executes quality control in south east asia
Thuy is our quality control co-ordinator. She manages 30 quality control staff across Cambodia, Myanmar, China and Madagascar.
Our Services
Sourcing (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.
We strive to be the best sourcing company in Vietnam
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.
We strive to be the best sourcing company in Vietnam
Costing (Price Quote)
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
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
Compliance 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 to Factories
We provide guidance to factories to improve quality, productivity, social and environmental compliance.
Cost 750$ per man-day plus transport costs.
Consulting to 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.
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.
Rent a desk in our office
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.
Sign work contract with your staff
If you hire a staff in Vietnam then you should sign a formal work contract with them and follow the labour laws. We can offer you the service where your staff signs a work contract with us and we take care of them.

We charge 150$ per month admin fees for the first dedicated employee.

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Email:
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Skype ID:
chris36walker

Mailing Address:
Hoang Anh Gia Lai Riverside
Block A Apt. 01-03
37 Nguyen Van Huong
Thao Dien, Quan 2, Ho Chi Minh 700000
Phone: 0084 (0)1223684751
Attention: Chris Walker

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