Outsourcing manufacturing overseas typically saves companies labor costs.

But doing so requires a lot of research and being smart and strategic about what country and factory to do business with.

Vetting prospective manufacturers to make sure that they can make the product at the quality level you have in mind can be a painstaking process.

So can the back-and-forth with a manufacturer to make sure that the final product meets all of your expectations.

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Steven Feinberg

Consultant Steven Feinberg
San Francisco, CA
  • English

About Steven

  • 20-plus years servicing clients in need of outsourced manufacturing worldwide, including from China, Taiwan, South Korea, Poland, Israel and the U.S.
  • Past Chairman of the Electronic Retailing Association and board member of the Europe Electronic Retailing Association.

Experience

CEO • SF Global Sourcing
Apr, 2011 — Jan, 2016
  • SFGS provides sourcing for product kit configuration, manufacturing and assembly for media replication, printing, packaging, fitness, electronics, novelties, and promotional materials.
  • SFGS's clients manufacture product less expensively and closer to their final distribution locations.
  • Specialists in China sourcing.
President • SF Video, Inc.
May, 1990 — Jan, 2016
  • SF Video Inc. provides large-volume CD/DVD replication, printing, packaging, sourcing, manufacturing, kitting and assembling.
  • Manufacturing done in Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Dongguan, Shanghai, Taiwan, South Korea, Poland, and Israel

Education

University of California, Santa Barbara
B.A., Business Economics, Accounting, 1987

Boards

  • Chairman, Board of Directors, Electronic Retailing Association, 2011-12
  • Treasurer, Electronic Retailing Association, 2009-10
  • Board Member, Europe Electronic Retailing Association, 2010-11

Publications

  • "Finding the Right China Sourcing Partner is Complicated Business",
    Electronic Retailer, August 2012
  • "Create the Complete Package", Electronic Retailer, February 2012
  • "An Invitation to Shape Your Industry's Future", Electronic Retailer, September 2011
  • "Choose Your Team Wisely to Avoid Partners in Crime", Electronic Retailer, July 2011
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