By now purchasing has become a strategic success factor. Through intelligent sourcing, business companies can ensure essential advantages in competition, because the main focus should not only be on the cheapest wholesale price. In consideration of sourcing in Asia there are a number of crucial points that need to be respected for being successful.

Beside the criteria of the price there are many other relevant points as reliability of the potential supplier, time of delivery, flexibility and innovation power. The supplier can be decisive for the own competitive capability, if he is able to show the above mentioned quality characteristics.