Hello, I am new to the forum so if this is already discussed somewhere else please point me in the right direction. My situation is that I am developing a quality management system for a California based hand tool company. The vast majority of the products are manufactured in China. We currently employ 2 people who work in China to visit each vendor regularly to perform product acceptance inspections. Having the 2 people in China has gone a long way to improve the product quality. They currently spend a lot of time traveling to and from each vendor with calibrated measurement equipment and aren't able to perform a very thorough inspection on every product prior to kitting the final product. The inspection plans and subsequent processes are still being developed but will require more in depth product inspection than what is currently being performed. My question is how do companies typically handle quality inspections in a foreign country? My initial thoughts were to setup an inspection/warehouse office in China that they can work from instead of traveling to and from each vendor for inspections. This seems like the most logical step to me but I am not familiar with what it would take to setup an office in China so I was hoping to hear what other companies do in similar situations.