Watch out for unscrupulous suppliers during this sensitive time!

We at Helmsman quality technology services Company have received a large amount of requests from buyers during this time that have been cheated or misled by unscrupulous people posing as suppliers for medical equipment. We are contacted daily regarding supplier verification.

A word of warning. Make sure to research suppliers before paying a deposit or following through with purchasing goods at this time.

HQTS are doing their part during the Global COVID-19 Pandemic

As the world fights against the COVID-19 pandemic, we at HQTS are ready to support our community of clients and suppliers.

The coronavirus has caused supply chain disruptions all around the world. There is a lot of uncertainty around product sourcing, production, delivery, and other essential services. There is also a lack of essential goods, such as surgical masks, hand sanitizers etc.

During these difficult times, HQTS continues to support global supply chains as much as possible. We are helping our clients and suppliers to source essential products such as medical masks, disinfectants, and other necessary supplies during this time.

Essential Goods

Due to the global shortage of and demand for essential goods relating to the coronavirus outbreak, many on the frontlines of the response require face masks, latex gloves, disinfection and other protective gear.

We want to help you to ensure the safety of your personnel and customers. We can aid you in sourcing these essential goods through our suppliers in China and Southeast Asia. We are continually updating information on the availability of both products and suppliers.

Urgent: Medical Mask Suppliers

Hospitals around the world urgently need protective gear, particularly surgical masks. According to the World Health Organization, there is a need for 89 million medical masks each month, 76 million examination gloves, and 1.6 million goggles.

For companies to smoothly continue production and delivery of goods to end users, face masks are also in high demand. There is currently a global shortage of basic medical supplies as production stalled in China and people panic purchased surgical masks and other supplies for their personal protection. But now the situation in China has changed and factories are returning back to a productive state.

HQTS works with a number of qualified and recommended suppliers in Southeast Asia and China, we are actively looking to ensure that Companies and medical masks suppliers stay connected. If you are struggling to find surgical masks or other coronavirus protective gear, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 Product Sourcing

Besides the need for essential goods, there are many disruptions in global supply chains. Government policies are changing every day, and production levels can vary unpredictably.

According to Resilinc, the ‘world’s largest 1,000 companies’ and their suppliers own more than 12,000 factories in coronavirus quarantine-affected areas. This data is comes from March 5, 2020, which means more areas have been affected to date.

Whether you need help in product sourcing for essential protection goods listed above, or simply need to source products for your regular activities, HQTS can help. We have a worldwide network of suppliers and will do our best to try and match your needs with suppliers, who are already qualified by us.

Vendor Sourcing

Earlier this year, we saw companies looking to diversify their vendor sourcing by looking at India and Vietnam. As things return to normal in China, we expect product sourcing to increase once again. Meanwhile, there is a high level of insecurity elsewhere, as the COVID-19 pandemic rages across the world.

Our goal is to help you to ensure a varied portfolio of vendors who can provide safe and high-quality products. As policies change every day, we expect supplier sourcing to become more and more complicated. Our responsibility is to try and smooth out the process for our customers, and particularly for global end-users.

Some ways to make your supply chain more resilient including, sourcing from more than one supplier, or working with an experiences supply chain company who are able to ensuring suppliers for you.

Ensuring Quality

Despite the uncertainty, there is one thing that we can promise – we will ensure quality. Our mission is to be the most trusted quality control provider in the world. And we will continue to be true to this mission during these difficult times.

At HQTS, this means ensuring the quality of all products that we review – particularly protective gear that is preventing the spread of the virus. Today, no company can just do their job. We are all part of society, and we must take on social responsibility.

About HQTS

With over 25 years of experience in quality assurance, HQTS is ready to help your business build strong and meaningful supplier relationships across Asia. Our many service locations are ready to be your one-stop shop for your inspection needs, including factory audits, production monitoring, pre-shipment and sorting inspections, and everything in between. This will allow you to know exactly what’s happening on the ground and keep close tabs on your suppliers. Contact us today to find out how we can help you navigate current quality control challenges in footwear industry.