Strategic Sourcing

We take the heat,
you make the gains

What if you could easily manage one source while having access to a global network and wide range of manufacturing capabilities? 

At Linkeight when you partner with us through contract manufacturing, we make global sourcing as easy as buying local. And if you are concerned about complex money transfer situations, rest easy – we do business in your home currency. 


Small Batch & Mass Manufacturing

Custom solutions to match your every need with clear pricing from our supplier network.

Factory Selection & Vetting

Reliable manufacturing partners to ensure the highest quality at the best price.

IP Protection

We work with vetted partners to protect your IP at every stage of the process.

What is

Strategic Sourcing?

Strategic sourcing is our tried and tested process of developing supply channels at the lowest total cost, not just the lowest purchase price. It expands on traditional purchasing activities to embrace all activities within the procurement cycle, from specification to receipt and payment of goods and services.

From Aotearoa to the world through Strategic Sourcing

Using the latest technologies and production services we focus on bringing total costs down while successfully managing the risks that come with global manufacturing.

The Linkeight story began in 2009 and was built on over 40 years of manufacturing experience throughout China and around the world. Our team today also brings 25 years of experience on the ground in China.

We specialise in countering the risks you face with the legal, cultural and logistical complications that inevitably arise, causing businesses to stumble.

We are here to make sure companies like yours are not put at risk or have to go through months of recovery when a manufacturing or sourcing decision with China is unsuccessful.

Our team is supported by networks of quality-assessed factories and specialists. These relationships and our knowledge base give us and our clients the edge. 

He aha te mea nui o te ao

He tangata, he tangata, he tangata

What is the most important thing in the world?

It is the people, it is the people, it is the people

Maori proverb

From Process comes Profit

Collaboration and communication are vital to successful production in China. We spend the time with you upfront to clearly understand your product needs. For contract manufacturing, this is a critical part of our process and allows us to use end-to-end process management to monitor the production process in detail through effective quality controls.


Contract Manufacturing Strategic Sourcing


When trading with China, we engage eight core services at various points throughout our process.

  1. Factory selection and auditing
  2. Pricing assessment and negotiation
  3. Quality assurance processes
  4. End-to-end project management
  5. Communication and translation services
  6. Management of legal and fiscal activity
  7. Cultural and international relations
  8. Logistics and delivery

You Hold the Remote

We give our customers full control over the production of their products with a four step approval process.

  1. Acceptance of proposal and contract engagement
  2. Sample or pilot sample approved
  3. Pre-production run
  4. Approval to manufacture or re-order

Eyes on the Ball

To identify problems or risks early we have a four-step approval process. This process is customised for intensive production monitoring, meaning surprise delays, cost overruns or miscommunications are a thing of the past.

Factory Fit

We have a New Zealand engineer assess all production processes and control systems for each factory. This means we carefully review factory abilities and management systems, production processes and policies, quality control systems, record keeping and social compliance, so that you don’t have to.

Step by Step Checks

Our regular factory visits help us make sure designs are running to plan. We assure quality through pre-production, first article, in-process and final product inspections.

Good to Go

Prior to shipment, packaging needs are checked and sample products are inspected.

Ready to go global?

Let’s Talk

With offices in New Zealand and Shanghai, we are in the unique position of always having someone on the ground in both centres to give you faster, more accurate information and engagement.

Keep in the loop

Receive the Insiders Guide to Selecting a Strategic Supply Partner, along with several case studies of how Linkeight has increased competitiveness.