The skill levels of the Chinese workers are some of the best in the world.
—Steve Leveen, Levenger CEO
Assuming you meet the requirements of going to Asia discussed in Chapter 5, “Why Outsource?,” one of the first decisions to make in selecting a company is to determine what kind of help you need. The most typical need, and one that can justify going halfway around the world, is to tap into the expertise of a manufacturer that builds products like yours. That provides a whole series of advantages:
Faster time to market
The knowledge and equipment to build and test products like yours