The most important question for a startup entrepreneur is “How do you find a manufacturer to make your product? “
A manufacturing is the use of machines, tools and labor to produce goods for use or sale. Finding and/or selecting the right manufacture partner is going to save you a tremendous of amount of time and headaches.
Taken from: (http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/223777)
Visiting a factory enables you to meet your prospective business partners and gauge the quality of their facilities and breadth of their services. Ask about the size of the quality-control and engineering staffs. Find out whether tools are built on-site. Take note of organization and cleanliness.
“These are the things you want to understand about the company,” Udall says. “As a startup, you have to be able to leverage other people’s competencies and resources as much as possible.”
Lastly, be sure to provide proper documentation for your product–a meticulous accounting of its size, shape, weight, taste, color, smell and any other qualities the factory needs to know to manufacture it precisely as you intended. “Good documentation,” Udall says, “is the key to good communication.”