American Boots On The Ground Outside China

As we help more and more companies move their sourcing outside of China, one thing we have to do is keep close tabs on projects going on in our partner foundries in Thailand, India and elsewhere.

At the most basic level, it's about finding good people to work with, a safe environment and the capabilities - and attitude needed to get the job done right, every time, and to be willing to fix it when they don't.

Beyond that, we audit anything from testing and calibration, to what equipment is available in what process usage, to supplier supply chain and on and on.

The key thing, though, is that we can help ensure your product isn't shipped until it's right, cutting down timelines and costs and smoothing out the transition as you're moving out your sourcing from China.

Interested? email us at or call +1-832-919-6774 and let's see what we can do.

Foundry Inspection, First Articles, Independent Testing & More

We'll be your American eyes on production & testing outside China.

Can they get it right? Will they get it right? Did they get it right? Are they even real?

These are not questions you want dangling when you're moving thousands, or millions of dollars of your supply chain out of China and into Thailand, India and other LCC sourcing markets. That's okay, from PPI, DPI, PSI to drop-ins, contractual & legal enforcement support and beyond, we can make sure you don't waste time or money.

Thank you - a MOTOA team member from the US or Asia will review and be in touch soon!
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From Drop-Ins To Long-Term Coating Tests To Legal Assistance

What are some sourcing support services we offer?

The answer is heavily dependent upon you, your needs and where you're at, both geographically and in terms of your timeline. To cut to the chase, email us at or call +1-832-919-6774 to discuss your specific needs - or click / tap around below.

What inspection services do you offer?

The usual acronym list of PPI, IPI, DPI, PSI and so on, as well as OES & other metallurgy tests, coating tests, pretty much anything that is available from independent labs in markets like Thailand, India and elsewhere. This includes working with engineers and scientists in the US and abroad to sync data and interpret results as needed.

As well, if you need help structuring your agreement legally & contractually, or you need help arranging interpreters and zoom calls - really, we do it for all our clients on all our projects, so it's down to your business and engineering requirements, but we can work it out.

What do you look for in a manufacturer?

Most people roll out the laundry list of document requirements, but as our American-led teams have been at the top of locally owned Asian factories previously, we know the reality - it's really down to the capabilities, the attitude and the people.

What you can't tell from a website, a Zoom call or an ISO certificate is what will happen when you're not watching. We specialize in, essentially, spotting cultural and personal indications of a good partner, then using planning, agreements, audits, tests and enforcement to ensure that your project goes right. The right partner doesn't get it right because they have to, they get it right because they want to.

Can I just hire you to check on my factory?

You can, yeah, but as with anything in life we really need to know what you're thinking, where you're at and the particulars of what you're looking for to be effective. We could just list "$250 per man-day all inclusive audits!" like many sites do, as if we're running a resort, but that's nonsense, frankly.

We work with our clients to structure services, packages and even contracts to their needs - so, how can we help? Email us at or call +1-832-919-6774 and let's see how we can help!

Can you support APQP, PPAP & Other Programs?

Absolutely, yes, but that begins with your needs and - especially - your agreement with the manufacturing partners. One thing we strongly urge all clients to do is Write Things Down and then Get Signed Agreement. Obviously advanced planning and project management programs are intended to do that, but they rest on the foundation of a contractual relationship between parties.

In other words, we can help create and enforce whatever program you need, but as with all contract law dating back throughout history, it rests on the consent of both parties. We can help you vet partners for whether they're serious, or whether they're compliant, but we can't make them want to be. That's why we choose carefully.

You'll Never Know If You Don't Ask...

Still not sure we can help?

Sometimes we just can't help, but even in those cases we all learn something from the experience. So, if you've got a sourcing need, tell us what it is and we'll get right on seeing what we can do about it!

Thank you - a MOTOA team member from the US or Asia will review and be in touch soon!
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