The DDI Process

Send Drawings

Our sales team will work with your product development and sourcing teams, to fully understand your requirements.

DDI’s  engineers in the US and China, will define and translate every detail for our Chinese factories.

Provide a Quote

1-3 weeks

Multiple DDI offices and sourced factories will competitively bid to provide the best possible quote.  The quote will include tooling cost, sample cost and production part cost, delivered to your door.

With over 100 sourced factory partnerships, we offer a vast variety of manufacturing and finishing processes.

Tooling and Sample Order

4-6 weeks

DDI will source the tooling and samples, and then inspect them to verify they meet your quality requirements.

Samples can be shipped by expedited air freight, or a more economical route of shipping the samples to our Dubuque warehouse, on a consolidated container.


4-6 weeks

DDI’s project managers work with our sourced factories to insure quality, consistency and delivery standards are followed.

We will consistently monitor the production processes and keep you informed along the way.

Final Inspection

DDI’s project managers and independent quality control team, will inspect the final product and packaging prior to shipment.

Inspection reports will be provided for Customer approval.


1-4 weeks

After final inspection approval, DDI will take ownership of the product from the factory.  The product will be shipped by air or ocean, and then delivered to our US warehouse or your facility.