December 31, 2021

Looking Back At 2021’s Key Stories For Importers From China

In this episode...

Renaud recaps some of 2021's biggest stories for manufacturers, especially those with Chinese supply chains, with Adrian from the team.

It's been one tough year with Covid, supply chain issues, material cost rises, and so much more pushing us all to the limit. So what did Renaud make of it all, and what are his predictions for 2022?

In addition, we also give you an insight into Sofeast's different business units' activities and achievements during 2021, some of our plans for next year, and recap our top podcast episodes and some key content you may have missed.


Show Sections

00:00 - New Year Greetings

01:25 - Covid 19. 

03:48 - The supply chain crisis. 

05:04 - Just-in-time being replaced by just-in-case. 

07:13 - Tensions between China and other countries. 

09:56 - Diversifying supply chains out of China. 

13:59 - The 'exodus' of manufacturers from China. Real, or over-hyped?

17:02 - Predictions for 2022? 

22:00 - What has Sofeast been up to in 2021? 

31:56 - 5 top episodes of the podcast in 2021. These 5 episodes were the most popular with you all this year. 

  1. Jon Monroe | How Did Sea Freight End Up In Such An Expensive Mess In 2021?
  2. 3 Quality Control Plans & Why They’re Needed BEFORE Production
  3. The Many Benefits Of Preventive Maintenance
  4. Analysing the (NPI) New Product Introduction Process & its Benefits
  5. Manufacture in China, Vietnam, India, or Elsewhere in 2021?

37:51 - A few suggestions for great pieces of content we've created in 2021 that you may have missed. We create regular content on our resources center. Take a look if you haven't already. Notably, our IP Protection guide for companies who're developing new products and manufacturing in China, our guide to 9 types of packaging, their pros & cons, costs, and green credentials, and our white papers on bioplastics, printing processes used in manufacturing, benefits of silicone, and more.

42:13 - Wrapping up ~ happy new year to all of our listeners! 🎉 


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