Join Renaud Anjoran, Founder & CEO of Sofeast, in this podcast aimed at importers who develop their own products as he discusses the hottest topics and shares actionable tips for manufacturing in China & Asia today! WHO IS RENAUD? Renaud is a French ISO 9001 & 14001 certified lead auditor, ASQ certified Quality Engineer and Quality Manager who has been working in the Chinese manufacturing industry since 2005. He is the founder of the Sofeast group that has over 200 staff globally and offers services (QA, product development & engineering, project management, Supply Chain Management, product compliance, reliability testing), contract manufacturing, and 3PL fulfillment for importers and businesses who develop their own products and buyers from China & SE Asia. WHY LISTEN? We‘ll discuss interesting topics for anyone who develops and sources their products from Asian suppliers and will share Renaud‘s decades of manufacturing experience, as well as inviting guests from the industry to get a different viewpoint. Our goal is to help you get better results and end up with suppliers and products that exceed your expectations!
Friday May 06, 2022
Friday May 06, 2022
In this episode...
Renaud answers 3 great questions that came in from our listeners, assisted by Adrian from the Sofeast team.
He'll cover how to communicate fabric quality to suppliers, tactics for coping with US tariffs on China-made goods, and strategies to cope with volatile material costs today.
00:00 - Greetings & Introduction
01:43 - "How to communicate the quality of materials/fabrics you want to buy to your supplier..? There are qualitative aspects that are outside a fabric spec description."
13:02 - How to minimize tariffs on China-made goods imported to the USA under our brand?
24:58 - Any tactics for handling volatile material and shipping costs today?
32:03 - Is China as affected by energy cost rises as other regions right now?
34:32 - Wrapping up.
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- Rising Raw Material Prices: What Strategy To Follow? (6 Approaches)
- How To Cooperate With Your Chinese Supplier, Part 16: Bad News from China, Raw Material Prices Just Increased!
- How To Switch To A Newer, Better Chinese Manufacturer? [eBook]
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