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 Aug 19, 2022
Friday Aug 19, 2022
Friday Aug 19, 2022
In this episode...
The Sofeast Group's head of New Product Development, Andrew Amirnovin, is back on the pod with Adrian from the team and are discussing what happens if mistakes are made during the DVT and PVT phases of NPI process.
Electronics giant Philips has been in the news due to a huge recall of ventilators and sleep apnea machines that have, unfortunately, caused deaths and injuries. This got us to thinking: What could have caused such a problem to make it into the production of such sensitive medical devices, and what can we learn from this example?
Andrew explains that issues like this likely originate in the DVT stage of the NPI process, talks about what activities and testing are included, why they're necessary for your new product launch project and talks about how DVT issues spill over into PVT and then into mass production, too.
If you're bringing a new product to market, this story demonstrates why following a detailed new product introduction process that leaves no stone unturned when trying to find potential risks is crucial for manufacturing safe, high-quality, and reliable products.
00:00 - Greetings, introducing the topic: DVT & PVT, and activities during each NPI phase that are important to bring a successful product to market.
01:44 - What do the acronyms EVT/DVT/PVT mean?
04:42 - The risks of rushing into production without completing DVT thoroughly.
07:43 - The huge Philips medical device recall happening in Summer '22.
11:58 - What happens during DVT to help us avoid product risks and recalls?
16:39 - The need for a solid reliability growth plan.
19:44 - The temptation to rush into production and miss DVT steps.
27:25 - What a reliability engineer looks out for when devising the reliability test plan and use cases.
31:42 - What is PVT and why can it also cause a lot of product issues after production if steps are missed?
40:19 - Wrap up.
- Philips parts ways with CEO in midst of massive recall
- Philips recalls ventilators, sleep apnea machines due to health risks
- Listen to The NPI Process: Trouble Awaits If You Skip Its Steps!
- Watch a number of videos we created about the NPI process
- You NEED to do product qualification BEFORE mass production!
- The NPI Process You Need To Follow For Successful Manufacturing
- Get help from Sofeast to devise and implement your reliability and durability testing and to help bring your new product to market using our tried-and-tested NPI process
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