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 Dec 02, 2022
Friday Dec 02, 2022
In this episode...
Sofeast's CEO Renaud welcomes two guests, Dr. Allen J. Morrison & Dr. J. Stewart Black, to the podcast. These American leadership, strategy, business and manufacturing experts have recently written a new book "Enterprise China: Adopting a Competitive Strategy for Business Success" which was released on December 1st 2022.
Renaud read an advance copy of the book before this interview and discusses China's strategies for economic success and also asks some questions about risk analysis and risk mitigation for companies buying products from China.
00:00 - Greetings & introduction of today's guests.
02:02 - What is 'Enterprise China' about?
03:27 - China's 3-pillar strategy to succeed economically.
There are 3 strategic pillars to China's strategy for success.
- Reducing (or eliminating) their external dependency on importing key technology (03:39)
- Dominate domestically (06:00)
- Winning globally (17:23)
20:55 - Why Western companies seeking growth by looking to the emerging markets may be too late in some cases.
23:44 - How should companies who buy from China do their risk analysis when considering diversifying supply chains to include other sources other than just China?
31:21 - How about a Zero-China strategy?
34:53 - Talking about the book 'Enterprise China,' when it's on sale, and where it can be purchased from.
36:00 - Wrapping up.
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