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 Jan 21, 2022
Friday Jan 21, 2022
In this episode...
The NPI process constitutes a lot of time, money, and effort before your product is even ready for manufacturing. Some manufacturers rush into mass production without following an NPI process or by skipping some of its key phases. Sofeast's CEO Renaud and head of NPD (new product development) Andrew are going to revisit the NPI process and explain why skipping its phases is a terrible idea while illustrating the many risks you face if doing so.
00:00 - Greetings & introduction
01:11 - Looking back at one of our most popular older episodes about the NPI process
Episode 23: Analysing the (NPI) New Product Introduction Process & its Benefits is one of our all-time most popular episodes, and in it, Renaud went through our 6-phase NPI process for bringing your product from concept through to mass production.
02:53 - Today's focus: The risks of skipping the different NPI phases and rushing into production
04:16 - Concept/Idea & Documenting the requirements
10:05 - Feasibility study/Proof of concept
13:42 - Sourcing key components and materials early
19:40 - Getting feedback on the design before production
24:38 - In-depth testing during pre-production
30:20 - Pilot runs
34:56 - Wrapping up.
- NPI process summary
- The New Product Introduction Process Guide for Hardware Startups [Guide]
- FREE New Product Launch Roadmap [Excel spreadsheet + Video]
- Why a feasibility study with suppliers saves time and prevents issues
- The Design for X Approach: 12 Common Examples
- Design for Manufacturing (DFM)
- Design For Assembly (DFA)
- Don’t Skip the Pilot Run for Your New Product Made in China!
- Get help with sourcing from Sofeast
- Get help from Sofeast with your new product introduction
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