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 Sep 03, 2021
Friday Sep 03, 2021
In this episode...
Sofeast CEO Renaud Anjoran talks sourcing with Adrian from the team. There's a focus on sourcing from China for importers who have decided to handle it themselves. This follows on from Episode 65 where we explored the 4 different sourcing options, where 'DIY' was one of them.
So, let's say you're doing your own sourcing, how do you find suitable suppliers, verify them, and cultivate backups for if you have issues? Renaud gives you lots of insight and advice about these early-stage sourcing activities here!
00:00 - Introduction.
02:23 - How to identify 'good fit' suppliers for yourself and why there are no 'good' or 'bad' suppliers out there.
14:25 - A list of sourcing actions to take to find new suppliers. Finding a supplier who can be a reliable partner in the medium or long term is a process.
- 15:13 - Identify what a good fit for your needs is (discussed earlier).
- 19:35 - Start searching for suppliers.
22:00 - Screening or vetting potential suppliers you've found.
- 24:07 - Contact the supplier.
29:04 - Get even more help with vetting new Chinese suppliers by listening to our podcast series about it: Vetting new suppliers in China series.
29:40 - If you have found a good fit supplier, is a backup option from your shortlist strictly necessary?
40:01 - Wrapping up
- How To Find Trustworthy Suppliers In China In 2021
- OEM, ODM, Contract Manufacturers: Which Chinese Supplier To Choose?
- Are Suppliers We Find On Alibaba.com And GlobalSources.com Trustworthy?
- How To Switch To A Newer, Better Chinese Manufacturer? [eBook]
- New supplier/factory sourcing (get help from Sofeast)
- Supplier due diligence (get help from Sofeast)
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