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 Nov 11, 2022
Friday Nov 11, 2022
In this episode...
Sofeast's CEO Renaud has an interesting guest on this episode: Prof. Neale O’Connor who is a China business and accounting expert and international keynote speaker!
Neale examined lots of Sofeast factory audit, product inspection, and manufacturing project data to determine the relationship between factory audits and good-quality products. He also checked thousands of complaints about Asia-wide suppliers from Global Sources data to work out if there were actions that importers could take to mitigate the chances of being scammed.
In this episode, you'll hear some very insightful results from his research that can help you source and work with better suppliers, reduce your risks, and avoid scammers!
00:00 - Greetings, introducing the topic, and our guest, Neale.
02:10 - Why Neale examined hundreds of our factory audits performed pre-covid to find the main patterns.
06:05 -Why product inspections/audits are different?
08:47 - What is the data saying about the incidents of pass/fail/hold aspects in product inspections?
14:11 - What did the data tell us about factory audits?
19:21 - How to reduce the number of factory audits you need to do if you only plan to work with one supplier?
21:23 - What does the data tell us about complex products?
23:47 - The takeaway from the Sofeast data analysis.
24:48 - Four key ways to avoid being scammed by Asian suppliers.
35:14 - Summary and wrapping up.
Listen to this 9-episode mini-series where we teach you how to source safely from China and develop the suppliers you’ve found for even better results once you start working together.
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- Download your free copy of our 80+ page eBook: Ultimate Guide To Sourcing From China And Developing Your Suppliers
- Sofeast provide you with all of the activities discussed in this episode across Asia: to find new suppliers, perform background checks on them, do factory audits, and inspect product quality
- Connect with Neale on LinkedIn
- Tech Asia YouTube channel - see more of Neale's videos here
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