Author Archives: Renaud Anjoran

Common Design For Manufacture Improvements On Plastic Injection Molded Parts

How do you ensure your design is mature, and you are ready to order the fabrication of the mold for your new injection molded plastic part? One way is to carry out a Design for Manufacture (DFM) analysis. This way, … Continue reading

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What are the effects of coronavirus on importers with a China supply chain? [Webinar]

As the COVID-19 coronavirus continues its spread around the world, importers who rely on Chinese factories or suppliers feel nervous about the effects on their businesses. To help make things clearer and provide some actionable advice on how to reduce … Continue reading

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Surgical Mask Inspections: Our QC Checklist [Free Download]

These days, many companies are buying surgical masks due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak without knowing much about that type of product. Are you in that situation? If so, here is a generic quality control checklist that we use for … Continue reading

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Coping With Coronavirus 3: How Importers Can Check If A China Factory Is Ready & Has Capacity

Importers are being severely hit by the Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia epidemic in China: Many factory workers (operators, inspectors, engineers…) are locked down in Hubei province Perhaps a higher number of factory workers are remaining in their home towns, hesitant to … Continue reading

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Coping With Coronavirus 2: How To Inspect Products & Audit Factories Without Going On Site

At Sofeast, we have been going to Chinese factories on behalf of our clients since 2006. We have never had to face a situation of rapidly spreading disease, entire cities locked down, and all factories adopting stringent security measures. We … Continue reading

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Is It Safe To Receive Packages From China? [Coronavirus FAQs]

In this article, we’ll give you some information about what the risks of receiving packages from China could be by providing answers to some coronavirus FAQs…

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Coping With Coronavirus 1: Identifying & Vetting New Chinese Suppliers During the Epidemic

In light of the Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak, are you concerned about how you’re going to be able to get your products made in China in 2020? In several provinces, factories are authorized to open only today — at the earliest. … Continue reading

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How To Drive Your Chinese Suppliers To Improve Reliability

Choosing Chinese suppliers to manufacture your goods is often a cost-driven choice that makes a lot of sense, and one importers make even after taking into account the worrying tales about China scams waiting to trip up the unwary. While … Continue reading

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New Product Launch Plan: How To Get It Right [Action Plan]

Launching a new product is a decisive time for any business, especially SMEs, hardware startups, and entrepreneurs who are new to the process in China. We’ve been helping importers bring their products to market quickly and successfully for years. Read … Continue reading

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How To Reduce Manufacturing Costs? The Lean Approach

The number one challenge of Chinese suppliers, as revealed by a recent survey, is reducing manufacturing costs. Their costs keep rising, but price competition is stronger and stronger. So how can you reduce costs?

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