Renaud and Andrew, Sofeast’s head of New Product Development, are in the booth discussing how a supplier’s quality can be evaluated and validated. In order to avoid purchasing parts or materials that will let you down, you need to be able to assess if a supplier is capable of reaching your requirements, and they’re going to tell you how!

 

Listen to the episode here 👇

Listen: to the podcast episode

Watch: on Youtube

 

Episode sections

  • 00:00 – Greetings and introducing today’s topic.
  • 01:31 – Why is supplier quality important?
  • 05:56 – When should you start being concerned with supplier’s quality and what should you do to mitigate risks of poor quality?
  • 15:33 – Why the quality team must help to include your quality standards in the PRD (product requirement document).
  • 22:05 – Why small businesses may benefit from working with a supplier who has in-house engineering resources.
  • 23:32 – Doing due diligence to qualify that a supplier’s quality is good.
  • 33:16 – Checking the supplier’s QMS.
  • 35:07 – Audits can also uncover helpful information about suppliers.
  • 37:35 – Formalize approved suppliers.
  • 41:43 – Wrapping up.

 

Related content…

 

Listen, rate, & subscribe to the ‘China Manufacturing Decoded’ podcast on your favorite provider

More episodes are coming, so remember to rate us and subscribe! You can find us on:

If you enjoyed this episode, don’t forget to give us a 5* rating and share it with your network if you enjoy listening!

This entry was posted in Sofeast Podcast and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *