DIY Sourcing from China Part 8 How To Improve Quality From Your Supplier [Podcast]We’re diving back into our series of episodes on how to do your own sourcing from China, from finding suppliers, getting the products manufactured, and through to post-cooperation soft skills such as building rapport with them, following up on production, and today’s topic: Improving the product quality that you’re getting from your now current supplier with 6 tips and best practices from Sofeast’s CEO Renaud Anjoran.

Who doesn’t want better product quality from existing manufacturers, right?

By the way, this is part 8 of this series, and if you want to go back and listen to every earlier part of this series check out the links below.

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Listen: 6 Tips to Improve your Supplier’s Quality – Sourcing from China (Part 8)

Watch: on Youtube


Episode sections

  • 00:00 – Greetings & Introduction
  • 02:29 – Are product defects impossible to avoid?
  • Some advice for getting towards zero defects (with low/no capital investment)
  • 07:53 – The supplier needs to be incentivised to care about quality
  • 10:54 – Tip 1: Beware of batch and queue
  • 15:57 – Tip 2: Local management needs to build up a disciplined culture
  • 21:06 – Tip 3: Getting operators to do some QC work
  • 26:23 – Tip 4: Implement a usability engineering approach & mistake-proofing
  • 31:35 – Tip 5: Clear work instructions & staff training
  • 37:18 – Tip 6: Process controls
  • 41:54 – Wrapping up. 


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