Renaud makes it clear where you need to be with new product designs before you approach Chinese manufacturers. He also explains the risks with immature designs, common red flags, and the work you’ll need to do to have designs that can be called ‘ready to industrialize.’


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Episode sections

  • 00:00 – Introduction.
  • 01:24 – What do we mean by mature product designs?
  • 04:54 – Don’t ignore important phases and milestones in the NPI process.
  • 07:30 – What the average Chinese manufacturer will need from you before they can get started.
  • 09:45 – Approaching suppliers in the right way.
  • 16:20 – Is there a risk that a ‘bad’ manufacturer might take your project with immature designs and lead to failure and wasted time and money?
  • 18:53 – Common red flags demonstrating that product designs are immature.
  • 25:41 – Summary and wrapping up.


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About Adrian Leighton

Adrian is the Sofeast group's experienced marketer and has worked in manufacturing for around a decade. He has a particular interest in new product development and sharing important manufacturing news from China.If you've read, watched, or listened to some Sofeast content, Adrian has probably had a hand in it!
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