How To Get Better Quality Products From Suppliers & Optimize QC Inspections

Sofeast’s CEO Renaud Anjoran and Adrian from the team are back with a topic for importers placing large and valuable orders with their overseas manufacturers and performing many product inspections.

Your inspection budget is no doubt a reasonable size, but what if you could optimize your inspection schedule to reduce costs and get the same results without increasing risk (more than a minimal amount), or get even better results for the same budget by distributing resources differently? Renaud offers some inspection optimization strategies here.

Working with suppliers on making upstream improvements to product designs, factories, processes, etc, is also a great way to reduce quality risks and can help reduce your inspection budget over time as fewer inspections are potentially required. He’ll explain how to do that, too.


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Episode sections

  • 00:00 – Greetings
  • 01:05 – Changes to Hong Kong Covid quarantine and news of Covid lockdowns in Yiwu (although not too severe).
  • 11:02 – Today’s topic: How to optimize QC inspections and get better results. Why would a business seek to do this?
  • 16:22 – Adjusting inspection type, severity, and regularity could be a helpful cost-saving exercise.
  • 18:26 – What does a business need to prepare before starting an optimization initiative like this?
  • 23:38 – What information should we gather from the supplier’s side?
  • 35:35 – Which kinds of importers this upstream product development and process optimization is more relevant to?
  • 37:03 – Delegating inspections to the supplier over time (without raising risks, hopefully).
  • 41:56 – Wrap-up.


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