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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- 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.
- Get a quotation from Sofeast for help from our quality engineers and QA team who will assess your situation and find ways to make the optimizations discussed here: QA/QC Inspection Optimization Services
- Read more about why Supplier Self-Inspections Are Getting More Popular in China
- Learn about Switching from Acceptance Sampling to Process Control
- HK is cutting hotel quarantine to 3 days, plus 4 days medical surveillance
- How To Switch To A Newer, Better Chinese Manufacturer? [eBook]
- Why you need a good quality standard
- Explore boundary/limit samples
- Read The New Product Introduction Process Guide for Hardware Startups
- Listen to The NPI Process: Trouble Awaits If You Skip Its Steps!
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