The Many Benefits Of Preventive Maintenance [Podcast]

Listen to this episode, where Renaud introduces why preventive maintenance is important and shares some examples to help illustrate how it all works and its many benefits. If you’re interested in implementing a preventive maintenance plan of your own, we … Continue reading

6 Advantages Of Conducting An Off-Site Product Inspection

Most product inspections take place at your supplier’s factory which makes sense as that’s where the products are being made, allowing a QC inspector to go in there and check during production, for example. But there are times when you … Continue reading

How To Find Trustworthy Suppliers In China In 2021

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, we have had numerous customers who are sourcing new components, materials, and products come to us requesting our help with how to find trustworthy suppliers in China. There are 2 key reasons for … Continue reading

how we set up a new factory in china

Planning on opening a factory in China in 2021? To get some insight and context into just what it takes to set up a new factory in China let’s explore how WE came to open our own factory, Agilian Technology, … Continue reading

How To Protect Product IP When Working With Contractors In Different Locations [5 tips]

Entrepreneurs, hardware startups, and various SMEs commonly outsource parts of their new product manufacturing project to various individuals and companies around the world, such as product designers and factories. But one worry they have is how to protect product IP … Continue reading

A New ‘Cold War’ Between The USA & China’s Effect On Manufacturing

As tensions rise between China and the USA, is a new ‘Cold War’ brewing? If so, what effect is this or could this be having on manufacturing? Our CEO Renaud and Adrian from Sofeast go political in this episode, discussing … Continue reading

Why You Need Mature Product Designs BEFORE Sending Them To A Chinese Manufacturer!

As part of our design support service, we have been talking to many inventors who are planning to manufacture their new products in China about the importance of starting with mature product designs. What many don’t understand is, there are several … Continue reading

Importer’s ‘Supply Chain Spring Clean’ Checklist To Find Risks & Opportunities

Got some time on your hands during Chinese New Year while your suppliers are on holiday? In this bumper 43 minute Chinese New Year episode to keep you entertained during the holiday, Renaud & Adrian discuss tasks importers can perform … Continue reading

Do I Need An EMS Supplier In China To Manufacture My Electronic Devices_

If you’re producing large amounts of electronic devices then an EMS supplier in China could be a good option for you in comparison with an OEM or Contract Manufacturer. However, working with an EMS may not always be necessary for … Continue reading

Setting up Manufacturing in Vietnam vs China_ Focus on Vietnam

It’s common to see news of large multinationals moving manufacturing out of China to countries like India and Vietnam, such as Apple, for instance. Based on the Economist’s report ‘Rising star: Vietnam’s role in Asia’s shifting supply chains,’ I created … Continue reading