Planning For Effective Pilot Runs [Podcast]Sofeast’s head of New Product Development, Andrew Amirnovin, explains what pilot runs are, their benefits to importers, the risks of skipping them, and the 5 key things that you need to plan for in order to get good results.


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Episode sections

  • 00:00 – Greetings and introducing today’s topic.
  • 01:10 – What is a pilot run?
  • 02:46 – Important ways to get the best out of pilot runs.
  • 10:12 – Common problems that the pilot run will uncover that you will want to avoid.
  • 13:17 – How it helps to control processes.
  • 17:50 – 5 steps to plan for before you start your pilot run.
  • 25:50 – How does the cost of doing pilot runs compare with not doing them?
  • 27:48 – Do Asian manufacturers have the habit of doing pilot runs?
  • 29:16 – In conclusion.


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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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