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What’s The Cost Of Quality? [Podcast]

Our CEO Renaud Anjoran is joined again by Clive Greenwood and Max Phythian in this episode where they delve into the cost of quality. They have an interesting and lively discussion about what the costs are that are related to … Continue reading

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My Manufacturer Is Forcing Me To Accept Poor Quality! | Disputes With Chinese Suppliers Q&A (Volume 11)

Sometimes your Chinese supplier will use various dirty tricks to push you into accepting products that don’t reach your quality standard. Why could this happen and what can you do about it? Find out here with a helpful example and … Continue reading

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Tips On How To Get Suppliers To Zero Defects [Podcast]

Sofeast’s CEO Renaud Anjoran is joined by two very experienced manufacturing practitioners and consultants to discuss how to drive a zero-defect initiative with your key suppliers. Podcast regular and six sigma black belt Clive Greenwood and pure lean consultant Max … Continue reading

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How Can Small Buyers Of Garments Get High Quality From China? – Disputes With Chinese Suppliers Q&A (Volume 6)

This blog post is about issues with quality from an apparel supplier and is based on a real Sofeast customer’s experiences (with no identifying information given). We’re going to explain how to assure you’ll get high-quality garments from your Chinese … Continue reading

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How A DFQ Review Designs Quality INTO Your Product At An Early Stage [Podcast]

What if you could reduce the chances of quality problems long before your product goes into production? A DFQ review can help you achieve this!   What is DFQ? Design For Quality is where we review a number of factors … Continue reading

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Why Do Importers Need Product Reliability Testing? [Podcast]

Product reliability testing is a must for importers who want to avoid risk… 2020 added considerable strain and difficulty to many importers’ lives, so today, more than ever, it’s so important to implement measures to protect your business against expensive … Continue reading

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“What Quality Inspections & Factory Audits Do Sofeast Offer?”

For anyone who needs to organise inspections soon and is interested in learning more about our range of product quality inspections, I wrote this description along with some key points:

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The Impact Of Chinese New Year On Importers & Tips To Prepare For CNY 2021 [Podcast]

The Phenomenon of Chinese New Year Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, is an amazing time of year in China and several other Asian countries who also place a lot of importance on the lunar calendar (such as Vietnam, Taiwan, … Continue reading

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Quality Audits VS Process Audits [Comparison and Pros & Cons]

We’ve been speaking quite a lot about factory audits recently in our podcast mini-series about vetting Chinese suppliers. In particular, let’s compare quality audits vs process audits. Many buyers will send in a quality auditor. There are advantages to this … Continue reading

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Improving Worsening Product & Packaging Quality – Disputes With Chinese Suppliers: Q&A (Volume 5)

Q: We use a manufacturer in China for our products and packaging and have had a good relationship for years, but recently product and packaging quality has gone downhill. What can we do? We’re supplied by a Hong Kong company … Continue reading

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