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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
In This Episode… Here at Sofeast our customers regularly ask us: “How do I get my suppliers to improve?” A large 70% of importers said that their greatest challenge when working with suppliers in China is improving performance. So, our … Continue reading
My Supplier Didn’t Prepare My Export Packaging For Checking And More… | Disputes With Chinese Suppliers Q&A (Volume 7)
What happens if your Chinese supplier hasn’t kept up their end of the bargain when inspections happen? In this case, what can you do if a supplier hasn’t prepared export packaging for checking or performed a package drop test, leaving … Continue reading
Tips For Continually Getting Good Results From A New Supplier | Vetting Chinese Suppliers (Part 11) [Podcast]
You’ve successfully vetted and started working with a new Chinese supplier. What’s next? In our mini-series on vetting Chinese suppliers, you will already have learnt about due diligence, factory audits and visits, exploring testing facilities, and much more when it comes … Continue reading
Choosing Chinese suppliers to manufacture your goods is often a cost-driven choice that makes a lot of sense, and one importers make even after taking into account the worrying tales about China scams waiting to trip up the unwary. While … Continue reading
Be warned, numerous nasty surprises await small buyers in China! But don’t worry, I’ll outline some of the common ones so you can either be prepared to face them or avoid them completely!
In this article, I want to contrast conventional quality system audits based on ISO 9001, and what I call process-specific audits. Why are each beneficial to importers, and what are the drawbacks you might find with them?
Discovering how to reduce quality defects to almost zero from Chinese suppliers is a common request from our clients who are tired of hearing suppliers say “this is made by hand, so avoiding defects is impossible”. Are you tired of … Continue reading
We often face the situation where our clients’ orders are being delayed and the lead time is extended. So, how to reduce lead times from your Chinese suppliers? Read on for 6 tips.
What are some of the most common communication problems with Chinese suppliers that cause problems for our clients when they come to us for help?