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Best Practices for Buying Offices in China & Asia [Q&A]

by Renaud Anjoran on 21 May 2019 | 0 Comments
We recently interviewed  Jürgen Weckherlin, a consultant in the field of procurement who specialises in increasing productivity and reducing costs, and got answers to several questions that explore some of the best practices for buying offices in China and Asia.

Do you have a buying office overseas? Keep reading for the advice he shared...

Topics: sourcing, buying from china, buying offices

4 Fundamental Quality Improvement Tools

by Renaud Anjoran on 7 May 2019 | 1 Comment

Over the years, we have tried many approaches to improve quality in Chinese factories and we've found that we are starting using the same quality improvement tools over and over with good success.

Topics: process flow chart, quality improvement, process FMEA, process control plan, 8D problem solving tool

The Future Of Manufacturing? Digital Transformation.

by Renaud Anjoran on 2 Apr 2019 | 0 Comments

I recently listened to this podcast from McKinsey on the future of manufacturing, and I'll summarise some of the key topics and add some of my own thoughts on the points they made about the direction that the manufacturing industry is headed in.

Topics: manufacturers, industry 4.0

Risk Management When Buying Products From Chinese Suppliers

by Renaud Anjoran on 26 Feb 2019 | 0 Comments

Recently I was talking with a friend who used to run a buying office in Hong Kong, and he described how buying products from Chinese suppliers is, in good part, about risk management.

Topics: sourcing, manufacturers, buying from china

Quality Control For Manufacturers: How SynControl Changes QC Approaches

by Renaud Anjoran on 5 Dec 2018 | 0 Comments
Do you get the feeling the general management approach is holding your factory back? That's quite common.  
Here are 5 ways a factory can change its quality control approach and drive better business results with, and without, quality inspection software like SynControl...

Topics: quality inspections, quality inspection software, manufacturers

Quality Inspection: Why an AQL Limit of 2.5% Means Nothing

by Renaud Anjoran on 3 Aug 2018 | 2 Comments

Many Chinese suppliers try to reassure their potential customers by claiming they are certain to pass a QC inspection with an AQL of 2.5%. When asked for documentation that explains precisely what they mean, they usually have nothing to offer.

Topics: AQL

Quality Inspection Level & Sampling Lot: Making the Right Choices

by Renaud Anjoran on 6 Jun 2018 | 0 Comments

Deciding what is in a sampling lot, choosing an inspection level… Most quality managers would say this is ‘Inspection 101’ and that their company does a good job at this.

Let's look at how you can make better choices when it comes to setting a quality inspection level and sampling lots...

Topics: quality inspections

8 Ways Adopting Quality Inspection Software Gives Importers Great ROI

by Renaud Anjoran on 4 May 2018 | 0 Comments

Do you work in a buying office? Are you requested to keep costs as low as possible? Do you need to justify how every investment will contribute to cut costs?

If implementing quality inspection software to improve your inspections is a solution you're looking at, but you need to be able to show its ROI, then this article is for you.

Topics: quality inspection software

Product Compliance in the EU: Guidance On Creating Technical Files

by Renaud Anjoran on 9 Apr 2018 | 0 Comments

If you are an importer in the European Union, are you aware of your obligations related to product compliance? Do you know that you need to keep a technical file about every product you place on the market for at least 10 years?

In this post, we'll give you some technical file guidance to help you stay compliant, and will also show how the SynControl quality inspection software can handle the task of building and retaining the files for you... 

Topics: product compliance

5 Important QC Inspections At Different Production & Shipment Stages

by Renaud Anjoran on 23 Mar 2018 | 1 Comment

Many buyers tend to focus on the final pre-shipment inspection only. However, there are many other inspection touch points along the production cycle, and even after shipping.

I've listed the 5 most common types of QC inspections that can or should be conducted in this post. If you aren't running these, perhaps you can consider it...

Topics: quality inspections, product inspection