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Renaud Anjoran

Renaud Anjoran
Renaud has 10 years of experience in the quality and manufacturing fields and is a certified ISO 9001 lead auditor and ASQ certified quality engineer. He was quoted in the New Yorker and the LA Times, and his articles have been published in Quality Progress, Business Insider, and more. His role is to ensure SynControl really solves customer's problems and saves them money.

Recent Posts

8 Rules for Successful Software Implementation and Process Changes

by Renaud Anjoran on 16 Oct 2019 | 0 Comments
By now, the team at SynControl has helped tens of companies improve their QA/QC processes by implementing our   quality inspection software. And I thought I would write about a few lessons we have learned along the way.  I've condensed our best practices into 8 'rules' for manufacturers and buyers to follow when performing new software implementation and process changes.

Topics: software implementations

7 Tips To Start a Quality Auditing Program to Cuts Your Risks

by Renaud Anjoran on 16 Sep 2019 | 0 Comments
 
Have you decided to start auditing your suppliers’ factories? Or maybe some parts of your company/group? 
In our previous article,   Why Auditing your Suppliers’ Factories Will Cut Your Costs, we outlined some general principles.
Subsequently, here are 7 practical tips for your team to follow when starting the audit.

Topics: factory audit, supplier improvement

Why Auditing your Suppliers’ Factories Will Cut Your Costs

by Renaud Anjoran on 29 Aug 2019 | 0 Comments
In times of budget cuts, many hard-nosed executives request cuts in every line of every cost center. However, in some cases, spending more on preventive activities, and cutting drastically in some other budget lines, is a smarter approach.

Topics: factory audit

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