This post is for buyers who are sourcing a contract manufacturer in China for electronics, mechanical products, and other types of hard goods. In order to find a suitable CM who is a good fit and can be relied on, you need answers to these … [Read more...]
Why Following A Comprehensive NPI Process Pays Dividends And How Involved Buyers Need To Be
New product introduction is a complex process to master, and SMEs and hardware startups we often work with find it very challenging and seek our help to devise and manage the different steps in order to get into mass production on time, on … [Read more...]
7 Key Product Tests You Need To Use
Using the 80/20 rule, senior engineer Paul Adams uses his own decades of experience to explore the 7 product tests (for hard goods, mainly) that have stood the test of time for him throughout his career because these few tests tend to … [Read more...]
UL Certification: Does Our Product Need It?
Sofeast's head of New Product Development and resident product reliability expert, Andrew Amirnovin, provides this introduction to UL certification. You'll learn what this testing is for, the kinds of products involved, who requires it, and … [Read more...]
A Logical Development Roadmap for New Hardware Products
I enjoyed reading the book Build: An Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Worth Making and I started suggesting it to some of our clients. The most interesting takeaway is the development roadmap that the author suggests is typical for … [Read more...]
How did Apple build a winning supply chain in China?
Two recent FT articles look at how Apple set up a successful supply chain in China that helped them dominate rivals, how they handle their NPI process in a very hands-on way that provides great results, and how their close relationship with … [Read more...]
CES 2023: Explore the Technology WE found Interesting.
Last week I attended CES in Las Vegas. Here's a rundown of products and technology that I thought was interesting and my thoughts on what is on of the most important trade shows in the world for electronics manufacturers and … [Read more...]
Preventing the “Change of Bank Account” Scam with Your Suppliers
Over the past ten years, I have heard of many companies getting scammed as follows: They pay a supplier (usually in China) by bank wire (T/T) At one point, the buyer receives an email that seems to come from the supplier (but is … [Read more...]
A Sunnier Outlook for Logistics from China in 2023!
Finally, after some troubled years, it's mainly good news when it comes to logistics from China! Importers will remember the infamous high costs of 2021 when sending a container from China to the USA cost upwards of US$20,000...well, … [Read more...]
2022 Review: The Key Stories for Importers from China/Asia
QualityInspection author and Sofeast Group CEO, Renaud Anjoran, and Adrian from the Sofeast team look back at 2022's key news stories and topics that have affected importers with supply chains in China and other Asian countries. What's … [Read more...]
- « Previous Page
- Next Page »