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21 Casting Defects and How to Prevent Them in Your Products

by Sunny Wong on 19 Sep 2018 | 0 Comments
Are your products suffering from casting defects? The good news is they're entirely preventable. Read on for causes and prevention of the top casting defects.

Topics: Product Inspection, Acceptable Quality Level (AQL), Quality Control Checklist

How has CPSIA regulation changed manufacturing since 2008?

by Synnove Vandal on 16 Sep 2018 | 0 Comments
This week's top stories include the 10-year anniversary of CPSIA regulations, protecting intellectual property from copycat fashion and how eCommerce brands can compete with Amazon.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Product Inspection, Legal Requirements

7 Factory Systems Your GMP Audit Checklist Should Address

by Vicky Yu on 12 Sep 2018 | 0 Comments
A GMP audit checklist is one of the most effective tools to assess a supplier’s FDA inspection readiness. You can start preparing now! Read on for 7 essential systems to include in your audit checklist.

Topics: Auditing Factories, Working with Factories

Do Consumers Have the Right to Repair Your Products?

by Synnove Vandal on 9 Sep 2018 | 0 Comments
Right to repair legislation, online retailers moving to brick-and-mortar, public relations for manufacturers and more in this week's Best in Manufacturing.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Social Compliance, Sourcing

Don't Neglect Incoming Quality Control for Components and Materials

by Maegan Burkhart on 4 Sep 2018 | 0 Comments
Manufacturing a quality product starts with using quality materials and components. That’s why it’s vital to catch any quality issues in parts and materials before production starts with incoming quality control.

Topics: Product Inspection

Chinese Trademark Theft on the Rise After a Five-Year Low

by Synnove Vandal on 2 Sep 2018 | 0 Comments
This week on Best in Manufacturing, Chinese trademark theft is on the rise after a five-year low, Japanese automakers face ongoing quality control issues and U.S. companies weigh in on plans to tax Chinese imports.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Social Compliance, Sourcing, Quality Control Checklist, Globalization

GMP Compliance of Foreign Suppliers: The Importer’s Guide (eBook)

by Maegan Burkhart on 29 Aug 2018 | 3 Comments
Don’t wait until FDA inspectors arrive at your supplier’s factory to uncover GMP compliance issues. We’ve written an eBook, GMP Compliance of Foreign Suppliers: The Importer’s Guide, to help you and your suppliers assess FDA inspection readiness before it’s too late.

Topics: Auditing Factories, Working with Factories

Is the Trade War Pushing Manufacturing Out of China?

by Ella Noll on 26 Aug 2018 | 1 Comment
This week on Best in Manufacturing, learn how companies are shifting their production lines outside China due to the trade war, how maker spaces are leading the future of Vietnamese innovation and more!

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Sourcing, Working with Factories

How First Article Inspection Helps Limit Defects in Mass Production

by Maegan Burkhart on 22 Aug 2018 | 0 Comments
You might already be familiar with how during production and pre-shipment inspections can help you verify product quality. But depending on your product, you might also benefit from a more proactive type of inspection known as first article inspection (FAI).

Topics: Product Inspection

5 New Trends Sweeping the eCommerce Industry

by Ella Noll on 19 Aug 2018 | 0 Comments
This week on Best in Manufacturing, learn about technology trends shaping ecommerce, how to stay ahead of trade policy changes in your supply chain and more!

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Working with Factories