Manufacturing Country

You're Wrong: Chinese Factories Don't Only Make Poor Quality Products

by Vicky Yu on 16 Jan 2019 | 5 Comments
High quality goods are made in high-tech Chinese factories on a daily basis. When sourcing products from China, consider how the price you ask for affects Chinese product quality!

Topics: Working with Factories

Chinese Forced Prison Labor Poses Risk to Garment Supply Chains

by Synnove Vandal on 13 Jan 2019 | 0 Comments
Garment supply chain forced labor, Johnson & Johnson talc QC and Chinese government drops "Made in China 2025" in this week's roundup.

Topics: Textile Products, Social Compliance, Sourcing, Best in Manufacturing

9 Ways to Improve Communication with Your Chinese Supplier

by Maegan Burkhart on 8 Jan 2019 | 0 Comments
Having communication problems with your supplier? Perhaps the factory doesn’t understand your requirements. Or maybe your factory contact is slow to communicate or altogether unresponsive.These nine tips will help you start improving communication with your Chinese supplier now.

Topics: Working with Factories

Rising Holiday Return Rates Could Sink Your eCommerce Profits

by Synnove Vandal on 6 Jan 2019 | 0 Comments
Rising holiday returns, scooter sharing quality issues and manufacturer-targeted cyberattacks in this week’s roundup.

Topics: Working with Factories, Sourcing, Internet of Things (IoT), Best in Manufacturing

10 Factory Quality Audit Checklist Essentials

by George Huang on 2 Jan 2019 | 5 Comments
A little risk is inevitable when manufacturing abroad. But don't let that risk define your supplier relationships. A quality audit checklist with these 10 points can help you make objective decisions about business partnerships.

Topics: Auditing Factories, Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Working with Factories

Indian Entrepreneurs Could Reduce Online Garment Returns with AI

by Synnove Vandal on 30 Dec 2018 | 0 Comments
AI garment-sizing solution, UPS' 2018 rate increases, Vietnam trade war relocation, Accord on Fire and Building Safety and Silicon Valley supply chains in this week's roundup.

Topics: Textile Products, Social Compliance, Best in Manufacturing, Consumer Electronics

Video Series: How Experienced Importers Limit Product Defects in 3 Stages

by Maegan Burkhart on 26 Dec 2018 | 0 Comments
Defective products that reach customers can sink your importing business, fast. That’s why experienced importers seek to limit product defects before disaster strikes. But how can you take the first steps towards fewer product defects and improved product quality?

Topics: Quality Control Checklist, QC Processes and Terminology, Manufacturing Tips & Advice

Alibaba's "New Manufacturing" Plan Aims to Revolutionize Garment Production

by Synnove Vandal on 23 Dec 2018 | 0 Comments
Alibaba's New Manufacturing plan, Chinese factory labor shortage, same-day shipping, building domestic manufacturing and a greener supply chain in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Textile Products, Sourcing

Which Quality Audit Type Do You Need for Your Supplier?

by Crystal Ge on 19 Dec 2018 | 0 Comments
All importers can benefit from a quality audit. But don't settle for a QC company that can't adequately assess your suppliers. When it comes to supplier evaluations, there's no need for risk.

Topics: Auditing Factories, Working with Factories

President Xi and Trump's Trade Truce May Be Short-Lived

by Synnove Vandal on 16 Dec 2018 | 0 Comments
Short-lived trade truce, sub-Saharan Africa sourcing, supply chain climate change, Made in America production and Amazon sellers tariff strategy in this week's roundup.

Topics: Working with Factories, Textile Products, Sourcing, Best in Manufacturing