John Niggl

John Niggl

John Niggl comes from Bolton, Massachusetts and has worked in various roles in client services, sales and marketing at InTouch since 2013 to October 2019. He has lived in Shanghai, Jilin City, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.
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Recent Posts

Wood Warping and How to Prevent It

by John Niggl on 2 Dec 2023 | 48 Comments
Products made of wood can play tricks on you. While they might look fine at first, wood warping can distort what was once a perfectly fine item. But by knowing how wood warping is caused, you can take steps to make sure wood doesn't become disfigured and useless.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice

Manufacturing in India vs. China

by John Niggl on 1 Nov 2019 | 5 Comments
Manufacturing in India stands out as a cost-effective alternative to China. Let’s explore how manufacturing compares between India and China and whether India may be the right sourcing choice for you.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Sourcing

9 Requirements of an SA8000 Social Compliance Audit Checklist

by John Niggl on 3 Sep 2019 | 5 Comments
Social Accountability 8000 (SA8000) is a good starting point for importers that are new to compliance. Here are 9 requirements of a SA8000 social audit checklist to help you evaluate your supplier and identify compliance issues.

Topics: Social Compliance, Auditing Factories, Working with Factories

How to Manage Defective Products from Sourcing to Shipping

by John Niggl on 31 Jul 2019 | 2 Comments
Managing defects starts with setting expectations during the sourcing process and continues throughout production to the time when your supplier ships the finished goods. Here are some tips to manage defective products.

Topics: Product Inspection, Working with Factories

How to Verify Critical Components with a Construction Data Form

by John Niggl on 25 Jun 2019 | 0 Comments
Verifying a product's Component Data Form (CDF) is one of the simplest and most effective ways to check critical components in your electronic products. Check this out and learn how to verify your own CDF.

Topics: Consumer Electronics, Product Inspection, Quality Control Checklist

5 China Sourcing Alternatives in Asia

by John Niggl on 11 Jun 2019 | 2 Comments
Thinking about relocating? Take a look at some of the different opportunities and challenges importers might experience in each of these China sourcing alternatives.

Topics: Sourcing, quality control in china

How to Write a Purchase Order to Protect Your Overseas Shipment

by John Niggl on 13 Nov 2018 | 2 Comments
Issuing an effective purchase order is critical for protecting your international shipment, but what is it? And why is having certain information on your PO so vital to successful manufacturing?

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice, purchase order

Are Sites Like a Threat to Ecommerce Retailers?

by John Niggl on 27 May 2018 | 0 Comments
This week on Best in Manufacturing, learn how ecommerce sellers can stay competitive with cheaper products sold directly from Chinese manufacturers, how AI is coming to fast fashion and more!

Topics: Best in Manufacturing

Chinese Ecommerce Takes a Bite out of the Luxury Market

by John Niggl on 20 May 2018 | 0 Comments
This week on Best in Manufacturing: how one new Chinese ecommerce platform is cooperating with luxury brand suppliers to produce copycat products, the future of the wearable tech industry in Asia and more!

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Working with Factories, Process Improvement

Create Your Own Quality Manual or Hire a QC Professional to Help?

by John Niggl on 25 Apr 2018 | 0 Comments
These six factors will help you decide whether you're the best person to develop a quality manual for your product or whether it's worth hiring a QC professional to help instead!

Topics: Product Inspection, Quality Control Checklist

4 Critical Quality Controls For Cosmetics Packaging