Maegan Burkhart

Maegan Burkhart

Maegan Burkhart is from Tulsa, Oklahoma and a graduate of George Washington University. She joined the marketing team in January 2017 and continued working with InTouch and later Asia Quality Focus until 2019. She enjoys traveling, politics and reading.
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Recent Posts

Manufacturing In Vietnam: 5 Key Factors For Moving From China

by Maegan Burkhart on 16 Oct 2019 | 24 Comments
Many importers have found moving manufacturing to Vietnam isn’t as simple as just finding a new supplier. Let’s look at four key factors to consider before you move your manufacturing from China to Vietnam.

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

Thailand Manufacturing: An Alternative to Sourcing from China

by Maegan Burkhart on 18 Sep 2019 | 0 Comments
Thailand is one country perfectly suited to serve as an alternative manufacturing base to China. Here are four factors you should consider for your Thailand manufacturing supply chain.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Sourcing

Asia Sourcing Guide: 11 Top Alternatives to China (eBook)

by Maegan Burkhart on 12 Sep 2019 | 0 Comments
An unsuitable manufacturing location can disrupt your supply chain and customer relationships. Check out this eBook and learn how to choose the right sourcing location in Asia.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Sourcing, asia sourcing

3 Ways AQF’s Lab Testing Reports Help You Ensure Product Compliance

by Maegan Burkhart on 21 Aug 2019 | 0 Comments
Obtaining test results from a reliable lab is essential to being able to show compliance to customs officials, customers and suppliers. AQF's lab testing reports make it easy for you to verify product compliance.

Topics: Legal Requirements, Lab Testing

Need Product Lab Testing Fast? Here’s How AQF Cuts Your Lead Time

by Maegan Burkhart on 14 Aug 2019 | 0 Comments
Testing can become even slower if you’re working with a non-responsive lab technician. But AQF Online helps you cut lead times and book product lab testing services faster than ever.

Topics: Lab Testing

How SquareNuts Found One Easy Inspection and Lab Testing Solution (Case Study)

by Maegan Burkhart on 7 Aug 2019 | 1 Comment
Importing goods from Asia exposes your supply chain to many risks. Quality control inspections and lab testing can help you ensure goods meet your customers’ quality requirements and mandatory legal requirements.

Topics: Lab Testing

5 Different Types of Audits to Evaluate Your Supplier

by Maegan Burkhart on 23 Jul 2019 | 2 Comments
Factory audit remain an undervalued tool among importers to evaluate suppliers and minimize their risk. Here are five different types of audits to help you evaluate your suppliers and minimize risk in your supply chain.

Topics: Sourcing, Auditing Factories

EN 71 Toy Testing: What EU Toy Importers Must Know

by Maegan Burkhart on 17 Jul 2019 | 0 Comments
Toys are commonly recalled for noncompliance with the EC Toy Safety Directive and EN 71 requirements. Check out these toy tests to verify your supplier’s goods and protect your business from liability.
If you closely follow the European toy industry, you’ll know toys are commonly recalled for noncompliance with the EC Toy Safety Directive and

Topics: Legal Requirements, Lab Testing, toy testing

5 Color Fastness Tests to Prevent Textile Fading and Staining

by Maegan Burkhart on 10 Jul 2019 | 0 Comments
Consumers don’t like their textiles to change colors or bleed during washing, under the sun or anywhere else. Here are five of the most common color fastness tests that a third-party laboratory can conduct to maintain your fabric's color.

Topics: Textile Products, Lab Testing

6 Areas Every Buyer Should Check During a Factory Visit

by Maegan Burkhart on 2 Jul 2019 | 1 Comment
Visiting a factory can be a valuable opportunity to informally evaluate the factory. Here are six areas that you should check when visiting your factory.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Working with Factories

4 Critical Quality Controls For Cosmetics Packaging