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Maegan Burkhart

Maegan Burkhart

Maegan Burkhart is from Tulsa, Oklahoma and a graduate of George Washington University. She joined the InTouch marketing team in January 2017. She enjoys traveling, politics and reading.
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Recent Posts

Chinese New Year: Essential Knowledge and Advice for Importers

by Maegan Burkhart on 25 Jan 2019 | 0 Comments
Importers should expect Chinese New Year to disrupt their supply chain for at least a month, as workers leave early and factories require time after the holiday to ramp up production again.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Working with Factories

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

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

How Quality Audits Help MJS Packaging Reduce Risks and Secure Business (Case Study)

by Maegan Burkhart on 7 Nov 2018 | 0 Comments
Avoid the trial and error of evaluating overseas suppliers. You can learn from MJS Packaging’s purchasing team and manage your risks.

Topics: Packaging, Sourcing, Auditing Factories

Don't Neglect Incoming Quality Control for Components and Materials

by Maegan Burkhart on 4 Sep 2018 | 2 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

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

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 Steps to the Carton Drop Test

by Maegan Burkhart on 11 Jul 2018 | 1 Comment
Never assume your supplier will automatically take the steps to protect your products with the appropriate packaging. Ensure your packaging meets your quality standards and protects your products by conducting a package drop test.

Topics: Packaging, Product Inspection

What's the Difference between Product Testing and Product Inspection?

by Maegan Burkhart on 5 Jul 2018 | 0 Comments
Don't know the difference between product testing and product inspection? Let's explore the difference between these two quality management options available to you and see how they might fit into your quality control plan.

Topics: Product Inspection, QC Processes and Terminology

9 Lab Tests for Packaging That Could Save Your Products

by Maegan Burkhart on 9 May 2018 | 0 Comments
Packaging testing in a certified lab can help you solve persistent packaging quality problems and save your products from getting damaged during shipping and handling.

Topics: Packaging