Megan Young

Megan Young

Megan Young is from Dallas, Texas and has lived in both Beijing and Shenzhen. She is a history/trivia buff, and loves SciFi movies, logic puzzles, and sharing good food with good people. She worked with InTouch as a Client Manager from 2013 to 2015.
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Recent Posts

3 Reasons Your Supplier Might be Sending You the Wrong Message

by Megan Young on 28 Dec 2015 | 0 Comments
A lot of buyers express frustration in getting accurate information from their supplier. Supplier miscommunication can lead to shipping delays, quality problems and a host of other issues. Communication by phone, email or even through a face-to-face meeting at the factory can leave a lot of room for interpretation. Maybe your supplier is unwittingly sending you the wrong message.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice

3 Ways Product Inspection Helps Importers Meet Shipping Deadlines

by Megan Young on 23 Nov 2015 | 0 Comments
Many importers worry about meeting commitments they’ve made to their customers. What’s the solution? Product inspection helps importers meet deadlines.

Topics: Product Inspection

Packaging Engineers – What Your Factory Didn’t Tell You

by Megan Young on 25 Sep 2015 | 0 Comments
One of the most common reasons for quality control inspections to FAIL is surprisingly simple and has nothing to do with the actual item you are buying from a factory. “Poor”, “damaged” or “inadequate” packaging are all possible culprits for failed inspection. Packaging is also the most common bit of production that will be subcontracted out to other companies, since most buyers choose suppliers based on their ability to make the actual item they want to sell instead of their capacity to make paper or plastic packaging.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice

Product Inspection and Lab Testing to Verify Quality of Materials

by Megan Young on 9 Sep 2015 | 0 Comments
How can you be sure you are getting the quality materials you want in your product? The substitution of original quality materials for cheaper, lower quality ones is an unfortunate but very recurring problem in products made in China and elsewhere. So let’s look more closely at leather for the sake of breaking down product inspection and lab testing for quality of materials .

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Lab Testing

Avoid Counterfeit Products through Supplier Verification

by Megan Young on 21 Aug 2015 | 0 Comments
It is no secret that China has been one of the world’s largest sources of knockoff products for years. As a buyer how can you be sure that you are not getting what is essentially a knockoff of your own product? Here is how supplier verification can help you keep up with your product’s quality and avoid any low quality materials from sneaking onto the assembly floor.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice

4 Types of Social Compliance Violations

by Megan Young on 27 Jul 2015 | 0 Comments
There are many different frameworks you can use to conduct a social compliance audit. The questions these frameworks use and the areas they focus on also differ. In this article, we'll tell you about four common areas where we typically find social compliance infractions.

Topics: Social Compliance

4 Types of Cookware Testing for Product Inspection

by Megan Young on 20 Jul 2015 | 0 Comments
Have you considered some of the issues that can arise when a cookware item fails during use? Enamel can chip off. Handles on a skillet can come apart. Appliance can short circuit or catch fire. In this article, you'll learn about some of the common types of product testing commonly performed for cookware.

Topics: Special Inspection Tests

China QC Insider’s Tip: Seal Defect Samples

by Megan Young on 23 Jun 2015 | 0 Comments
Have you ever received an inspection report from your China QC team and not been clear about the severity of a particular quality defect found in your order? If you’re like most buyers, you’ve probably had trouble being sure about a defect just by looking at a photograph in a report. You might have wished you could actually look at the defective product in person to be sure about whether or not it’s serious. Having samples of defects sealed on-site during inspections can be an invaluable resource to you as the buyer.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice

Product Inspection in China – The Truth Revealed

by Megan Young on 29 May 2015 | 0 Comments
How affective is product inspection in China really? How far does quality inspection go in making sure the products you receive meet your requirements? In this article, we’re going to be frank about the true value that quality control inspections deliver to your products. .

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice

Don't Let These 3 Factors Delay Product Inspection

by Megan Young on 27 Apr 2015 | 0 Comments
Booking a product inspection at one of your suppliers, particularly in China and other East Asian countries, is rarely so easy. And assuming that inspection will be booked smoothly the moment your 3rd-party QC company and supplier have been introduced is one of the most common mistakes made by buyers. In this article you’ll learn about three factors that affect scheduling a product inspection and ways you can minimize their influence.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice

4 Critical Quality Controls For Cosmetics Packaging