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Stacy Bruce

Stacy Bruce

Stacy Bruce comes from Adelaide, Australia and joined the InTouch team after working and studying in Shanghai and Beijing. She loves to exercise, learn languages and write novels. She worked with InTouch as a Client Manager from 2015 to September 2016.
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Quality Control Inspection Checklists and How to Use Them

by Stacy Bruce on 17 Oct 2018 | 19 Comments
Creating a quality control inspection checklist should be among the first steps you take to develop an effective quality control program. A detailed checklist can save you a lot of trouble in the long run. It can defend against sub-standard or non-conforming goods.

Topics: Product Inspection, Quality Control Checklist

How to Avoid Working with Factories that Close Unexpectedly

by Stacy Bruce on 23 Sep 2016 | 0 Comments
Factories that close unexpectedly are a nightmare for importers. What can you do to avoid working with those factories, and what can you do if you find yourself in that situation?

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice

4 Challenges of QC for Complicated Products

by Stacy Bruce on 1 Jul 2016 | 0 Comments
With a little knowledge of challenges to QC for complicated products, you can you can maintain adequate QC oversight without delays.

Topics: Product Inspection

3 Benefits of Third-Party Inspection for Suppliers

by Stacy Bruce on 25 May 2016 | 0 Comments

Some suppliers respond negatively to an importer telling them they’d like a third-party inspector to check the product at the factory. You might hear a supplier say something like “we don’t need them” or “we have our own quality control staff”.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice

3 Complications of Sub-Suppliers and How to Avoid Them

by Stacy Bruce on 13 Apr 2016 | 0 Comments
Knowing these three complications of sub-suppliers can help you maintain a very reliable and socially compliant supply chain.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice

3 Vital Questions to Ask before Product Rework

by Stacy Bruce on 24 Mar 2016 | 0 Comments
Rework sometimes comes at a considerable cost, can delay shipping and can even create more defects than it fixes. But sometimes it can also fix minor, major, or critical defects affecting your order. The final decision to rework or not depends on your situation and ultimately rests in your hands.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice

Top 5 On-site Tests for Watches

by Stacy Bruce on 7 Mar 2016 | 2 Comments
Have you ever needed to get a wrist watch repaired after condensation fogged up the watch face? Did you ever give a watch to someone as a gift only to have the leather wristband fall apart just weeks later? Ensure that your customers are receiving the level of quality they're paying for by carrying out these five on-site tests during your next watch inspection.

Topics: Special Inspection Tests

Top 5 On-site Tests for Bags and Suitcases

by Stacy Bruce on 21 Jan 2016 | 1 Comment
Many of us have had a bad experience with buying a cheaply made bag. Chances are that cheap bag wasn’t tested for quality and durability before leaving the factory that made it. If you’re an importer of bags or an end consumer, it pays to be familiar with these simple tests for bags and suitcases typically carried out during product inspection. Whether they’ll be used for hauling school books, carrying groceries or will be shaken up in the cargo hold of an airplane, consider the value of your bag’s contents when deciding how important quality is to you.

Topics: Special Inspection Tests

4 Things a Product Inspection Report Will NOT Tell You

by Stacy Bruce on 4 Jan 2016 | 1 Comment
Carrying out product inspection before shipping can tell you a lot about the status of your order and the quality of your products. But it’s important to understand what a product inspection report will not tell you. You should use the report to make more informed decisions regarding your product and shipment, as opposed to expecting the report to solve all of your problems on its own. If you have questions about what to expect from a product inspection report, don’t be afraid to ask your inspector directly.

Topics: Product Inspection

“Making it” in China – The Factory Workers that Make Your Products

by Stacy Bruce on 1 Dec 2015 | 0 Comments
Chinese factory workers still face the same issues that have affected many others of nations strengthened by growth in manufacturing. Some continue to live with poor working conditions, safety concerns and a lack of collective bargaining rights. But factories are adapting and improving following increased pressure from brands and retailers to adhere to social compliance standards. Wages are rising. People are leaving a life of poverty and joining the ranks of a growing middle class. And China continues to see consistent economic growth built on manufacturing might.

Topics: Sourcing