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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: Quality Control Checklist, Product Inspection

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 | 0 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

3 Ways to Handle Defective Products

by Stacy Bruce on 16 Feb 2016 | 2 Comments
Unfortunately, no factory is perfect with their production. Product defects are common in manufacturing. They can come in all shapes and sizes. And they’re a problem that can significantly affect you, as an importer, and your bottom line. So how can you handle defective products? The goal here is to get your factory to reduce their frequency of defects and hold them accountable for defects that still occur. Here are three ways to handle defective products.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Product Inspection

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

3 Key Areas of Quality Control for Garments

by Stacy Bruce on 12 Jan 2016 | 2 Comments
Learn about the different areas concerning quality control for garments, including measuring dimensions and on-site testing during inspection to lab tests.

Topics: Product Inspection, Textile Products