Vicky Yu

Vicky Yu

Vicky Yu is from Jiangxi Province, China and completed a Masters Degree at Arizona State University. She joined InTouch in July 2014 and is the Quality and Compliance Manager. She loves keeping fit and exploring the outdoors. She is also an excellent cook.
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Alternatives to ANSI ASQ Z1.4 for AQL Sampling During QC Inspection

by Vicky Yu on 19 Apr 2017 | 0 Comments
ANSI ASQ Z1.4 is the industry standard for AQL sampling. But you should always consider your budget, product, lead time & customers in considering alternatives.

Topics: Product Inspection, Acceptable Quality Level (AQL)

Why Importers Need a Quality Control Checklist

by Vicky Yu on 18 Jan 2017 | 0 Comments
Improve your relationship with your supplier and prevent careless errors by learning how to effectively use a quality control checklist.

Topics: Product Inspection, Quality Control Checklist

How to Comply with Legal Requirements for Clothing Labeling

by Vicky Yu on 7 Dec 2016 | 34 Comments
Your clothing isn’t considered finished after the last stitch is sewn. You need proper clothing labels in order to export your order to your customers or you run the risk of it being unsellable.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Legal Requirements

China’s Move up the Industrial Value Chain

by Vicky Yu on 21 Jul 2016 | 0 Comments
China has held its status as a frontrunner in manufacturing the world’s goods for decades. The country produces 80 percent of the world’s air conditioners, 70.6 percent of its mobile phones and up to 63 percent of its shoes. In fact, China’s share of total global manufacturing output was 25 percent last year.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice

3 Ways the Environment Affects Manufacturing

by Vicky Yu on 17 May 2016 | 0 Comments
Like any business venture, manufacturing is often full of challenges, setbacks and surprises. Some of these are related to how the environment affects manufacturing. And while some of them are preventable, there are others that simply fall beyond your scope of control.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice, environmental compliance audit

3 Ways to Monitor Environmental Management Systems

by Vicky Yu on 11 Apr 2016 | 1 Comment
You may feel that monitoring and improving environmental management systems comes secondary to manufacturing a quality product. But nowadays more and more brands think that protecting the environment needs to be an important part of their supply chain. Not only can environmental compliance open doors to working with other retailers for distribution, it can also give stakeholders assurance that you’re taking responsibility to protect our planet from destructive business practices.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice

3 Disruptions to Manufacturing in China

by Vicky Yu on 10 Mar 2016 | 0 Comments
Eliminating disruptions to manufacturing in China is not always entirely possible, but armed with this information they are at least less severe.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice

China’s Electronics Hubs: Huaqiangbei and Zhongguancun

by Vicky Yu on 22 Feb 2016 | 2 Comments
Both of China’s electronics hubs offers something to techies and electronics importers alike. Huaqiangbei is a hot spot for people looking to buy electronic products and parts fresh out of the factory and has similarities to what Zhongguangcun once was. While Zhongguancun still is home to endless aisles of electronics goods to be bought, the legitimacy is amplified by the presence of company headquarters, local university interest, funding and technology incubators.

Topics: Travel Tips & Advice

3 Ways Pollution Affects Manufacturing in China

by Vicky Yu on 1 Feb 2016 | 0 Comments
How does pollution affect manufacturing in China? How have steps taken by the Chinese government to reduce pollution impacted the cost of manufacturing for importers? An overall increase in costs may be inevitable. But as an importer, it makes sense to support your factory in making these improvements as these can help you avoid supply chain issues and save money over time with increased factory efficiency and a lower defect rate.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice

How Effective are Worker Interviews During a Social Compliance Audit?

by Vicky Yu on 11 Jan 2016 | 0 Comments
Worker interviews during a social compliance audit remain an important aspect of investigating if your supplier is compliant with international or brand/retailer standards. An auditor will ask questions about working hours, wages and conditions to uncover whether or not local laws or standards are being violated at the factory. But it’s important to understand that the efforts of worker interviewers can be thwarted by factory management. Still, a social compliance audit remains one of the best ways to investigate your supplier.

Topics: Social Compliance

4 Critical Quality Controls For Cosmetics Packaging