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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5 Day Basic Training Course for an SA8000 Auditor

by Vicky Yu on 26 Nov 2015 | 4 Comments
If you’re importing from a supplier overseas it can be difficult to find transparency. The SA8000 standard has requirements for investigating forced labor, child labor, health & safety and many others common to major brand and retailers. Certification in the SA8000 standard can go a long way in showing you what’s really going on in the factories that manufacture your products.

Topics: Social Compliance

How to Use Retailer Standards for Social Compliance

by Vicky Yu on 28 Oct 2015 | 0 Comments
Most major retailers have their own set of standards for social compliance. But generally, you’ll see some overlap in areas of focus like local law, labor practices, working environment and others. Let’s take a look at a couple international retailers' social compliance standards and some differences in their standards for supplier selection and auditing processes.

Topics: Social Compliance

Social Compliance Audits – Saving More than Just Your Image

by Vicky Yu on 11 Sep 2015 | 0 Comments

What relevance does corporate social responsibility (CSR) play in the world of manufacturing? And how important is CSR to the consumers that buy your products?

Topics: Social Compliance

Social Compliance Audits – Why Importers Need Them

by Vicky Yu on 14 Aug 2015 | 0 Comments
Social compliance means that the factory meets its social obligation concerning working conditions, worker’s health insurance and labor practices. A social compliance audits investigate factories to make sure they are consistently within the ethical framework of standards. In this article, we discuss a few of the benefits to importers that conduct a social compliance audit, aside from helping to protect factory workers from unsafe working conditions.

Topics: Social Compliance

Product Inspection: How to Seal Product Samples

by Vicky Yu on 29 Jun 2015 | 1 Comment
Have you ever sent an approved sample to a factory for your QC inspector to have during inspection? In this article, we’ll walk you through the simple process of sealing samples to prevent tampering and when it matters.This simple yet key preventative measure is often overlooked by many new buyers. Sealing samples protects buyers from innumerable headaches and tons of unwanted costs, which eventually come about when they receive a substandard order.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice

Chinese Factory Workers: 2 Challenges Females Face

by Vicky Yu on 9 Jun 2015 | 0 Comments
What’s it like to work in a Chinese factory? Most of us that haven’t visited a factory in China probably have a less than flattering impression of what life might be like working in one. And the difficulties of working in a Chinese factory are often compounded for women. Here we look at two types of challenges women commonly face throughout their time while working in the manufacturing industry in China.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice

6 Essential Tools for Product Inspection

by Vicky Yu on 24 Mar 2015 | 1 Comment
What tools does your QC company use during product inspection? How can you be sure that your inspection company is using the right tools? So what is one way you can assess whether or not your inspection company is delivering accurate reports? Take a look at the tools they're using to conduct inspection.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice, product inspection tools

What are Pantone Colors and How Do We Use Them?

by Vicky Yu on 3 Feb 2015 | 3 Comments
Has your supplier or QC company ever asked for the Pantone color spec of your products? If you ever wonder what are Pantone colors and how there used to make and inspect your products you came to the right article. We'll tell you everything you need to know about Pantone colors and how we use them.

Topics: Quality Q&A

What Does Ganbei Mean?

by Vicky Yu on 29 Dec 2014 | 1 Comment
If you've ever drank baijiu or other Chinese alcohol in a social or business setting with Chinese people, you've probably heard the word "ganbei" as some point. Depending on how many drinks you've already had and where you were in China, you may have heard this brief phrase belted out...

Topics: Cultural Notes from the East

4 Critical Quality Controls For Cosmetics Packaging