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China Launches Challenge to U.S. Tariffs at WTO

by Synnove Vandal on 17 Feb 2019 | 0 Comments
China launches official WTO tariff complaint, nations discuss global ecommerce regulation and IKEA's all-electric delivery fleet in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Legal Requirements, Globalization

6 Steps to Supplier Quality Development

by Graham Young on 12 Feb 2019 | 1 Comment
Suppliers are, without a doubt, an integral factor in the success of any organization. We'll walk you through six steps to supplier quality development.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Auditing Factories, Working with Factories

India's New eCommerce Policy Threatens U.S. Companies

by Synnove Vandal on 10 Feb 2019 | 0 Comments
India's new ecommerce policy, product recalls throughout your supply chain and entrepreneurs struggling amid China's transition in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Sourcing

Children Mine Cobalt for Your Electronics. But Blockchain Can Fix That.

by Synnove Vandal on 3 Feb 2019 | 0 Comments
Blockchain solution for child labor, paid loyalty programs and Bangladeshi factory worker strike in this week's roundup.

Topics: Consumer Electronics, Social Compliance, Sourcing, Textile Products

16 Defects to Avoid with Your Cast Iron Cookware Manufacturer

by Steven Li on 30 Jan 2019 | 0 Comments
Cast iron cookware is making a comeback. Which is why it's more important than ever to keep an eye out for defects. Is your production process susceptible to these 16 cast iron defects?

Topics: Cookware and Kitchenware, Product Inspection

U.S. Importers Can Legally Avoid Tariffs with This Unknown Loophole

by Synnove Vandal on 27 Jan 2019 | 0 Comments
Tariff loophole for U.S. importers, tackling ecommerce packaging challenges and Cambodia garment industry improvements in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Social Compliance, Textile Products, Packaging

Chinese New Year: Essential Knowledge and Advice for Importers

by Maegan Burkhart on 25 Jan 2019 | 0 Comments
Importers should expect Chinese New Year to disrupt their supply chain for at least a month, as workers leave early and factories require time after the holiday to ramp up production again.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Working with Factories

How Quality Audits Help Purchasers with Supplier Risk Management

by Matthew Milasius on 23 Jan 2019 | 0 Comments
Evaluating suppliers remotely is difficult, if not impossible. But failing to assess supplier capabilities can put your company at risk. Here's why quality audits are an essential tool for your risk management strategy.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Sourcing, Auditing Factories

EU Fines Guess €40 Million Amid Geo-blocking Crackdown

by Synnove Vandal on 20 Jan 2019 | 0 Comments
EU geo-blocking crackdown, China plans 150 new logistics hubs and denim supply chain sustainability in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Social Compliance, Legal Requirements

You're Wrong: Chinese Factories Don't Only Make Poor Quality Products

by Vicky Yu on 16 Jan 2019 | 5 Comments
High-quality goods are made in high-tech Chinese factories on a daily basis. When sourcing products from China, consider how the price you ask for affects Chinese product quality!

Topics: Working with Factories