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How Quality Audits Help MJS Packaging Reduce Risks and Secure Business (Case Study)

by Maegan Burkhart on 7 Nov 2018 | 0 Comments
Avoid the trial and error of evaluating overseas suppliers. You can learn from MJS Packaging’s purchasing team and manage your risks.

Topics: Packaging, Sourcing, Auditing Factories

Is Shipping from China About to Get a Lot More Expensive?

by Synnove Vandal on 4 Nov 2018 | 0 Comments
Universal Postal Union pullout, enticing holiday shoppers, Toys R Us liquidation, India's draft electronics policy and fast fashion nearshoring in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Textile Products, Consumer Electronics

FSVP Compliance for Food Importers: How a Third Party Can Help

by Crystal Ge on 31 Oct 2018 | 0 Comments
The FDA is currently focused on cooperating with food importers to develop a FSVP. But enforcement will likely increase as FSVP becomes more established. There’s no better time to develop a FSVP than now.

Topics: Legal Requirements, Auditing Factories

Is Your Supplier Acting as a Front for Prison Labor?

by Synnove Vandal on 28 Oct 2018 | 0 Comments
Suppliers using prison labor, Pret a Manger deaths, robot employees, Dixon's domestic incentives and lean production in this week's roundup.

Topics: Auditing Factories, Sourcing, Social Compliance, Best in Manufacturing

23 Fabric Defects to Look Out for During Fabric Inspection

by Samantha Lim on 23 Oct 2018 | 2 Comments
Your customers should never discover fabric defects in any of your products. Knowing these defects will ensure they never surprise you or your customers.

Topics: Product Inspection, Textile Products

Clause In U.S. Mexico and Canada Agreement Could Limit China Trade

by Synnove Vandal on 21 Oct 2018 | 0 Comments
USMCA impacts China trade, first U.S. information security law, distributor education, Tesla delivery logistics and Nylon 6,6 shortage in this week's roundup.

Topics: Internet of Things (IoT), Legal Requirements, Consumer Electronics, Best in Manufacturing

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

China’s New eCommerce Law Strengthens IP Protections

by Synnove Vandal on 14 Oct 2018 | 0 Comments
China's new ecommerce law, manufacturing in Cambodia to avoid tariffs, blockchain opportunities, FDA changes recall policy and brands siding on societal issues in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Social Compliance

Looking for Suppliers? 10 Qualities of the Best Suppliers

by Oliver Knack on 9 Oct 2018 | 1 Comment
These 10 traits will help you sort good suppliers from bad suppliers and help you determine if using a particular supplier is best for your supply chain, customers and business.

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

Beware of These 3 Chinese Factory Scams in Coming Months

by Synnove Vandal on 7 Oct 2018 | 0 Comments
Factory scams, major trade war decisions, cybersecurity threats, U.S. garment production and emotion's influence on success in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Internet of Things (IoT), Textile Products, Social Compliance, Manufacturing Tips & Advice