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What Do U.S. State Sales Tax Changes Mean for Your eCommerce Business?

by Synnove Vandal on 30 Sep 2018 | 0 Comments
Critical U.S. state sales tax changes, Lego attempts 'green' sourcing, improving labor conditions for Bangladeshi garment workers and more in this week's roundup.

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

How Product Inspectors Use Quality Control Checklists

by Crystal Ge on 28 Sep 2018 | 2 Comments
QC inspectors are your eyes and ears when it comes to checking your product for quality defects and conducting on-site tests. Take the guesswork out of product inspections and learn how to create a QC checklist with all the information your inspector needs to make a decision just like you would!

Topics: Product Inspection, Quality Control Checklist, Packaging, Acceptable Quality Level (AQL)

FDA Inspection Readiness: What to Expect and How to Prepare

by George Huang on 26 Sep 2018 | 0 Comments
How can you ensure FDA inspection readiness? Start here by learning the four types of FDA inspections. Then develop a plan and prepare before inspectors arrive at your doorstep.

Topics: Legal Requirements, Working with Factories

Tariffs Force Automaker to Pull New Model from U.S. Market

by Synnove Vandal on 23 Sep 2018 | 0 Comments
Automotive tariffs, consumer criticism of product destruction, India's manufacturing growth, how packaging influencing consumer satisfaction and fighting food fraud with blockchain in this week's roundup!

Topics: Product Destruction, Packaging, Best in Manufacturing

21 Casting Defects and How to Prevent Them in Your Products

by Sunny Wong on 19 Sep 2018 | 0 Comments
Are your products suffering from casting defects? The good news is they're entirely preventable. Read on for causes and prevention of the top casting defects.

Topics: Acceptable Quality Level (AQL), Quality Control Checklist, Product Inspection

How has CPSIA regulation changed manufacturing since 2008?

by Synnove Vandal on 16 Sep 2018 | 0 Comments
This week's top stories include the 10-year anniversary of CPSIA regulations, protecting intellectual property from copycat fashion and how eCommerce brands can compete with Amazon.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Legal Requirements, Product Inspection

7 Factory Systems Your GMP Audit Checklist Should Address

by Vicky Yu on 12 Sep 2018 | 0 Comments
A GMP audit checklist is one of the most effective tools to assess a supplier’s FDA inspection readiness. You can start preparing now! Read on for 7 essential systems to include in your audit checklist.

Topics: Working with Factories, Auditing Factories

Do Consumers Have the Right to Repair Your Products?

by Synnove Vandal on 9 Sep 2018 | 0 Comments
Right to repair legislation, online retailers moving to brick-and-mortar, public relations for manufacturers and more in this week's Best in Manufacturing.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Social Compliance, Sourcing

Don't Neglect Incoming Quality Control for Components and Materials

by Maegan Burkhart on 4 Sep 2018 | 2 Comments
Manufacturing a quality product starts with using quality materials and components. That’s why it’s vital to catch any quality issues in parts and materials before production starts with incoming quality control.

Topics: Product Inspection

Chinese Trademark Theft on the Rise After a Five-Year Low

by Synnove Vandal on 2 Sep 2018 | 0 Comments
This week on Best in Manufacturing, Chinese trademark theft is on the rise after a five-year low, Japanese automakers face ongoing quality control issues and U.S. companies weigh in on plans to tax Chinese imports.

Topics: Globalization, Quality Control Checklist, Best in Manufacturing, Social Compliance, Sourcing