Manufacturing Country

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 | 7 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

Chinese Forced Prison Labor Poses Risk to Garment Supply Chains

by Synnove Vandal on 13 Jan 2019 | 0 Comments
Garment supply chain forced labor, Johnson & Johnson talc QC and Chinese government drops "Made in China 2025" in this week's roundup.

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

9 Ways to Improve Communication with Your Chinese Supplier

by Maegan Burkhart on 8 Jan 2019 | 0 Comments
Having communication problems with your supplier? Perhaps the factory doesn’t understand your requirements. Or maybe your factory contact is slow to communicate or altogether unresponsive.These nine tips will help you start improving communication with your Chinese supplier now.

Topics: Working with Factories

Rising Holiday Return Rates Could Sink Your eCommerce Profits

by Synnove Vandal on 6 Jan 2019 | 0 Comments
Rising holiday returns, scooter sharing quality issues and manufacturer-targeted cyberattacks in this week’s roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Sourcing, Working with Factories, Internet of Things (IoT)

10 Factory Quality Audit Checklist Essentials

by George Huang on 2 Jan 2019 | 6 Comments
A little risk is inevitable when manufacturing abroad. But don't let that risk define your supplier relationships. A quality audit checklist with these 10 points can help you make objective decisions about business partnerships.

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

Indian Entrepreneurs Could Reduce Online Garment Returns with AI

by Synnove Vandal on 30 Dec 2018 | 0 Comments
AI garment-sizing solution, UPS' 2018 rate increases, Vietnam trade war relocation, Accord on Fire and Building Safety and Silicon Valley supply chains in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Consumer Electronics, Social Compliance, Textile Products