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9 Requirements of an SA8000 Social Compliance Audit Checklist

by John Niggl on 3 Sep 2019 | 5 Comments
Social Accountability 8000 (SA8000) is a good starting point for importers that are new to compliance. Here are 9 requirements of a SA8000 social audit checklist to help you evaluate your supplier and identify compliance issues.

Topics: Social Compliance, Auditing Factories, Working with Factories

5 Different Types of Audits to Evaluate Your Supplier

by Maegan Burkhart on 23 Jul 2019 | 2 Comments
Factory audit remain an undervalued tool among importers to evaluate suppliers and minimize their risk. Here are five different types of audits to help you evaluate your suppliers and minimize risk in your supply chain.

Topics: Sourcing, Auditing Factories

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

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

10 Factory Quality Audit Checklist Essentials

by George Huang on 2 Jan 2019 | 10 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

Which Quality Audit Type Do You Need for Your Supplier?

by Crystal Ge on 19 Dec 2018 | 0 Comments
All importers can benefit from a quality audit. But don't settle for a QC company that can't adequately assess your suppliers. When it comes to supplier evaluations, there's no need for risk.

Topics: Auditing Factories, Working with Factories

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: Auditing Factories, Legal Requirements

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

7 Factory Systems Your GMP Audit Checklist Should Address

by Vicky Yu on 12 Sep 2018 | 3 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: Auditing Factories, Working with Factories

GMP Compliance of Foreign Suppliers: The Importer’s Guide (eBook)

by Maegan Burkhart on 29 Aug 2018 | 3 Comments
Don’t wait until FDA inspectors arrive at your supplier’s factory to uncover GMP compliance issues. We’ve written an eBook, GMP Compliance of Foreign Suppliers: The Importer’s Guide, to help you and your suppliers assess FDA inspection readiness before it’s too late.

Topics: Auditing Factories, Working with Factories