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Manufacturing in Vietnam: 4 Key Factors for Moving from China

by Maegan Burkhart on 27 Feb 2019 | 6 Comments
More and more importers are considering shifting production to Vietnam with the U.S.-China trade war. Let’s look at four key factors to consider before you move your manufacturing from China to Vietnam.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Sourcing, Working with 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

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

10 Factory Quality Audit Checklist Essentials

by George Huang on 2 Jan 2019 | 5 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

Video Series: How Experienced Importers Limit Product Defects in 3 Stages

by Maegan Burkhart on 26 Dec 2018 | 0 Comments
Defective products that reach customers can sink your importing business, fast. That’s why experienced importers seek to limit product defects before disaster strikes. But how can you take the first steps towards fewer product defects and improved product quality?

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice, QC Processes and Terminology, Quality Control Checklist

How to Write a Purchase Order to Protect Your Overseas Shipment

by John Niggl on 13 Nov 2018 | 1 Comment
Issuing an effective purchase order is critical for protecting your international shipment, but what is it? And why is having certain information on your PO so vital to successful manufacturing?

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice

Looking for Suppliers? 10 Qualities of the Best Suppliers

by Oliver Knack on 9 Oct 2018 | 2 Comments
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, Sourcing, Working with Factories

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, Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Social Compliance, Textile Products, Internet of Things (IoT)

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