Insight from Chinese Factories: Export Surges, Labor Shorts

by Polly Chen on 12 Jan 2021 | 0 Comments
In this week's roundup, let's learn about the labor shortage in some Chinese factories, H&M's new sustainable packaging, and Nike's sales increase.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Packaging

Maintaining Quality and Compliance During COVID-19

by Oliver Knack on 7 Apr 2020 | 2 Comments
Quality control is essential for all the imports during the manufacturing process. Let's learn about how to maintain quality level even under the disruption of COVID-19.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Supply chain

Malaysia Is Developing Manufacturing Hubs to Win More Business

by Polly Chen on 17 Nov 2019 | 0 Comments
Learn about Malaysia's manufacturing hubs, why can't Vietnam replace China and EU's softer stance toward revoking Cambodia's EBA status in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Manufacturing Tips & Advice

Manufacturing in India vs. China

by John Niggl on 1 Nov 2019 | 5 Comments
Manufacturing in India stands out as a cost-effective alternative to China. Let’s explore how manufacturing compares between India and China and whether India may be the right sourcing choice for you.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Sourcing

Is Cambodia Poised to Become a Major Manufacturing Hub?

by AQF Team on 23 Oct 2019 | 0 Comments
Cambodia has one of the lowest labor costs in Asia. The country's geographic proximity to Thailand and Vietnam is also considered a strategic advantage. Let’s delve more deeply to see if Cambodia can be your next manufacturing hub.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Sourcing

Manufacturing In Vietnam: 5 Key Factors For Moving From China

by Maegan Burkhart on 16 Oct 2019 | 24 Comments
Many importers have found moving manufacturing to Vietnam isn’t as simple as just finding a new supplier. 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

What You Should Consider Before Manufacturing in Bangladesh

by AQF Team on 9 Oct 2019 | 2 Comments
Bangladesh’s labor costs are some of the lowest in Asia and the world. There are clearly opportunities for labor-intensive industries there. Check this out and explore greater detail of manufacturing in Bangladesh.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Sourcing, QC in Bangladesh

Importing from Indonesia: Is This a Viable Alternative to China?

by AQF Team on 25 Sep 2019 | 0 Comments
Indonesia has thriving economy, improved logistics and infrastructure and rapidly growing labor force. Let's look at the five factors you should consider before moving your manufacturing to Indonesia.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Sourcing

Thailand Manufacturing: An Alternative to Sourcing from China

by Maegan Burkhart on 18 Sep 2019 | 0 Comments
Thailand is one country perfectly suited to serve as an alternative manufacturing base to China. Here are four factors you should consider for your Thailand manufacturing supply chain.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Sourcing

Asia Sourcing Guide: 11 Top Alternatives to China (eBook)

by Maegan Burkhart on 12 Sep 2019 | 0 Comments
An unsuitable manufacturing location can disrupt your supply chain and customer relationships. Check out this eBook and learn how to choose the right sourcing location in Asia.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Sourcing, asia sourcing

4 Critical Quality Controls For Cosmetics Packaging