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10 Factory Quality Audit Checklist Essentials

by George Huang on 2 Jan 2019 | 9 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 | 2 Comments
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

Wood Warping and How to Prevent It

by John Niggl on 27 Jun 2018 | 45 Comments
Products made of wood can play tricks on you. While they might look fine at first, wood warping can distort what was once a perfectly fine item. But by knowing how wood warping is caused, you can take steps to make sure wood doesn't become disfigured and useless.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice

How Importers Find the Right Suppliers at Trade Shows in China

by Elyssa Verhoogen on 27 Sep 2017 | 1 Comment
Communicating with potential suppliers on the floor of trade shows in China is often complicated at best. Here are some trade show tips for success!

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

Made in China 2025 and What It Means for Your Supply Chain

by Maegan Burkhart on 23 Aug 2017 | 1 Comment
Made in China 2025 is a Chinese government initiative that could bring sweeping changes to your supply chain. Get the facts to prepare for China's move up the value chain!

Topics: Quality Control News, Manufacturing Tips & Advice

Factory Efficiency: 5 Common Examples of Poor Factory Layout & Process Setup

by Renaud Anjoran on 19 May 2017 | 0 Comments
The general layout, and the way processes are set up, have a strong impact on factory efficiency. Here are 5 typical issues we have seen in Asia.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice