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Wood Warping and How to Prevent It

by John Niggl on 27 Jun 2018 | 41 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

How to Comply with Legal Requirements for Clothing Labeling

by Vicky Yu on 7 Dec 2016 | 2 Comments
Your clothing isn’t considered finished after the last stitch is sewn. You need proper clothing labels in order to export your order to your customers or you run the risk of it being unsellable.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Legal Requirements

How to Avoid Working with Factories that Close Unexpectedly

by Stacy Bruce on 23 Sep 2016 | 0 Comments
Factories that close unexpectedly are a nightmare for importers. What can you do to avoid working with those factories, and what can you do if you find yourself in that situation?

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice

China’s Move up the Industrial Value Chain

by Vicky Yu on 21 Jul 2016 | 0 Comments
China has held its status as a frontrunner in manufacturing the world’s goods for decades. The country produces 80 percent of the world’s air conditioners, 70.6 percent of its mobile phones and up to 63 percent of its shoes. In fact, China’s share of total global manufacturing output was 25 percent last year.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice

What Do Suppliers Do with Rejected Products?

by Chao Wang on 8 Jun 2016 | 5 Comments
Once products are found to be defective, you shouldn't assume that they'll be taken care of properly. If your branding is on any rejected products, you especially need to communicate with your supplier to make sure they aren't sold to your competitors or to local markets.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice

3 Benefits of Third-Party Inspection for Suppliers

by Stacy Bruce on 25 May 2016 | 0 Comments

Some suppliers respond negatively to an importer telling them they’d like a third-party inspector to check the product at the factory. You might hear a supplier say something like “we don’t need them” or “we have our own quality control staff”.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice

3 Ways the Environment Affects Manufacturing

by Vicky Yu on 17 May 2016 | 0 Comments
Like any business venture, manufacturing is often full of challenges, setbacks and surprises. Some of these are related to how the environment affects manufacturing. And while some of them are preventable, there are others that simply fall beyond your scope of control.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice