Moving Production Away from China? Get the Best Freight Pricing with These 3 Tips

by Devorah Wolf on 2 Oct 2019 | 0 Comments
If you’re considering moving production out of China, you’re not alone. Here are three strategies for you to make sure you are getting the best pricing when making this move.

Topics: Sourcing

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

New Monitoring Body to Replace The Accord in Bangladesh

by Polly Chen on 22 Sep 2019 | 0 Comments
Learn the new body that will replace the Accord in Bangladesh, Thailand's "relocation package" and asbestos in cosmetics in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Sourcing, Legal Requirements

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

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

5 China Sourcing Alternatives in Asia

by John Niggl on 11 Jun 2019 | 2 Comments
Thinking about relocating? Take a look at some of the different opportunities and challenges importers might experience in each of these China sourcing alternatives.

Topics: Sourcing, quality control in china

U.S. Blacklists Huawei in Trade War Move

by Polly Chen on 2 Jun 2019 | 0 Comments
Learn about U.S.'s ban on Huawei, relocating manufacturing lines in Vietnam and DHL's drone delivery service in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Sourcing

India's New eCommerce Policy Threatens U.S. Companies

by Synnove Vandal on 10 Feb 2019 | 0 Comments
India's new ecommerce policy, product recalls throughout your supply chain and entrepreneurs struggling amid China's transition in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Sourcing

Children Mine Cobalt for Your Electronics. But Blockchain Can Fix That.

by Synnove Vandal on 3 Feb 2019 | 0 Comments
Blockchain solution for child labor, paid loyalty programs and Bangladeshi factory worker strike in this week's roundup.

Topics: Consumer Electronics, Social Compliance, Sourcing, Textile Products

4 Critical Quality Controls For Cosmetics Packaging