Manufacturing Country

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

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

Chinese Forced Prison Labor Poses Risk to Garment Supply Chains

by Synnove Vandal on 13 Jan 2019 | 0 Comments
Garment supply chain forced labor, Johnson & Johnson talc QC and Chinese government drops "Made in China 2025" in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Social Compliance, Sourcing, Textile Products

Rising Holiday Return Rates Could Sink Your eCommerce Profits

by Synnove Vandal on 6 Jan 2019 | 0 Comments
Rising holiday returns, scooter sharing quality issues and manufacturer-targeted cyberattacks in this week’s roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Sourcing, Working with Factories, Internet of Things (IoT)

Alibaba's "New Manufacturing" Plan Aims to Revolutionize Garment Production

by Synnove Vandal on 23 Dec 2018 | 0 Comments
Alibaba's New Manufacturing plan, Chinese factory labor shortage, same-day shipping, building domestic manufacturing and a greener supply chain in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Sourcing, Textile Products

President Xi and Trump's Trade Truce May Be Short-Lived

by Synnove Vandal on 16 Dec 2018 | 0 Comments
Short-lived trade truce, sub-Saharan Africa sourcing, supply chain climate change, Made in America production and Amazon sellers tariff strategy in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Sourcing, Textile Products, Working with Factories

Is Your Supplier Acting as a Front for Prison Labor?

by Synnove Vandal on 28 Oct 2018 | 0 Comments
Suppliers using prison labor, Pret a Manger deaths, robot employees, Dixon's domestic incentives and lean production in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Social Compliance, Sourcing, Auditing Factories

Looking for Suppliers? 10 Qualities of the Best Suppliers

by Oliver Knack on 9 Oct 2018 | 3 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

What Do U.S. State Sales Tax Changes Mean for Your eCommerce Business?

by Synnove Vandal on 30 Sep 2018 | 0 Comments
Critical U.S. state sales tax changes, Lego attempts 'green' sourcing, improving labor conditions for Bangladeshi garment workers and more in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Social Compliance, Sourcing, Textile Products

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