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

Chinese Trademark Theft on the Rise After a Five-Year Low

by Synnove Vandal on 2 Sep 2018 | 0 Comments
This week on Best in Manufacturing, Chinese trademark theft is on the rise after a five-year low, Japanese automakers face ongoing quality control issues and U.S. companies weigh in on plans to tax Chinese imports.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Social Compliance, Sourcing, Quality Control Checklist, Globalization

Is the Trade War Pushing Manufacturing Out of China?

by Ella Noll on 26 Aug 2018 | 1 Comment
This week on Best in Manufacturing, learn how companies are shifting their production lines outside China due to the trade war, how maker spaces are leading the future of Vietnamese innovation and more!

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Sourcing, Working with Factories

China's Fading Garment and Textile Industries

by Matthew Milasius on 6 May 2018 | 1 Comment
This week on Best in Manufacturing, times are changing for Chinese garment and textile factories, how to search for garment suppliers on Alibaba, hiring a third-party inspection firm without angering your supplier and more!

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Sourcing

Ecommerce Sellers: 5 Factors for Choosing a Supplier

by Matthew Milasius on 29 Apr 2018 | 0 Comments
This week on Best in Manufacturing, discover five important sourcing considerations for ecommerce sellers, what's changed in Bangladesh's garment industry 5 years after the Rana Plaza collapse and more!

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Social Compliance, Sourcing

It's Not Just About Quality: 4 More Factors to Consider When Sourcing

by Sunny Wong on 11 Apr 2018 | 2 Comments
Avoiding issues with your supplier often starts at the very beginning of the sourcing process: choosing the right supplier to work with. Don't overlook these factors when sourcing in Asia!

Topics: Sourcing, Working with Factories

4 Critical Quality Controls For Cosmetics Packaging