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6 Steps to Supplier Quality Development

by Graham Young on 12 Feb 2019 | 1 Comment
Suppliers are, without a doubt, an integral factor in the success of any organization. We'll walk you through six steps to supplier quality development.

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

Chinese New Year: Essential Knowledge and Advice for Importers

by Maegan Burkhart on 25 Jan 2019 | 0 Comments
Importers should expect Chinese New Year to disrupt their supply chain for at least a month, as workers leave early and factories require time after the holiday to ramp up production again.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Working with Factories

You're Wrong: Chinese Factories Don't Only Make Poor Quality Products

by Vicky Yu on 16 Jan 2019 | 5 Comments
High-quality goods are made in high-tech Chinese factories on a daily basis. When sourcing products from China, consider how the price you ask for affects Chinese product quality!

Topics: Working with Factories

9 Ways to Improve Communication with Your Chinese Supplier

by Maegan Burkhart on 8 Jan 2019 | 0 Comments
Having communication problems with your supplier? Perhaps the factory doesn’t understand your requirements. Or maybe your factory contact is slow to communicate or altogether unresponsive.These nine tips will help you start improving communication with your Chinese supplier now.

Topics: Working with Factories

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

10 Factory Quality Audit Checklist Essentials

by George Huang on 2 Jan 2019 | 5 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: Auditing Factories, Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Working with Factories

Which Quality Audit Type Do You Need for Your Supplier?

by Crystal Ge on 19 Dec 2018 | 0 Comments
All importers can benefit from a quality audit. But don't settle for a QC company that can't adequately assess your suppliers. When it comes to supplier evaluations, there's no need for risk.

Topics: Auditing Factories, Working with Factories

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

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, Working with Factories, Sourcing

FDA Inspection Readiness: What to Expect and How to Prepare

by George Huang on 26 Sep 2018 | 0 Comments
How can you ensure FDA inspection readiness? Start here by learning the four types of FDA inspections. Then develop a plan and prepare before inspectors arrive at your doorstep.

Topics: Legal Requirements, Working with Factories