What are Factory Audits and Why are They Important?

What are Factory Audits and Why are They Important?

You’ve done your due diligence and found a good factory to work with. Congratulations. On paper, it looks like they’re everything you could look for in a manufacturer. They’re perfect for your product. And it seems like this might just be a match made in heaven. Time...
Is Your Factory Lying to You? How to Avoid Quality Problems

Is Your Factory Lying to You? How to Avoid Quality Problems

Everyone wants consistent quality. But, It’s a sad fact. In China and other Asian countries, there is no shortage of factories that will lie directly to your face. They may exaggerate their capabilities when they first talk to you. Or they might intentionally make...
It’s September – Start Preparing for Chinese New Year Now

It’s September – Start Preparing for Chinese New Year Now

“Oh, Chinese New Year is already here? That caught me off guard,” said, almost all production managers. Over the years, one thing I’ve observed from my colleagues is how Chinese New Year (CNY) always seems to catch people off guard. I’m not exactly sure why this is....
Where to Start – Step III: What’s next?

Where to Start – Step III: What’s next?

In this final in a three part mini-series, we will provide a primer for those who are looking to take an idea and make it into a reality. The process can be daunting—so here’s a roadmap to get you started. Step III: What’s next? After you have thoroughly prepared, and...
Where to Start – Step II: Identifying a Supplier

Where to Start – Step II: Identifying a Supplier

In this mini-series, we will provide a primer for those who are looking to take an idea and make it into a reality. The process can be daunting—so here’s a roadmap to get you started.   Step II: Identifying a Supplier At this point, you should know exactly what you...
Where to Start – Step I: Conceptualization

Where to Start – Step I: Conceptualization

In this mini-series, we will provide a primer for those who are looking to take an idea and make it into a reality. The process can be daunting—so here’s a roadmap to get you started. Step I: Conceptualization So you have a brilliant idea. A revolutionary idea. A...

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