How is the US-China Trade War Affecting Supply Chains?

How is the US-China Trade War Affecting Supply Chains?

Back in June, when the first shots were fired in the global trade war, many consumer-product importers didn’t seem to have any major concerns. Although the US had placed significant worldwide tariffs on aluminum and steel, there was no major direct effect on these...
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...
Do You Know What Product Quality Really Means?

Do You Know What Product Quality Really Means?

You know that product quality is important. Make low quality products and soon you’ll be drowning in a sea of major problems. Dismal sales, skyrocketing liabilities, floundering productivity, and stratospheric costs. These and more will all be yours when you produce...
An Audits Overview

An Audits Overview

What are the key purposes for conducting audits and how do different types of audits work – or work together? Here, we’ll define different types of audits and explain why they’re important in the grand scheme of manufacturing. Read on for an audits overview! Social...

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