Does Conducting Social Audits Make You Socially Responsible?

Does Conducting Social Audits Make You Socially Responsible?

Does Conducting Social Audits Make You Socially Responsible? Since the 1990s, a large percentage of global manufacturing has moved to developing economies, helping companies in the already developed world accomplish their goal of reducing production costs. However,...
What is Social Compliance and What is an SA8000 Audit?

What is Social Compliance and What is an SA8000 Audit?

What is Social Compliance and What is an SA8000 Audit? How can you ensure your supply chain is free of issues like child labor, forced labor, and unfair disciplinary practices? How do you know that your suppliers in developing countries are compliant with all...
Sourcing in Vietnam: a Good Alternative to China?

Sourcing in Vietnam: a Good Alternative to China?

Since the U.S.-China trade war started in early 2018, many importers in America and elsewhere have been re-examining their supply chains and considering moves to other countries. One of the biggest beneficiaries of the trade war has been Vietnam. The country has seen...
What are Pantone Colors and Why Should Importers Care?

What are Pantone Colors and Why Should Importers Care?

A number of years ago, one of our customers, a big-box retailer, informed us of a problem they were having with one of their products. As they were looking at the product on the shelf, they realized that some boxes had one shade of their brand’s signature color, while...
Is the Quality of Products Made in China Really That Bad?

Is the Quality of Products Made in China Really That Bad?

Is the Quality of Products Made in China Really That Bad? There is a common perception in the West that China only makes poor quality goods. This is evidenced by the fact that there is no shortage of Internet memes like the one you see below. Sure, there are...

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