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...
How to be Proactive With Your Factory and Plan for Success

How to be Proactive With Your Factory and Plan for Success

Recently, a company that makes small, metal ladders discovered a big issue with products they had put out into the market. They found that the locking pins and rung fasteners on their ladders were prone to failing, posing a fall hazard to the people standing on them....

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