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Oct 3, 2012

Issues with Third Party Inspectors

No quality inspection process will catch 100 percent of the problems 100 percent of the time. At the absolute minimum your process should detect 93...
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Sep 26, 2012

To Buy or Not to Buy from China?

China can be a great option for organizations looking to private label products, have new products manufactured or reduce product and supply chain...
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Sep 19, 2012

Myths and Misconceptions

Since China’s economic liberation began in the 70’s, China’s investment and export led economy has become the fastest growing...
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Sep 12, 2012

Poorly Made or Poorly Managed

Whether it’s, baby milk treated with melamine, toys sprayed with lead paint, asbestos in car parts or countless other smaller examples where...
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Aug 29, 2012

The Process of Quality Fade

Recently, Chinese car manufacturers, Great Wall and Chery, had to recall thousands of their vehicles exported to Australia. The recall was necessary...
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Aug 22, 2012

Right Shoring

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Aug 15, 2012

The Seven Wastes

A few months ago I wrote about the possibility of lean manufacturing becoming a mainstay in Chinese production. And while it might take some time...
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Aug 8, 2012

Soft Inspection Activities for Chinese Factory Visits

Assessing potential Chinese suppliers can be difficult. However it’s downright impossible to do it from the comforts of your office. The only...
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Aug 1, 2012

Why a China Slowdown is Good News for Buyers

As word continues to trickle through from China’s slowing manufacturing sector, most Americans begin to celebrate this must mean US...
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Jul 25, 2012

Used vs. Foreign Sourced Industrial Belting

Used and foreign sourced products are natural competitors in most markets both fighting for your price selective dollar. The surface comparison is...
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