Inspection Process

How is your factory involved during a product inspection?

What is the factory role during a product inspection? The inspection day for a Quality Inspector is normally very long however, the time spent in ... Continue Reading

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Purchase Process

Sourcing fashion garment suppliers in Asia and other continents

Asia is the current hot spot for all fashion garment buyers. High quality and low quality garments are purchased in this region of the world. ... Continue Reading

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Purchase Process

Responsible sourcing in China

Strikes, suicides, accident in China factories manufacturing for big brands have shocked the world and affected the brands reputation as well as turnover. Responsible sourcing ... Continue Reading

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Quality Management

ISO and SAI standards for inspection and audit companies

In essence, a standard is an agreed way of doing something. It could be about making a product, managing a process, delivering a service or ... Continue Reading

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Purchase Process

Supplier requirements for a corporate social audit based on SA 8000

The corporate social audit, most commonly called social audit or CSA, is suitable for buyers interested in verifying if the factory of interest respects the ... Continue Reading

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Purchase Process

Ethical manufacturing in Asia: WRAP

Established in 2000, WRAP is one of the largest certification programs focusing on ethical manufacturing. Most of the buyers and suppliers interested in this certificate ... Continue Reading

Testing and Standards

Environmental Audits in Asia

There are a wide variety of activities that make up ‘environmental auditing.’ An environmental audit is a term that is used to describe evaluations intended ... Continue Reading

Purchase Process

Social Audit: Forced Labor in China

We have written a few times in the past about the value of Social Audit for imports from Asia. Never more has this been apparent than ... Continue Reading

Purchase Process

More China Labor Issues

  I have been receiving the China Labor Watch email newsletter for a few months now, and the serious social issues being presented never cease to ... Continue Reading

Quality Alerts

Well… That sucks!

  Just the other day, this ship ran aground off a reef in New Zealand. This ship held over 1300 containers, many holding hazardous materials. ... Continue Reading

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