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Feb
02

Resolving issues w/ QC in the textile/garment industry

The International Journal of Information, Business and Management recently reported on the garment industry and the impact on quality in the current environment. Garment factories in Bangladesh have been the site of rights abuses and fatal accidents. The industry also faces its share of traditional business challenges, including mounting international competition and a lack of formal quality …

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Dec
23

Managing Supplier Compliance Requirements

A recent article posted to Supply Chain Digital “raises the point that all companies need to see evidence of suppliers’ own manufacturing and sourcing practices, particularly in health and safety, quality assurance and ethics.” Due to the risks involved, retailers, associations and others are increasingly refining supplier requirements. Organizations wanting to sell products to these …

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Nov
08

Focus on Quality: Resources & Recommendations for World Quality Month

Inc. posted an article a few weeks ago that identified tips for becoming a billionaire.  And, it’s no surprise to us that each recommendation is either directly or indirectly related to quality. The following were cited as “insider success secrets:” Live well below your means. Focus on quality above everything. Think about sustainability. Constantly seek out …

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Oct
04

Support Manufacturing Education & Awareness on October 7th

“Manufacturing is more than just putting parts together. It’s coming up with ideas, testing principles and perfecting the engineering, as well as final assembly.” ~James Dyson We post this quote predictably each year as Manufacturing Day approaches.  This year, Manufacturing Day will be observed on October 7th. What is Manufacturing Day?  “Manufacturing Day℠ is a …

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Sep
09

Confirmed: Perceived Quality Affects Customer Advocacy More Than Any Other Element

The September issue of Harvard Business Review  includes an article related to The Elements of Value. In the article, a study highlights what customers value in products varies by industry. An included table summarizes the top 10 elements of value that various industries find influence loyalty. (Left) The 10 types of businesses evaluated include: Apparel/Retail TV …

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