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Feb
25

Pallets from China can pose risks to supply chains

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For this post, we welcome a friend to the Pro QC team, Daniel M. Krassenstein, as a guest blogger.   Many U.S. importers regard procurement cost and pallet vendor selection as the shippers’ burden, but this is risky and exposes an importer to severe supply chain disruptions should their pallets not be compliant with local requirements and …

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Feb
08

Welcome Year of the Monkey – Preparing for Chinese New Year

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Anyone involved in sourcing from China has likely been preparing for Chinese New Year for several weeks.  The “new year,” also known as the Spring Festival, is marked by the lunisolar Chinese calendar.  The festivities usually start the day before the new year and continue until the Lantern Festival, the 15th day of the new …

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Jan
26

Sourcing Quality Solutions

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There are a variety of quality solutions that reduce costs and risk throughout the sourcing process. Connecting solutions to benefits is a compelling way to communicate the salience of quality. A few examples include: Product Development Detailed technical specifications and criteria assist in obtaining supplier quotations and with ensuring product later meets or exceeds expectations. …

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Jan
12

A New Year for Quality

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As 2016 gets started, there’s reason to believe it will be a good year for quality. We reached out and asked our clients and partners what their quality goals are for the year. We received some positive and reassuring feedback. Common quality objectives and a few helpful resources include: Establish (or improve) a supplier evaluation …

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Dec
14

Recognizing & Ensuring Human Rights

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This week represents the 67th anniversary of the United Nations’ Declaration of Human Rights. In Tampa, we attended a luncheon event recognizing the 30 articles (human rights) described within the Declaration. The General Assembly, Proclaims this Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the …

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