Tag Archive: sourcing

Apr
29

Verifying Suppliers… What You Want To Know

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As a follow-up to an an article we posted in March, we wanted to go into more specifics regarding on-site supplier verification. As noted, it’s not always cost effective to do a comprehensive ISO based or general QMS audit for each supplier you’re considering working with. But, there are basic questions looming that you need …

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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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Dec
02

What You Should Know About QC Product Inspections

We’re answering your most frequently asked questions regarding quality inspections. For example, why should you perform QC inspections, what happens on-site, when is the best time to schedule, and more. Check out our latest video: Our quarterly newsletter is also featuring this information. Review the additional content here.  Another video of interest relates to Understanding the Supplier …

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