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Preparing For A Social Compliance Audit For Consumer Electronics

Posted by François Deudon on 21 Aug 2017

How should importers of consumer electronics avoid a supply chain which includes suppliers who use child labour, have dirty and unsafe conditions, or who don't follow labour rules? Here we endeavour to outline how a social compliance audit for consumer electronics can positively position your brand in the market place.

Topics: Compliance, social compliance, consumer electronics

Compliance Issues & Famous Brands: 4 Hard Lessons To Learn From!

Posted by François Deudon on 31 Jul 2017

Product recalls are a veritable nightmare!

There is no other way to express the dread and that sinking feeling when the customer complaints start rolling in

Topics: Compliance, Testing

Third Party Quality Inspection Services Vs. In-house Inspectors

Posted by Aurelien Dalle on 28 Jul 2017

Product quality management is a struggle that all importers face.

Topics: Quality Assurance Systems, Compliance

The Importers Guide to Preventing Product Defects in Household Goods

Posted by François Deudon on 24 Jul 2017

The thought of reducing product defects to zero is what good dreams are made of, but, sadly, the reality is usually closer to somewhat of a living nightmare for most importers.

Topics: Compliance, Testing

[Infographic] Comparing the old and the new in compliance software

Posted by François Deudon on 21 Jul 2017

Maintaining supply chain compliance is an issue retailers/importers have found more difficult to navigate in recent years

Topics: Quality Management Systems, Compliance

Compliance issues? You need this compliance software

Posted by François Deudon on 19 Jul 2017

Completing a Technical Compliance File as we know is a requirement by regulation.

Topics: Quality Management Systems, Compliance

The Ultimate Compliance Solution For Professional Importers

Posted by Aurelien Dalle on 11 Jul 2017

Compliance and regulation has changed so much over the years with far more stricter regulations required for retail products today than ever before.

Topics: Quality Management Systems, Compliance

Avoid Compliance Issues & Grow With These Quality Assurance Solutions

Posted by François Deudon on 4 Jul 2017

Quality Assurance is essential to the efficient operating systems of your supply chain and, ultimately, your brand’s bottom line.

Topics: Quality Assurance Systems

Quality Vs Compliance: The Case For Supply Chain Synergy

Posted by François Deudon on 22 Jun 2017

The age old debate of quality vs compliance or compliance over quality is something that we still wrestle with today.

Topics: Quality Management Systems, Compliance

Shipment Stuck In Customs? 7 Step Checklist To Avoid Import Delays

Posted by François Deudon on 14 Jun 2017

As a professional importer, a dreaded shipment delay is likely something that keeps you up all night and keeps you pacing the office all day.

Topics: Procurement