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May 24, 2022

An empowered supplier is a competitive ace card

Brands and retailers can have relationships with a great number of suppliers, which can reach in the thousands for the bigger players. When the volume is that high, it can be difficult to think of ind...
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The Ultimate Guide to Preventive Quality Management

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April 29, 2022

The drive toward sustainable packaging

We live in an era in which sustainability has never been more important in every step of the supply chain. Today’s consumers increasingly demand products that have a reduced impact on the environment,...
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March 30, 2022

Sustainability science: ensure your recycled polyester claims are genuine

According to Precedence Research, the recycled polyester (rPET) market is expected to hit US$14.23 billion by 2030, driven by soaring demand for sustainable products from consumers, governments, and N...
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February 28, 2022

A sustainable solution: 0% risk of unexpected chemicals with Chem Scan Check™

Did you know that around 80% of chemicals in Asia are either produced locally or come from unknown sources? There are no guarantees that some of these chemicals don’t contain traces of hazardous subst...
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February 28, 2022

Regulatory update: New European standards for outdoor candles

In December 2021, two new European standards for outdoor candles were published to help ensure a reasonable degree of safety during their use: “EN 17616:2021 Outdoor candles – Specification for fire s...
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January 31, 2022

5 steps for importing furniture with smoother sourcing

With unprecedented quality issues facing the importing of furniture, how can we avoid lengthy delays, product recalls, and brand reputation damage before it’s too late?
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November 30, 2021

The UK’s plastic packaging tax: What you need to know

The UK has introduced a new tax on plastic packaging that will come into effect on April 1, 2022. Known as the UK Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT), this will affect businesses that manufacture or import pl...
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October 28, 2021

Choosing the right suppliers: A closer look at a factory audit checklist

Household goods manufacturing and supply chain operations remain under significant pressure, forcing the speeding up of processes in some cases to meet tight deadlines. An increasing need for agility ...
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September 28, 2021

SCIP Dissemination Portal increases visibility over hazardous chemicals in products

On September 14, 2021, the new SCIP Dissemination Portal by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) went live, giving the public access to information about substances of concern (SVHC) in articles as su...
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September 28, 2021

Germany’s new Supply Chain Due Diligence Act: What you need to know

Many governments around the world are using legislation to drive responsible business practices and positive impacts on people’s working conditions. These laws require companies to manage their operat...
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