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January 14, 2019

Sustainable Practices For Manufacturing Hard Goods: Recycling and Renewables Lead the Way

  Implementing sustainable business strategies is getting increasingly popular in the manufacturing industry as more prominent international and local industry players of all sizes acknowledge the lon...
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January 7, 2019

10 Steps Hard Goods Manufacturers Can Take to Save Energy, Costs, and the Planet

In the recent years businesses and communities across Asia have been repeatedly shaken by severe weather events with worse damages in decades caused by the destructive power of the accelerating change...
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December 21, 2018

Hardgoods Industry: Environmental Aspects, Legislation, Standards, and Certification

  The global expansion of the hardgoods industry is creating incredible opportunities for business growth and an unprecedented pressure on communities and ecosystems across all continents.
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November 26, 2018

Getting Carbon Neutral Certified in the Household Goods Industry: A 2018 Guide

  Climate leadership is the key to business success in the modern market of household goods, and the long-term economic growth largely depends on how well the companies understand the climate-related ...
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March 27, 2018

Heavy Metals Testing in Toys: Complying With EN 71-3 and ASTM F963-17

Heavy metals testing in toys and safety requirements have become increasingly stringent in recent years, and with due cause: 29% of recalls in 2016/2017 were due to chemical hazards alone. The onus li...
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March 2, 2018

8 Steps To Limit Risk in Your Toy Testing Procedures

Production competitiveness has become so high in countries like China that suppliers often find ways to cut corners in order to save costs, often putting the quality and safety of your toys, and their...
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December 27, 2017

5 Global Sourcing Challenges Hardlines Retailers Will Face in 2018

Procurement used to manage vendors and negotiate costs. In today's global sourcing landscape, it’s about so much more; it’s about effectively managing risk, ensuring sustainability, all to the ends of...
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December 22, 2017

Humans, Robots & Supply Chain Automation: How To Embrace The Change

The rise of things like Blockchain, IoT (internet of things), cryptocurrencies and robots and automation have all been defining disruptors for the retail supply chain over the last few years. How are ...
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December 21, 2017

Case Study: Behind The Scenes Of A New CQI Strategy Roll-Out

A CQI strategy should be adopted to provide you with a road map toward improvement of your supply chain activities. It should be designed in such a way that takes your retail brand through the process...
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December 8, 2017

Does Your Retail Brand Have A CQI Strategy For The Festive Season?

The festive season is fast approaching and retail stores the world over are seeing an influx of people coming through their doors to purchase essential and luxury items. This time of the year is a ver...
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