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September 29, 2020

Remote Support: An On-site Extension of Your Teams

In the current context of travel disruption, the ‘normal practices’ adopted by many companies until now need to be reassessed. Brands and retailers must be present in factories in many cases to overse...
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August 28, 2020

Mold: The Unspoken Supply Chain Issue

Managing supply chain risk and disruption is currently one of the key priorities globally. In addition, many companies are rethinking their entire supply chain model, from raw materials to finished pr...
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July 22, 2020

Sourcing Diversification: New Countries, New Risks

With the outbreak of COVID-19, it became clear for many companies that there was a need for diversification in their supply chain-sourcing base. Businesses worldwide have become dependent on China, bu...
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March 31, 2020

A Look at Your Supply Chain in Times of COVID-19

Despite significant efforts to contain the spread and global impact of COVID-19, the situation has worsened, affecting people and companies all around the globe. The full implications of COVID-19 on t...
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February 25, 2020

TOYS: Anticipating Risks at the Early Stages of Development

The toy and children-related industries are responsible for guaranteeing the safety of their product categories to make ‘play safe’ for the little ones of the house. This presents the challenge of mee...
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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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