Posts Tagged ‘Quality Control’

Business Visa Ban in 5 Chinese Cities: Just in Time for Christmas

Thursday, July 24, 2008 6:25 4 Comments

For those of you who were alseep last year, there was an issue related to quality control and product safety that rocked US consumers and gave everyone at CNN something to talk about. My position at the time was that it was firms like Mattel and FTS tire Import who were to blame for not […]

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When Sourcing in China. Cash = Control

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 9:01 Comments Off on When Sourcing in China. Cash = Control

It was about a year ago now that the first lead paint Barbies probably landed at Long Beach and began their un-QCed express lane to the Wal-Mart shelves… and since then, there has been a lot of debate about the role of brands in quanility control, and more than that, a lot of writing about […]

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A Short Annecdote on Attention to Detail in China

Friday, March 14, 2008 10:05 1 Comment

While having lunch with a friend recently, we got into a conversation that is pretty frequent in China. Attention to detail, or the lack there of. It is something that for many westerners, we value highly. It could be as simple as a 5 year old coloring within the lines, to an analyst who is […]

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Product Quality Problems in China Are Legal Risks at Home

Monday, March 10, 2008 20:28 Comments Off on Product Quality Problems in China Are Legal Risks at Home

Last summer, one of my primary positions when it came to the product safety scandal was that importers had to ensure their supply lines were just as compliant in China as they were in the U.S. It is a simple.. SIMPLE.. risk assessment really that some (maybe many) failed to fully understand, and as we […]

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Product Toxicity and China: Insights for Investors

Wednesday, December 12, 2007 10:49 Comments Off on Product Toxicity and China: Insights for Investors

Focusing on the difficulties of transparency within the supply chain, Melissa Brown of Association for Responsible and Sustainable Investment in Asia (ASRiA) sat down for an interview covering a lot of the angles surrounding the integrity of supply chains in China. I highly suggest taking your lunch break to watch the 15 minute clip, and […]

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Product Safety: House Committee on Energy and Commerce Testimony

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 23:16 Comments Off on Product Safety: House Committee on Energy and Commerce Testimony

For those who read Last week, you may have noticed that I made a quick reference some Dr. Tea gave to the boys inside the beltway… well, here are a few more details on Dr. Tea as well as her testimony. So first… Dr. Tea (Professor Mary Teagarden), is a close friend of mine and […]

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Report: Spoiled – Keeping Tainted Food Off America’s Tables

Friday, October 5, 2007 2:27 Comments Off on Report: Spoiled – Keeping Tainted Food Off America’s Tables

Perhaps by continuing to post on product failures, I am flogging a dead horse, but once again I have found another report that should be highlighted Spoiled, Keeping Tainted Food Off America’s Tables (PDF Here) is written by Jessica Milano for the Progressive Policy Institute. She actually works for Competition Policy Associates (COMPASS) Written from […]

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What Level of Product Failure is Acceptable?

Tuesday, September 25, 2007 6:23 19 Comments

The last 3 months have been a nightmare for anyone with a Made in China sticker on their goods, and for China as a whole. Through this process, one of the things I keep coming back to is “what level of product failure is acceptable”. For consumers, the first response is none. No product failures […]

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