When a Textile Order from Bangladesh goes AWOL…

What happens when a textile order that you’ve placed and paid for with a Bangladeshi cut-and-sew supplier is seemingly forever delayed and the supplier is giving you nothing? This is, unfortunately, a rather common issue with Bangladeshi suppliers…here’s an example … Continue reading

Manufacturing Contract Fear And Its Impact On Payment Terms

In this post, I’ll discuss the major risks each party is afraid of and their impact on payment terms in the context of the customer/supplier relationship, as well as where a manufacturing contract fits into the picture.

How To Set Up A Process Control Plan [11 Steps]

When manufacturing it’s important to put controls in place to drive success, reduce costs and errors that could disrupt production, and avoid poor quality products being manufactured. There are several process improvement tools that can be used for this purpose, … Continue reading

7 Signs That Your Chinese Factory Is Poorly Managed [Infographic]

A poorly managed factory in China can cause you lots of problems. No matter if it’s your own factory or that of your supplier, these red flags spell danger for your business. So, what are the 7 telltale signs that … Continue reading

good manufacturing practices

Time to pay attention to good manufacturing practices! Importers with suppliers over in Asia may benefit from adopting GMPs (Good Manufacturing Practices). What are they? How are they useful for managing and improving the performance of suppliers in countries like … Continue reading