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How Factory Audits, Inspections, and Lab Tests Fit Together

I am often asked questions such as “what is the difference between audits and inspections” or “why are lab tests necessary if you send an inspector”. In this article, I will show how these three types of solutions from Sofeast … Continue reading

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How To Find Suppliers In China [Importer Tips]

Are you looking for assistance to find suppliers in China?  Sofeast can help you with that. Keep reading to see our suggested sourcing process and how we take the pain out of sourcing new suppliers for importers:

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Why Social Compliance Audits Often Don’t Work, But Can

I had a good discussion with Bergson Wang, who has worked in the CSR (corporate social responsibility) departments of Adidas and Puma. There is one thing both of us believe: Using social compliance audits does not work if the goal is to … Continue reading

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A Factory Audit On A Small Factory. Worth It?

I see some well-meaning importers who pay to audit factories based on a checklist inspired by the ISO9001 standard. However, I am really questioning the value of a factory audit on a small factory (below 400-600 workers). Here’s why…

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