Tips For Verifying A Supplier Remotely

As a product developer, you may be wondering how you can verify the integrity of your supply chain during these uncertain times, with so many quarantine and travel restrictions in place. While it may be difficult or even impossible to visit a supplier in person, there are still some things you can do to help […]

Six Questions to Ask When Looking for a Lean Manufacturer

Lean manufacturing helps identify and eliminate the seven types of waste typically found in manufacturing environments: transport, inventory, motion, waiting, overproduction, over-processing and defects. To combat this, manufacturers are increasingly adopting lean systems to become more efficient, more reliable and to provide higher quality. How to identify if your manufacturing partner is lean? Look for these […]

HS Codes Explained

What is an HS Code? It’s probably a question most people have either heard or asked if they work with imports or exports. Here’s a brief overview of what it is and how it works.

Top 3 Effects of Globalization on Manufacturing

There are tremendous new opportunities opening up for product developers, entrepreneurs and manufacturers around the world due to the increasing pace of globalization. Here are, in our opinion, the top three effects globalization is having on manufacturing and how our team thinks manufacturers should deal with them. 1. Trade Agreements Free trade agreements can be beneficial to […]

How To Find An Environmentally Responsible Supplier in China

Most manufacturing processes, like CNC machining and plastic injection molding, will generate some form of waste product. The impact of these processes on the environment in undeniable. But there are ways manufactures and product developers can reduce negative consequences such as air pollution and landfill. If you’re unfamiliar with sourcing from China, you may find it challenging […]

How to Use the PolyMax Gun to Identify Plastic

Are You Getting The Plastic You Asked For? With so many different types of plastic on the market, being able to correctly identify each one is critical for getting the right results when manufacturing a new product. But what’s the best way to identify plastic material accurately and repeatably, when so many kinds look and feel the same […]