Social Audits: inexpensive and effective

Today I want to write this short blog to correct two false assumptions made by international buyers. 1.         Social Audits are not necessary 2.         Social Audits are expensive   I have the honor of being a board member of an Asian-based inspection agency that performs factory audits and product inspections.  Early this summer the news…

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S. Asian Factory Fire’s impact on Sourcing

The following highlights are from an interview with two key subjects: The impact of the recent factory fires in S. Asia on sourcing. General sourcing trends as we head into 2013. Here are some excerpts: Q:  Are new emerging production hubs such as Bangladesh that are pegged as alternatives to China really prepared to meet…

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