Supply Chain Quality Control – Industry News

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QIMA Q3 2019 Barometer: Trade War: US Demand for China-based Inspections Drops by -13% as Other Regions Reap Benefits

Despite new US-China tariff hikes being on hold, the continuing shifting of US sourcing away from China underscores the lingering uncertainty faced by American businesses. European buyers, while less affected by the trade war, have their own reasons to decrease their reliance on...

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July 8, 2019

QIMA Recognized by Sagemcom for Client-First Approach

QIMA, a global quality control and supplier compliance service provider, announced today that it has been named the ‘No. 1 Supplier’ in the client-centric category by French high-tech group Sagemcom. The award was announced during Sagemcom’s annual supplier conference in...

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April 19, 2019

Q1 2019 Barometer: A Look Back at Global Sourcing in 2018: Trade Wars, Diversification, Sustainability Challenges

Between the US-China tariff stand-off and the increasing consumer and governments’ scrutiny on sustainability issues, 2018 proved a challenging year for global sourcing. Many brands and retailers turned towards increased diversification of their sourcing in order to hedge...

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January 9, 2019

Q2 2019 Barometer: Safety Concerns Keep Growing as Manufacturing Competition Rages in Asia

Global sourcing in the first quarter of 2019 is still largely shaped by the fallout of 2018, in which US-China trade wars shook up the global sourcing landscape and drove many buyers to new markets in an attempt to escape the worst of tariffs’ hikes and future-proof their...

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April 10, 2019

Q4 2018 Barometer: Are Supply Chain Ethics Becoming a Casualty of the Trade Wars?

As Asia’s manufacturing hubs are ramping up production for the upcoming holiday season, this quarter’s barometer paints a picture of increasingly diversified global sourcing and some worrying trends for sustainability. In addition to the data collected from tens of thousands...

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October 4, 2018

In The Press

Forbes

A look into how the trade war is remapping global supply chains, featuring QIMA barometer data

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The Washington Post

A round-up of US companies pulling out of China, referencing QIMA survey data

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The Seattle Times

QIMA survey featured in analysis of US businesses’ exodus from China

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PPAI Product Responsibility Summit
Alexandria, VA, USA
September 15-17, 2019
Table Number: TBC

PI Apparel Supply Chain Forum NY
New York, NY, USA
September 17-18, 2019
Booth Number: 10

World Food Moscow
Moscow, Russia
September 24-27, 2019
Booth Number: Pav 3 Hall 13 Stand B733

SILMO
Paris, France
September 27-30, 2019
Booth Number: TBC

WEAR
Toronto, ON, Canada
October 7-8, 2019
Booth Number: TBC

eroFame
Hannover, Germany
October 9-11, 2019
Booth Number: 150

Sourcing Journal Summit NY 2019
New York, NY, USA
October 17, 2019

PMA Fresh Summit
Anaheim, CA, USA
October 17-19, 2019
Booth Number: TBC

Fruit Attraction
Madrid, Spain
October 22-24, 2019
Booth Number: TBC

PI Apparel Medellin
Medellin, Colombia
November 6-7, 2019
Booth Number: TBC

HKTDC Optical
Hong Kong
November 6-8, 2019
Booth Number: 1E-D33

AAFA Executive Think Tank
Hong Kong
November 7, 2019
Table Number: 2

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