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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 against tariff risks and...

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January 9, 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 of inspections, lab tests and...

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October 4, 2018

Q2 2018 Barometer: China Unfazed by Global Trade Stand-Off, Supply Chains Face New Ethical Concerns

As manufacturing picks up in Asia’s sourcing hubs following the Chinese New Year break, QIMA's Q1 statistics for inspection and audit demand reflect the emerging sourcing trends of 2018.

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April 6, 2018

Q3 2018 Barometer: Ethical, Environmental Concerns Run High in Global Supply Chains

While concerns about international trade tensions abound halfway into 2018, QIMA's latest data on quality inspection and supplier audit demand offers some perspective on the shape of things to come in global sourcing.

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July 6, 2018

QIMA Q1 Barometer: What Does 2018 Hold for Global Supply Chains

QIMA's 2018 Q1 Barometer offers a collection of unique insights on the state of sourcing, quality and compliance in 2017, as well as the trends that will shape the sourcing landscape of 2018.

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January 4, 2018

Sourcing at Magic
February 4-7, 2019
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Booth Number: 90301

Fruit Logistica
February 6-8, 2019
Berlin, Germany
Booth Number: Hall 25, ASOEX #4

AAFA Product Safety & Compliance Seminar
February 7, 2019
Long Beach, CA, USA
Table Number: 7

Apparel Sourcing
February 11-14, 2019
Paris, France
Booth Number: E143

PI Apparel LA
February 19-20, 2019
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Booth Number: TBC

China International Optics Fair
February 21-23, 2019
Booth Number: M1001

February 23-25, 2019
Milan, Italy
Booth Number: Hall 3, G32

LINK: Retail Supply Chain Conference
February 25-28, 2019
Orlando, FL, USA
Booth Number: 235

ICPHSO Annual Meeting & Training Symposium
February 25-28, 2019
Washington, DC, USA
Booth Number: TBC

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