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The Intrepid Sourcing Blog provides you with valuable insights.
Our manufacturing blog revolves around topics connected to the sourcing and production of physical goods. We regularly publish blog posts on related issues such as common manufacturing problems, sourcing strategies, procurement in overseas, supply chain management, and production project planning tips. The geographical focus of our manufacturing blog lies on Asia under special consideration of China, which remains the biggest and most popular manufacturing outsourcing destination. Our objective for this manufacturing blog is to provide you with practically applicable information that is based on popular theories and our experience managing the supply chain for various goods and clients. Don’t forget to also check out our trade wiki and industry reports.
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Effective Lead Time Analysis: How to Reduce Lead Time?

An in-depth look at how to reduce lead time in a manufacturing/production setting. In this article, we will also get to know strategies for a more effective lead time management system and standard lead time analysis.
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Analyzing Cost Estimation in Manufacturing or Production

Cost estimation is a vital process in the world of manufacturing and production. Its accuracy could be the deciding factor whether your business is bound to make it or not.
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Are Plastic Products Safe?

Potentially harmful plastic additives have to be distinguished between the different kinds of plastic. Several international organisation and countries have determined banned and restricted substances.  
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Consumer Electronics Made in China

Chinese consumer electronic companies are successfully supplying the world for years. While they usually only built consumer electronics for foreigns brands in the past, there are a number of successful consumer electronics companies now that sell their product under their own name.
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Safety Testing Regulation Standards on Industrial Chemicals

Due to the drastic increase in demand for different chemicals, the trade environment is seen a bullish. Provided below is a primer on the standards that are vital in the industry.
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Chemicals that are Banned Worldwide

The intricacy of the chemical process involves various stages wherein some chemicals become hazardous due to their unique properties. Included in this article are the different chemicals that are banned in the Stockholm Convention Treaty.
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The Consumer Electronics Market

The Consumer Electronics market has developed and grown substantially only during the last few decades. Despite of concerns raised by sceptics, it is expected to continue to grow at a high rate also in the foreseeable future.
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Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Plastic

Plastics is a material that is not only often used but also often thrown away. This article highlights the importance of recycling for plastics, and gives an overview about the process.
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China’s Innovation Challenge

Following a challenging economic climate, the importance for China to focus on innovation is greater than ever. Shedding the country’s image of being the go to location for cheap manufacturing won’t be easy. Continuous growth within the specialised manufacturing sector is helping. However, over the long term, the country needs even further technology advances.
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