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AI Q1 Barometer: 2016 in Review: Worrying Trends for Quality and Compliance across Global Supply Chains

AI 2016 audits and inspection demand gives an indication of the attractiveness of each sourcing regions for global brands and buyers. Read more in AI’s Q1 barometer

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January 5, 2017

AI Q4 Barometer: China Growth Stabilizing as Exploding Batteries and Factory Fires Plague Supply Chains

AI data for Q3 2016 in China shows increased audit and inspection demand, at +12.6% compared to Q3 2015, consistent with the economic rebound China has displayed recently. Indeed, latest manufacturing PMI data for September shows a sustained growth at 50.4. Read more in AI’s Q4 barometer

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October 6, 2016

AsiaInspection Q2 Barometer: New Trade Directions Emerge, While Forced Labor and Structural Risks Plague Global Supply Chains

The year 2016 begins with shifts in global trade, ongoing quality issues, and a host of ethical challenges: from structural risks accompanying expansion in Egypt, Bangladesh, and Vietnam, to skyrocketing forced labor problems in Turkey.

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April 7, 2016

AI Q3 Barometer: Asia Pacific Unfazed by Global Trade Uncertainty, Apparel Supply Chains Struggle with Responsible Sourcing

Q2 2016 brings a lot of uncertainty to global trade, but China and Asia Pacific appear unfazed. Meanwhile, global apparel supply chains still struggle with safety and unethical labor practices, while massive product recalls emphasize the importance of quality control. Read more in AI’s Q3 barometer

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July 7, 2016

AsiaInspection Q1 Barometer: 2015 Ends with Exploding Hoverboards and Growing Ethical Concerns

China still in the spotlight for product safety, ethical issues abound in new sourcing regions and environmental impact is moving up the supply chain priority list.

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