Supply Chain Insights

Below is a selection of supply chain insights written by AI’s subject matter experts on a variety of industry topics. These papers offer insights into quality control issues globally based on our research and analysis. AI continually produces new content, so be sure to check back regularly.
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2018 AI Global Sourcing Survey
A survey of 250+ companies focusing on popular sourcing, QC and compliance practices, top sourcing challenges and major 2018 trends.
China’s Environmental Crackdown: is Your Supply Chain Ready?
Stay up to date on China’s anti-pollution campaign.
Modern Slavery: The Facts
On any given day in 2016, over 40 million people were victims of modern slavery.
In the Fast Lane: What Does Speed to Market Mean for Consumer Safety?
Learn more on how hasty business decisions during product development can impact consumer safety and your brand.
Top Quality Control Challenges for Blueberry Importers, Exporters and Retailers
Learn about some of the issues blueberry importers and exporters face.
Are Supply Chains Truly Ready to Go "Beyond" Audits?
Modern CSR strategies involve a variety of tools, but can any of them fully replace supplier audits?
AI Ethical Compliance Conference
Watch our presentation and learn more about ethical compliance in global supply chains and procurement.
Structural Safety: the Life and Death Question of Your Supply Chain
In-depth analysis of the state of structural safety around the globe
Omnichannel Retail and the Quality Risk
How quality control at the source can help prevent costly product returns for retailers.
Quick Guide: Azo Dyes and the Risk to Retailers and Consumers
Learn about the impact of azo dyes on your supply chain and how to best ensure product compliance.
AI Technical Update: How to Avoid Mold in Your Garments
A best practice approach for preventing product loss in garments and apparel.
How a Spanish Seafood Importer Reduced Its Supply Chain Risk in Asia
A Madrid-based importer implemented a detailed quality control program to protect their brand against poor-quality seafood.
5 Reasons Why Millennial-Focused Brands Cannot Afford to Ignore Social Responsibility
Read about the growing importance of Gen Y and social responsibility for your brand.
Will Consumer Awareness Put an End to Modern Slavery?
With an estimated 21 to 36 million people in forced labor worldwide, slavery is not a thing of the past.
Ethical Supply Chains an Investment, Not a Cost
Read about why it makes economic sense to build an ethical supply chain.
The Five Golden Rules to a Successful QC Outsourcing Program
Quality Control best practices from the world's largest brands and retailers
AI Ethical Audits: Compliance, Trends, Procedures and Outcomes
Read about the processes and criteria involved in a successful ethical audit program.
Quick Guide: How to Prevent Foodborne Viruses
Learn about types and sources of foodborne viruses, and how to prevent them in your food supply chain.
Textile & Garment Brands: Tips for Avoiding Bug Infestations in Your Products
Learn how to prevent bug infestations and protect yourself against product loss.
How an Innovative Toy Company Ensured the Safety of its Products
Read the case study about a comprehensive QC program implemented by AI for a European toy company to secure its diverse and innovative toy supply chain.
Eyewear Testing to European Directives
Watch our presentation and learn more about the safety and compliance of eyewear and PPE.
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