Informações sobre a Cadeia de Fornecimento

Abaixo está um conjunto de informações sobre a cadeia de fornecimentos escritos por especialistas de assuntos da QIMA em uma variedade de tópicos da indústria. Estes documentos oferecem informações sobre questões globais sobre controlo de qualidade baseadas na nossa pesquisa e análise. A QIMA produz novos conteúdos continuamente, por isso certifique-se de verificar regularmente.
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CSR & Audits


Estão as cadeias de abastecimento realmente preparadas para ir "além" das auditorias?
As estratégias CSR modernas envolvem uma variedade de ferramentas, mas alguma delas pode substituir completamente as auditorias de fornecedores?
Conferência de conformidade ética da AI
Veja a nossa apresentação e saiba mais sobre conformidade ética nas cadeias de abastecimento e aprovisionamento globais.
Segurança estrutural: a pergunta de vida ou morte da sua cadeia de abastecimento
Análise aprofundada do estado da segurança estrutural em todo o globo
Retalho omnicanal e o risco de qualidade
Como o controlo de qualidade na origem pode ajudar a evitar devoluções de produtos dispendiosas para retalhistas.
Como um importador de marisco espanhol reduziu o risco na sua cadeia de abastecimento na Ásia
Um importador sediado em Madrid implementou um programa de controlo de qualidade detalhado para proteger a sua marca contra marisco de fraca qualidade.
5 razões pelas quais as marcas focadas na geração dos Millennials não podem dar-se ao luxo de ignorar a responsabilidade social
Leia sobre a importância crescente da Geração Y e da responsabilidade social para a sua marca.
Irão os consumidores esclarecidos acabar com a escravatura moderna?
Dado que se estima existirem entre 21 a 36 milhões de pessoas em trabalhos forçados em todo o mundo, a escravatura não é uma coisa do passado.
Cadeias de abastecimento éticas – um investimento não um custo
Leia sobre a razão porque faz sentido em termos económicos construir uma cadeia de abastecimento ética.
As cinco regras de ouro para um programa de outsourcing de CQ bem sucedido
Melhores práticas de controlo de qualidade das maiores marcas e retalhistas do mundo
Relatório de auditorias de responsabilidade social
Leia sobre os processos e critérios envolvidos num programa de auditorias de responsabilidade social bem sucedido.

Testing & Product Safety


Guia rápido: corantes azoicos e o risco para retalhistas e consumidores
Normas de melhores práticas para garantir a conformidade ao longo da sua cadeia de abastecimento.
As cinco regras de ouro para um programa de outsourcing de CQ bem sucedido
Melhores práticas de controlo de qualidade das maiores marcas e retalhistas do mundo
Guia rápido: como evitar vírus transmitidos pelos alimentos
Estude tipos de origens de vírus transmitidos por alimentos e a forma de os evitar na sua cadeia de abastecimento de alimentos.
Testes de óculos conforme diretivas europeias
Veja a nossa apresentação e saiba mais sobre a segurança e conformidade de óculos e PPE.

Inspections & Product Quality


Desafios de controle de qualidade para os importadores, exportadores e varejistas
Conheça algumas das questões que os importadores e exportadores enfrentam.
Principais desafios de controlo de qualidade para importadores, exportadores e vendedores a retalho de mirtilos
Estude algumas das questões com que se deparam os importadores e exportadores de mirtilos.
Atualização técnica AI: como evitar bolor no seu vestuário
Uma abordagem de boas práticas para evitar perdas em vestuário e acessórios.
5 razões pelas quais as marcas focadas na geração dos Millennials não podem dar-se ao luxo de ignorar a responsabilidade social
Leia sobre a importância crescente da Geração Y e da responsabilidade social para a sua marca.
As cinco regras de ouro para um programa de outsourcing de CQ bem sucedido
Melhores práticas de controlo de qualidade das maiores marcas e retalhistas do mundo
Marcas de têxteis e vestuário: Dicas para evitar infestações nos seus produtos
Aprenda sobre como evitar infestações e se proteger contra perda de produtos.
Como uma empresa de brinquedos inovadora garantiu a segurança dos seus produtos
Um estudo de caso sobre como uma empresa de brinquedos europeia trabalhou com a QIMA para implementar um programa de CQ abrangente.
Testes de óculos conforme diretivas europeias
Veja a nossa apresentação e saiba mais sobre a segurança e conformidade de óculos e PPE.

Case Studies


More Efficient Product Testing Program with Data-Driven Interventions
This case study demonstrates how QIMA helped a major discount chain operator reduce the cost of their testing program by identifying and addressing the root causes of high test failure rates through detailed analysis of their sourcing data.
Minimizing Missed Inspections to Streamline a Quality Control Program
This case study demonstrates how QIMA helped an international sourcing business optimize their quality control costs by minimizing missed inspections while ensuring production schedules are observed and safeguarding product quality.
Improving Bulk Production Quality by Establishing a Supplier Improvement Program
This case study demonstrates how QIMA helped a leading garment retailer establish a supplier improvement program that would safeguard product quality and drive long-term improvement throughout the client’s global supply chain.

Barometer


Q2 2020 Barometer: COVID-19 Impact: After a Brief Post-Lockdown Rebound, Sourcing from China Plummets 19% in Late March
Q1 2020 has been by far the most turbulent quarter since QIMA started analyzing trends in global sourcing, quality and compliance in 2012.
Q1 2020 Barometer: 2019 in Review – China Sourcing Volumes Drop for First Time Ever, While Quality and Sourcing Ethics Suffer in Emerging Regions
While the promise of a US-China trade deal may have brought some welcome optimism to the holiday season, the changes wrought on global trade by the trade wars of 2019 will linger.
QIMA Q4 Barometer: Quality and Sourcing Ethics Take a Hit as US Businesses Accelerate their Retreat from China
Last quarter, in a QIMA survey of 150+ global businesses in all major consumer segments...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
QIMA Q4 Barometer: Manufacturing Peak Season Brings New Quality and Ethical Challenges
As the holidays approach and manufacturing peak season has started in sourcing powerhouses throughout Asia, QIMA data on inspection and audit demand reflects the overall trends in ...
QIMA Q3 Barometer: Quality, Safety, Ethics: Supply Chains Still Struggle in 2017
Halfway through 2017, QIMA's onsite inspection and supplier audit statistics paint a picture of the ongoing struggle between old-school sourcing giants and their up-and-coming...
QIMA Q2 Barometer: 2017 Brings Product Quality Issues and Ethical Challenges
QIMA's Q1 figures for inspection and audit demand are a reflection of the sourcing trends that will continue shaping global trade throughout the rest of 2017. The first quarter of...
QIMA Q1 Barometer: 2016 in Review: Worrying Trends for Quality and Compliance across Global Supply Chains
QIMA 2016 audits and inspection demand gives an indication of the attractiveness of each sourcing regions for global brands and buyers. Read more in QIMA's Q1 barometer...
QIMA Q4 Barometer: China Growth Stabilizing as Exploding Batteries and Factory Fires Plague Supply Chains
QIMA 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...
QIMA 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 lab...
QIMA 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...
QIMA 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.
QIMA Q4 Barometer: CSR, it's Becoming Harder to Hide. China Growth Hits New Low
China's new Food Safety Law introduces harsher standards and punishments and Bangladeshi prosecutors bring murder charges against the owners of Rana Plaza and the Tazreen factory.
QIMA Q3 Barometer: Southeast Asia Sees Staggering Growth, Food Violations Continue
While the economy of China may be growing at its slowest pace in six years, global brands are readily expanding their supply chains to other low-cost destinations in Asia...
QIMA Q2 Barometer: 68 Million Children Forced to Work, Death at Work Every 15 Seconds
The ILO published that every 15 seconds someone dies as a result of an occupational accident or disease. Congruent with what seems to be a sharp rise in global awareness on ethical...
QIMA Q1 Barometer: Cheap Labor Came at a High Price in 2014
Increased global supply chain transparency in 2014 revealed shocking statistics on the number of forced and child laborers worldwide, while workers across Asia faced consistently...
Desafios de controle de qualidade para os importadores, exportadores e varejistas
Conheça algumas das questões que os importadores e exportadores enfrentam.
Principais desafios de controlo de qualidade para importadores, exportadores e vendedores a retalho de mirtilos
Estude algumas das questões com que se deparam os importadores e exportadores de mirtilos.
Estão as cadeias de abastecimento realmente preparadas para ir "além" das auditorias?
As estratégias CSR modernas envolvem uma variedade de ferramentas, mas alguma delas pode substituir completamente as auditorias de fornecedores?
Conferência de conformidade ética da AI
Veja a nossa apresentação e saiba mais sobre conformidade ética nas cadeias de abastecimento e aprovisionamento globais.
Segurança estrutural: a pergunta de vida ou morte da sua cadeia de abastecimento
Análise aprofundada do estado da segurança estrutural em todo o globo
Retalho omnicanal e o risco de qualidade
Como o controlo de qualidade na origem pode ajudar a evitar devoluções de produtos dispendiosas para retalhistas.
Guia rápido: corantes azoicos e o risco para retalhistas e consumidores
Normas de melhores práticas para garantir a conformidade ao longo da sua cadeia de abastecimento.
Atualização técnica AI: como evitar bolor no seu vestuário
Uma abordagem de boas práticas para evitar perdas em vestuário e acessórios.
Como um importador de marisco espanhol reduziu o risco na sua cadeia de abastecimento na Ásia
Um importador sediado em Madrid implementou um programa de controlo de qualidade detalhado para proteger a sua marca contra marisco de fraca qualidade.
5 razões pelas quais as marcas focadas na geração dos Millennials não podem dar-se ao luxo de ignorar a responsabilidade social
Leia sobre a importância crescente da Geração Y e da responsabilidade social para a sua marca.
Irão os consumidores esclarecidos acabar com a escravatura moderna?
Dado que se estima existirem entre 21 a 36 milhões de pessoas em trabalhos forçados em todo o mundo, a escravatura não é uma coisa do passado.
Cadeias de abastecimento éticas – um investimento não um custo
Leia sobre a razão porque faz sentido em termos económicos construir uma cadeia de abastecimento ética.
As cinco regras de ouro para um programa de outsourcing de CQ bem sucedido
Melhores práticas de controlo de qualidade das maiores marcas e retalhistas do mundo
Relatório de auditorias de responsabilidade social
Leia sobre os processos e critérios envolvidos num programa de auditorias de responsabilidade social bem sucedido.
Guia rápido: como evitar vírus transmitidos pelos alimentos
Estude tipos de origens de vírus transmitidos por alimentos e a forma de os evitar na sua cadeia de abastecimento de alimentos.
Marcas de têxteis e vestuário: Dicas para evitar infestações nos seus produtos
Aprenda sobre como evitar infestações e se proteger contra perda de produtos.
Como uma empresa de brinquedos inovadora garantiu a segurança dos seus produtos
Um estudo de caso sobre como uma empresa de brinquedos europeia trabalhou com a QIMA para implementar um programa de CQ abrangente.
Testes de óculos conforme diretivas europeias
Veja a nossa apresentação e saiba mais sobre a segurança e conformidade de óculos e PPE.
More Efficient Product Testing Program with Data-Driven Interventions
This case study demonstrates how QIMA helped a major discount chain operator reduce the cost of their testing program by identifying and addressing the root causes of high test failure rates through detailed analysis of their sourcing data.
Minimizing Missed Inspections to Streamline a Quality Control Program
This case study demonstrates how QIMA helped an international sourcing business optimize their quality control costs by minimizing missed inspections while ensuring production schedules are observed and safeguarding product quality.
Improving Bulk Production Quality by Establishing a Supplier Improvement Program
This case study demonstrates how QIMA helped a leading garment retailer establish a supplier improvement program that would safeguard product quality and drive long-term improvement throughout the client’s global supply chain.
Q2 2020 Barometer: COVID-19 Impact: After a Brief Post-Lockdown Rebound, Sourcing from China Plummets 19% in Late March
Q1 2020 has been by far the most turbulent quarter since QIMA started analyzing trends in global sourcing, quality and compliance in 2012.
Q1 2020 Barometer: 2019 in Review – China Sourcing Volumes Drop for First Time Ever, While Quality and Sourcing Ethics Suffer in Emerging Regions
While the promise of a US-China trade deal may have brought some welcome optimism to the holiday season, the changes wrought on global trade by the trade wars of 2019 will linger.
QIMA Q4 Barometer: Quality and Sourcing Ethics Take a Hit as US Businesses Accelerate their Retreat from China
Last quarter, in a QIMA survey of 150+ global businesses in all major consumer segments...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
QIMA Q4 Barometer: Manufacturing Peak Season Brings New Quality and Ethical Challenges
As the holidays approach and manufacturing peak season has started in sourcing powerhouses throughout Asia, QIMA data on inspection and audit demand reflects the overall trends in ...
QIMA Q3 Barometer: Quality, Safety, Ethics: Supply Chains Still Struggle in 2017
Halfway through 2017, QIMA's onsite inspection and supplier audit statistics paint a picture of the ongoing struggle between old-school sourcing giants and their up-and-coming...
QIMA Q2 Barometer: 2017 Brings Product Quality Issues and Ethical Challenges
QIMA's Q1 figures for inspection and audit demand are a reflection of the sourcing trends that will continue shaping global trade throughout the rest of 2017. The first quarter of...
QIMA Q1 Barometer: 2016 in Review: Worrying Trends for Quality and Compliance across Global Supply Chains
QIMA 2016 audits and inspection demand gives an indication of the attractiveness of each sourcing regions for global brands and buyers. Read more in QIMA's Q1 barometer...
QIMA Q4 Barometer: China Growth Stabilizing as Exploding Batteries and Factory Fires Plague Supply Chains
QIMA 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...
QIMA 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 lab...
QIMA 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...
QIMA 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.
QIMA Q4 Barometer: CSR, it's Becoming Harder to Hide. China Growth Hits New Low
China's new Food Safety Law introduces harsher standards and punishments and Bangladeshi prosecutors bring murder charges against the owners of Rana Plaza and the Tazreen factory.
QIMA Q3 Barometer: Southeast Asia Sees Staggering Growth, Food Violations Continue
While the economy of China may be growing at its slowest pace in six years, global brands are readily expanding their supply chains to other low-cost destinations in Asia...
QIMA Q2 Barometer: 68 Million Children Forced to Work, Death at Work Every 15 Seconds
The ILO published that every 15 seconds someone dies as a result of an occupational accident or disease. Congruent with what seems to be a sharp rise in global awareness on ethical...
QIMA Q1 Barometer: Cheap Labor Came at a High Price in 2014
Increased global supply chain transparency in 2014 revealed shocking statistics on the number of forced and child laborers worldwide, while workers across Asia faced consistently...
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