Supply chain quality control – industry news

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Q4 2022 Barometer: Another Turbulent Holiday Season in Store for Global Sourcing

Three quarters into 2022 and QIMA data shows that the global sourcing landscape remains in flux, with a deepening decoupling of global supply chains from China and intensified competition between other sourcing markets in Asia, while the specter of recession in the West chips away at consumer confidence and buying volumes.

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October 12, 2022

QIMA Approved as a Notified Body for Saudi Food and Drug Authority

QIMA, a global provider of quality control and supply chain compliance solutions, announced today that it has been approved as a Notified Body by the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) to certify cosmetic products being imported or sold in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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September 22, 2022

Introducing QIMA IBD - Latin America’s Leading Certifier for Organic Products

QIMA has acquired IBD to extend the company’s offering for food certification solutions and food safety standards.

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August 04, 2022

QIMA Announces Acquisition of QuantiLAB

The acquisition complements QIMA’s global footprint and capabilities across agri-food and apparel industries with experts for testing, inspection, and certification.

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July 28, 2022

Q3 2022 Barometer: Supply Chains Might Get Worse Before they Get Better

As supply chain disruptions rage on, QIMA’s latest barometer report, informed by internal data on supply chain inspections and audits and the findings of a survey of 400+ global sourcing businesses highlights the continued evolution of supply chain strategies worldwide.

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July 12, 2022

QIMA Partners with CBX Software to Streamline Supply Chain Quality Management for Brands and Retailers

QIMA, a global provider of supply chain quality and compliance solutions, and CBX Software, a leading extended product lifecycle management platform provider, have joined forces to offer brands and retailers an integrated solution that streamlines quality inspections in the supply chain.

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June 14, 2022

QIMA joins United Nations Global Compact initiative

The United Nations Global Compact initiative is a voluntary leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible business practices.

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May 16, 2022

Q2 2022 Barometer: Global Sourcing in 2022: Uncertainty the New Norm

Still struggling with the uneven recovery and logistics chaos that dominated 2021, global supply chains received new blows in late February and March 2022, with the resurgence of COVID-19 in critical sourcing regions and the added uncertainty regarding the potential impact of the Russia-Ukraine war on global trade.

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April 12, 2022

Q1 2022 Barometer: Review of Global Sourcing for 2021: Is there an end in sight?

A tumultuous 2021 saw promising recovery trends falter with the resurgence of COVID-19 outbreaks, China's power crunch and ongoing logistics chaos.

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January 13, 2022

CDPQ Invests in QIMA

Caisse de dépót et placement du Québec (CDPQ), a global investment group, today announced the acquisition of a significant minority interest in QIMA.

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December 08, 2021

QIMA Approved as a G-Mark Notified Body by the Gulf Standardization Organization

QIMA has been approved as a Notified Body by the Gulf Standardization Organization (GSO) to provide the Gulf Mark (G-Mark) for low voltage electrical products and children's toys being imported or sold in the Gulf Coordinating Council (GCC) member states.

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October 20, 2021

Q4 2021 Barometer: Can South Asia Sourcing Save the Holiday Season from Supply Chain Chaos?

Between the ongoing global logistics logjam and a new wave of COVID-19 related lockdowns in Asia, global sourcing displays ominous signs for the upcoming holiday season.

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October 12, 2021

TIC Council Announces Appointment of Sébastien Breteau to Board of Directors

QIMA CEO Sébastien Breteau has been appointed to serve on the board of directors of the TIC Council.

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August 27, 2021

QIMA Q3 2021 Barometer: China’s recovery slows down, while ethical compliance hits a 3-year low

China sourcing exceeds pre-pandemic levels, but further growth may be stalled by virus resurgence.

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July 14, 2021

QIMA Q2 2021 Barometer: As Businesses Look To Leave ‘Crisis Mode’ Behind, Diversification Continues While Ethical Compliance and Quality Take a Hit

QIMA inspection, audit and survey data collected in the first quarter of 2021 highlights the desire to diversify global supply chains.

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April 16, 2021

QIMA Has Acquired NYCE (Normalización y Certificación)

The leading standardization, certification and conformity assessment body in Mexico.

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January 21, 2021

QIMA Q1 2021 Barometer: 2020 in Review: Global Trade COVID Disruption Reveals Changes in Consumption Habits and Rampant Ethical Risks, as China Sourcing Beats the Odds

Almost a year into the COVID-19 crisis, uncertainty and disruption continue dominating global trade.

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January 12, 2021

QIMA Q4 2020 Barometer: Global Trade Sees Asia's Manufacturing Powerhouses Begin to Rally Following Rebounding Demand in the West

Despite the fairly apocalyptic outlook that prevailed earlier in the year, sourcing insights for Q3 suggest that the crash of global trade in 2020 may ultimately be less dramatic than predicted.

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October 08, 2020