Quality Control

Long-standing myth of double standards haunts multinationals

Volkswagen was forced to announce a recall of more than 380,000 vehicles in mainland.

A long-standing myth among mainlanders holds that Japanese car makers have secretly maintained three quality standards - the cars sold in Japan have the highest quality, followed by those in the United States and Europe, where the protection of consumer rights is strict, and that those sold in the developing countries including China receive less quality control but fetch higher prices because of strong demand and lax regulation.

Monday, 25 March, 2013, 11:57am 6 comments

Toxic school uniforms add to anger over quality control

Toxic school uniforms add to anger over quality control

The mainland's primary and middle-school pupils are often dubbed "the country's flowers", but a toxic-school-uniform scandal in Shanghai this week shows they haven't been getting sufficient care from the authorities.

23 Feb 2013 - 3:59am 2 comments

China Digest, November 26, 2012

Developers for six skyscrapers planned in the capital's central business district have asked the municipal planning commission for permission to make their buildings taller, by up to 100 metres, to help them better match their surrounding landscape, which will include the 510-metre-tall China Zun building to be completed in 2016.

26 Nov 2012 - 4:59am

Maintaining high standards

If there is one lesson that companies in the food and beverage (F&B) sector can learn from the poison milk scandal on the mainland, which is still dogging the country 18 months after it broke, it is that quality is king.

5 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Chance to slip into quality assurance director role

Dress up your resume for this opportunity to influence quality at a leading garments manufacturing company.

Smart Shirts, a wholly owned subsidiary of United States-listed apparel group, Kellwood Company, needs someone to fill the role of quality assurance director to help maintain the company's reputation as one of the finest apparel makers.

23 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

US firm seeks manager for mainland expansion

Clean up your resume and get ready for this job at a company that has plans for major growth in the area of sourcing and manufacturing in the mainland.

Bissell, a long established American-based manufacturer of household cleaning products, is shopping for a quality and sourcing manager to help drive and manage all suppliers and manufacturing partners' quality activities.

26 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Expanding to meet consumer demand

Glamour has been a lucrative business for one of the world's largest manufacturers of intimate apparel, Triumph International. When first founded as a corsetry business in a German barn in 1886, the company employed just six people. Today, the company employs more than 36,000 people and Triumph International products are available in 150 countries.

22 Sep 2007 - 12:00am