This is part 1 of a two-part series.
Whom do you trust? When it comes to global supply chains, the response to this question can be especially difficult, time-consuming and costly.
After all, trusted suppliers must be thoughtfully selected, managed, monitored and certified for quality, reliability and consistency. While third-party inspectors such as Intertek can alleviate some of these obstacles, manufacturers are on the hook for satisfying regulatory audits and legal compliance — and ultimately fulfilling the trust that end-customers place in their brand.