By Russ Muth, VP Client Services
Most toys are made in China. But when Insight decided to design, develop & supply toys to its biggest customers, Insight had, well, insight!
Instead of replicating a China-based model of toy supply, Insight developed North American-based factories capable of supplying many types of toys.
In Canada, USA & Mexico, these are audited facilities, making toys that meet the most rigorous safety standards:
Insight prefers to manufacture products domestically for these reasons:
- Extensive variety of product capabilities
- Lower cost, faster freight
- Lower carbon footprint
- Inventory warehousing (<3-day transit)
- Same day communications
- Fewer holiday-related ramifications
- Fewer language barriers
And in light of the current global freight crisis (container shortages, port closures, skyrocketing costs) we were, well, insightful.