Insight from Chinese Factories: Export Surges, Labor Shorts

by Polly Chen on 12 Jan 2021 | 0 Comments
In this week's roundup, let's learn about the labor shortage in some Chinese factories, H&M's new sustainable packaging, and Nike's sales increase.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Packaging

Container Shortage Might Affect Your Costco Shipments

by Polly Chen on 5 Jan 2021 | 0 Comments
In this week's roundup, let's learn about the container shortage, young people's choice for fast fashion, and Vietnam's potential in becoming the second world's factory.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Supply chain, garment inspection

AQF 2020 Recap: Challenges, Trends, and Solutions in Manufacturing Quality Control

by AQF Team on 5 Jan 2021 | 0 Comments

2020 has unearthed new challenges that many industries' owners were not prepared to solve. From 2020, we can learn important lessons to ensure that our businesses do not suffer from inadequate preparation in the future. The manufacturing industry was also a part of the industries affected by the 2020 events, and in the future, we are expecting radical changes in the manufacturing industry, such as the employment of useful tools such as AQF online in different businesses.

Topics: Quality Control News

When Do You Need a Factory Audit? 5 Tips To Help Guide You

by AQF Team on 29 Dec 2020 | 0 Comments

Conducting factory audits is both expensive and time-consuming. And importers conscious of their QC budget often wonder what's the best way to get their money's worth out of audits. You know that with the proper balance, factory quality control inspections can help you proactively get a first overview of a factory's set up, performances, and it's principal points of compliance with international standards.

Topics: Auditing Factories

China’s Exports Surge. Is Your Holiday Shipment Ready?

by Polly Chen on 22 Dec 2020 | 0 Comments
In this week's roundup, let's learn about China's export surge, winners amid the pandemic, and ways to achieve sustainable packaging.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Packaging, Supply chain, Ecommerce

Retails Sales Is Expected to Increase During the Holiday Season Despite Pandemic

by Polly Chen on 8 Dec 2020 | 0 Comments
In this week's roundup, let's learn about retail sales this holiday season, the business recovery in China, and FedEx's small technology hubs on its network.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Supply chain, Ecommerce

Why Ecommerce Sellers Can’t Ignore a Pre-Shipment Inspection

by AQF Team on 2 Dec 2020 | 0 Comments

Quality is important for successful ecommerce sellers. But to successfully source products from manufacturers in Asia, you need to be diligent and careful about every single step in the manufacturing process. Pre-shipment product inspections (PSI) is a critical step that a responsible ecommerce seller needs to undertake before shipment to avoid compromising on quality. Pre-shipment inspections are also a requirement for many countries.

Topics: Product Inspection

China Signed the World's Largest Trade Agreement

by Polly Chen on 1 Dec 2020 | 0 Comments
In this week's roundup, let's learn about the RCEP, how to upgrade packaging to reduce waste, and Walmart's "pop-up" fulfillment centers.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Packaging

Beauty Brands Are Winning Big on Chinese Ecommerce Sites

by Polly Chen on 24 Nov 2020 | 0 Comments
In this week's roundup, let's learn about how are beauty brands winning on Chinese ecommerce sites, the ways to ensure time efficiency in the holiday season, and Google products made from recycled material.

Topics: Consumer Electronics, Supply chain, Ecommerce

Failed Product Inspection? Here's What You Need To Do

by AQF Team on 12 Nov 2020 | 0 Comments

As a buyer, you need assurance that your orders meet all set requirements. This is why you need to make sure that you and your supplier are in agreement as to what the acceptable standards are before confirming the order.

Topics: Product Inspection