Manufacturing Safety Guidelines: Why Are They So Important?

by AQF Team on 31 Jan 2023 | 0 Comments

Brand reputation is crucial in the retail industry. But one simple mistake, one simple workplace accident can cause damage that may take years to repair. 

Topics: Auditing Factories, supplier audit

How Your Product Packaging Is Affecting Your Sales

by AQF Team on 24 Jan 2023 | 0 Comments

Excellent products satisfy customers and bring in sales, but thoughtful product packaging can help you stand out from the crowd. 

Topics: packaging inspection, packaging quality control

Top Sourcing Challenges Brands Will Face in 2023

by AQF Team on 27 Dec 2022 | 0 Comments

As we prepare to enter a new year, it’s important to look ahead and anticipate what challenges lay ahead so we can plan accordingly. In this article, we will explore some of the top sourcing challenges brands will face in 2023.

Topics: Supply chain

Supply Chain Trends To Anticipate in 2023

by AQF Team on 21 Dec 2022 | 0 Comments

Disruptions in the supply chain are expected to continue into 2023. Whether it be inflationary pressure, heightened regulations, weather events, or unforeseen events, brands and retailers will need to find ways to adapt to a changing environment moving forward.

Topics: Supply chain

Relocation Guide: How to Verify Your New Suppliers

by AQF Team on 5 Dec 2022 | 0 Comments

There are alot of moving parts to keep track of when relocating your business. On top of the day-to-day logistical challenges, you also have to rethink your supply chain and possibly find a new supplier and factory to work with.

Topics: Sourcing, supplier audit

Relocation Guide: Updating Your Sourcing Strategy

by AQF Team on 29 Nov 2022 | 0 Comments

Strategic sourcing is pivotal for any organization's operations and supply chain management. It involves finding the most efficient and cost-effective ways to source the goods and services your company needs to operate.

Topics: Sourcing, supplier audit

4 Important Quality Controls for Home Decor Products

by AQF Team on 1 Nov 2022 | 0 Comments

The market for home decor products is growing fast. According to Technavio, the industry is expected to grow by $58.99 billion from 2021 to 2026.

Topics: Household Goods

Wooden Furniture 101: How To Retain Quality During Manufacturing

by AQF Team on 31 Oct 2022 | 0 Comments

Maple, mahogany, oak, and pine wood are some of the most popular materials for making both indoor and outdoor furniture. Their high demand is due to their durability, low-maintenance needs, and versatility.

Topics: Furniture

How To Prepare Your Supply Chain For Chinese New Year 2023

by Polly Chen on 25 Oct 2022 | 0 Comments

If you are a business owner who sources from China, you must have heard about the Chinese New Year (CNY) and the factory shutdowns related to this festival.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice

Dangers of Defective Household Appliances

by Lisa Roberts on 18 Oct 2022 | 0 Comments
Defects in home appliance products might have serious impact on end consumers and might cause a huge blow to the brand reputation. What are the common defects on home appliance products and how to avoid them? Let our post tell you more.

Topics: Consumer Electronics, Manufacturing Tips & Advice, defect management

4 Critical Quality Controls For Cosmetics Packaging