Raw Material Price Bottleneck Is Choking the Manufacturers

by Polly Chen on 26 Oct 2021 | 0 Comments
In this week's roundup, learn more about the surging raw material price, how will the port congestion affect your holiday gifts, and how can Bangladesh factories improve.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Supply chain

5 Things You Need to Know About Bangladesh Manufacturing

by AQF Team on 13 Oct 2021 | 0 Comments

A while back, we wrote a post about the state of manufacturing in Bangladesh. A few things have changed since then - in Bangladesh specifically and around the globe. The worldwide pandemic has also caused Bangladesh’s position in the global supply chain to shift considerably.

Topics: asia sourcing

Retailers Changing Strategies Due to Factory Closure

by Polly Chen on 28 Sep 2021 | 0 Comments
In this week's roundup, learn about why are the retailers changing strategies, Amazon's strengthening logistics force, and Tesco's recycle program.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Supply chain, Sustainability

Top 5 Sourcing Countries in Asia

by AQF Team on 21 Sep 2021 | 0 Comments

China is one of the most common countries to source from on a global scale, but there are many other Asian countries to choose from that can provide similar or better results. Depending on the nature of your company, switching to importing from a different country may be a better fit for your business. Here are the top five alternatives to sourcing from China!

Topics: Sourcing, asia sourcing, sourcing from malaysia

5 Advanced Product Quality Planning Methods for Auto Parts to Increase Customer Satisfaction

by Christine Evans on 17 Sep 2021 | 0 Comments

In today’s competitive markets, customers have increasing expectations across all industries. Product quality standards and rollout deadlines have to be consistently met in order to keep customers satisfied. For automotive companies, it is important to have proper quality planning methods in place in different phases of development, from early market tests to production inspections.

What Are the Retail Giants Doing? Let’s Find Out.

by Polly Chen on 7 Sep 2021 | 0 Comments
In this week's roundup, learn more about recent actions of the retail giants, why the supply chain is shifting back to China, and India raising as the world's second most attractive manufacturing country.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Consumer Electronics, Supply chain

What Should You Include In Your Amazon FBA Inspection?

by AQF Team on 25 Aug 2021 | 0 Comments

Fulfillment by Amazon means that everything from manufacturing the products to storing inventory, fulfilling orders, packing, and shipping is all off your plate. While this business model makes it possible for third-party brands to compete in Amazon's buzzing marketplace in a fairly hands-off approach, many responsibilities such as ordering quality control inspections still fall on the business owner. 

Topics: third party inspection

Ports Are Running but the Congestion Still Lasts

by Polly Chen on 24 Aug 2021 | 0 Comments
In this week's roundup, learn about the lasting logistic problem of sourcing in China, the investment in sustainable fashion, and the potential free trade agreement between Thailand and the EU.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Supply chain, Sustainability

5 Signs Your Quality Control Process Needs Attention

by AQF Team on 12 Aug 2021 | 0 Comments

As a business owner, you want every aspect of your business to run like a well-oiled machine as often as possible. When it comes to quality control for your products, the process isn't a one-size-fits-all or "set it and forget it" method. As your business grows and changes, your quality control process will need to be revisited periodically.

Topics: china quality control, quality control standards

China's Shein Emerges as a Rising Star in Fast Fashion

by Polly Chen on 3 Aug 2021 | 0 Comments
In this week's roundup, learn more about the fast-emerging Chinese fashion brand Shein, sunscreen product recall, and the world's second-largest smartphone maker.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Consumer Electronics, Social Compliance, garment importers

4 Critical Quality Controls For Cosmetics Packaging