Essential Checks to Ensure the Integrity of Stored Goods

by AQF Blog on 23 May 2024 | 0 Comments

Going over the essential checks to ensure the integrity of stored goods is always a priority. After all, implementing essential checks guarantees the quality and security of inventory. From proper storage conditions to regular inventory audits and warehouse inspection, every aspect of warehousing requires meticulous attention.

How To Maintain Product Quality Amidst Supply Chain Disruptions?

by AQF Blog on 22 Apr 2024 | 0 Comments

A big priority nowadays is maintaining product quality amidst supply chain disruptions. This is because the web of global supply chains makes maintaining consistency in product quality a formidable challenge when faced with problems. From delays to shortages, these disruptions can have far-reaching consequences. Still, rest assured that with the right approach to planning and proactive measures, you can absolutely weather these issues!  

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Sourcing, Supply chain

EU Regulation Update: 5 New Chemicals Added to the SVHC Candidate List

by AQF Blog on 21 Mar 2024 | 0 Comments

Chemicals are frequently used in daily consumer products. They can be found on the coating of the cookware, in the hair products, in the modelling clay that you use, and more. In recent years, there have been rising concerns about the usage and safety of those chemicals. Hence, the regulatory authorities are implementing stricter legislation to regulate the use of chemical substances in industries.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Regulation Update

The Future of Manufacturing: How Industry 4.0 is Transforming the Supply Chain

by AQF Blog on 13 Mar 2024 | 0 Comments

With all the recent advancements and new tech, industry 4.0 is transforming the supply chain. Leveraging all of its advantages, it continues to revolutionize manufacturing processes! As a result, businesses are experiencing unprecedented changes in managing and optimizing their supply chains.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice

The Challenges and Opportunities of Sourcing from India

by AQF Blog on 6 Feb 2024 | 0 Comments
Discover the challenges and opportunities of sourcing from India and learn strategies to navigate sourcing in India's vibrant market.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Sourcing, asia sourcing

4 Procurement Challenges Importers Will Face in 2024

by AQF Team on 21 Dec 2023 | 0 Comments


Procurement is a dynamic facet of business operations that is influenced by a number of external factors — many of which are beyond a company's control. For procurement teams, being able to quickly react and adapt to these external factors is key, especially when uncertainty lies ahead.

Best Practices for Supplier Quality Management During Relocation

by AQF Blog on 19 Dec 2023 | 0 Comments
Explore your options for best practices for supplier quality management during relocation and make your business thrive at all times!

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Sourcing, supplier audit

Top Supply Chain Trends to Watch for in 2024

by AQF Team on 7 Dec 2023 | 0 Comments


As we approach 2024, the intricate dance between technology, sustainability, and resilience will shape the future of supply chains. This blog post unveils the top supply chain trends that will redefine the industry going forward; from the continued integration of advanced technologies to the growing emphasis on ethical practices, these pivotal shifts will have a big impact on logistics, procurement, and distribution strategies.

Wood Warping and How to Prevent It

by John Niggl on 2 Dec 2023 | 48 Comments
Products made of wood can play tricks on you. While they might look fine at first, wood warping can distort what was once a perfectly fine item. But by knowing how wood warping is caused, you can take steps to make sure wood doesn't become disfigured and useless.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice

3 Types of Quality Defects for Defect Classification

by AQF Team on 28 Nov 2023 | 5 Comments
Defect classification is a vital step for determining if goods should pass or fail inspection. Check out these 3 types of quality defects for your different product types.

Topics: Consumer Electronics, Industrial Goods, Product Inspection, Textile Products, Acceptable Quality Level (AQL)

4 Critical Quality Controls For Cosmetics Packaging