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 Chinese 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

Top Promotional Items to Gift in 2022

by AQF Team on 11 Oct 2022 | 0 Comments

Promotional items and gifts are great for attracting new customers, strengthening business relationships, and showing employee appreciation. However, low-quality or defective gifts can make your brand look cheap and tarnish your image. On top of that, they are unlikely to be used by the recipient and will fail to increase brand recognition.

Topics: Branding and Marketing

Manufacturers: How to Build a Sustainable Warehouse

by Marian Domingo on 13 Sep 2022 | 0 Comments
Prioritizing sustainability is at the forefront of many business owners' minds and a sustainable warehouse can be a good start. Check on this post to learn about what improvements can be made to reduce waste and optimize the eco-friendly nature of operations in the warehouse.

Topics: Sustainability

Record Heatwave Hitting Chinese Manufacturing

by Polly Chen on 6 Sep 2022 | 0 Comments
In this week’s roundup, learn about the record heatwave in China, rising holiday fees for 3P sellers on Amazon, and Sprite's new clear bottle.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Ecommerce, Sustainability

Quality Control for Sports Balls: How It's Done

by AQF Team on 30 Aug 2022 | 0 Comments

Athletes know how important quality sports equipment is. A good ball can make all the difference, which is why many players choose established brands with sound reputations.

Topics: Sporting Goods

4 Critical Quality Controls For Cosmetics Packaging