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Everything about the Pre-Shipment Inspection

by AQF Operations team on 16 Jun 2016 | 0 Comments

A Pre-Shipment Inspection (PSI) is a quality control procedure carried out at a supplier’s premises by either your QC department or an independent quality control agency contracted to you. It’s a commonplace check within the consumer goods industry in particular and helps importers, traders, wholesalers, and retailers guarantee the quality of goods before they are shipped. It guards against any nasty surprises, and means you know your goods are in working order long before you take delivery — pretty useful if your supplier is halfway around the world.

Calidad de productos cerámicos: grado A, B, C

by AQF Operations team on 21 Apr 2015 | 0 Comments

es-calidad-de-productos-ceramicos-grado-a-b-cLa calidad de productos cerámicos se evalúa difícilmente porque casi siempre habrán defectos. La principal razón detrás de eso es que se trata de un material natural y debido a su naturaleza delicada, su producción implica actos manuales. Sin embargo, es imperativo explicar claramente, al proveedor, el tipo de calidad requerida para sus productos cerámicos. Con esta intención, el comprador debe tomar en consideración dos puntos: la conformidad del material con los estándares y los requerimientos y estándares cosméticos.

Quality of ceramic products: grade A, B, C

by AQF Operations team on 21 Apr 2015 | 0 Comments

es-calidad-de-productos-ceramicos-grado-a-b-cThe quality of ceramic products is difficult to gauge because there will almost certainly be defects. The main reason behind this is that it is a natural material and due to the delicate nature of it, all of the production involves handcrafting. However, it is imperative to clearly explain, to the supplier, the kind of ceramic products quality required. To do so, the buyer should take into account two points: the material's conformity to standards and both its requirements and standards of cosmetics.

Difference between major and minor scratch marks

by AQF Operations team on 14 Apr 2015 | 0 Comments

difference-between-major-and-minor-scratch-marksThe overall appearance of a product is an important criteria in the purchasing decision. For hardline, electronics or electrical products, one of the most common defects identified during inspection are scratches. Some are obvious and others more discreet; therefore, during an inspection, the QC will classify each one of them, making the difference between major and minor scratch marks. When can scratch marks appear? How do we go about classifying this defect?

Measurement and fitting tests for garment inspections

by AQF Operations team on 12 Mar 2015 | 0 Comments

measurement-and-fitting-tests-for-garment-inspectionsGarment manufacturing is one of the complex form of production. Many factors affect the final aspect of garments: the fabric, the sewing, the design, etc. During a garment inspection, various tests are performed to check that the goods are well produced and the customer will be able to wear them normally. The measurement test and the fitting tests for garment inspections are the two testing methods utilized the most for this purpose.

¿Para qué sirve una inspección durante la producción?

by AQF Operations team on 25 Nov 2014 | 0 Comments

es-para-que-sirve-una-inspeccion-durante-la-produccionUna gran oferta de servicios de inspección son ofrecidos a los compradores con el fin de controlar la mercancía a lo largo del proceso de producción y previo a su embarque y cada uno de estos servicios permiten lograr objetivos específicos en cuanto al control y al aseguramiento de calidad. Entonces para qué sirve una inspección durante la producción y cuáles son sus objetivos?

Top 3 de pruebas para calzado durante una inspección

by AQF Operations team on 19 Aug 2014 | 0 Comments

Muestreo por tipo de defecto crítico, mayor y menor según la tabla AQL

by AQF Operations team on 3 Jun 2014 | 0 Comments

La tabla AQL es bastante compleja especialmente cuando se define el muestreo para la inspección de calidad. Todos conocemos lo básico: identificar el muestreo según la cantidad total del pedido, sin embargo ¿estamos todos conscientes que el tamaño del muestreo por tipo de defecto crítico, mayor y menor puede ser diferente?

Different AQL sampling size for critical, major and minor defects

by AQF Operations team on 3 Jun 2014 | 0 Comments

Behind its simple aspect, the AQL table is complex, especially when we need to define the AQL sampling size for product inspection. We all know the basics: identify the sampling size based on the total order quantity however do you know you can adjust AQL sampling plan for critical, major and minor defects?

Quality inspection report: draft or final version?

by AQF Operations team on 15 Apr 2014 | 0 Comments

quality-inspection-report-draft-or-final-versionAfter performing the quality inspection in the factory, the inspector prepares the draft report on-site and reviews with the factory manager. However a draft report is different from the final report and the buyer should be fully aware of the differences to avoid any misunderstanding of the quality inspection result.

4 Critical Quality Controls For Cosmetics Packaging