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This article was a collaborative effort among various members of the Asia Quality Focus team.

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Is Cambodia Poised to Become a Major Manufacturing Hub?

by AQF Team on 23 Oct 2019 | 0 Comments
Cambodia has one of the lowest labor costs in Asia. The country's geographic proximity to Thailand and Vietnam is also considered a strategic advantage. Let’s delve more deeply to see if Cambodia can be your next manufacturing hub.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Sourcing

What You Should Consider Before Manufacturing in Bangladesh

by AQF Team on 9 Oct 2019 | 1 Comment
Bangladesh’s labor costs are some of the lowest in Asia and the world. There are clearly opportunities for labor-intensive industries there. Check this out and explore greater detail of manufacturing in Bangladesh.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Sourcing

Importing from Indonesia: Is This a Viable Alternative to China?

by AQF Team on 25 Sep 2019 | 0 Comments
Indonesia has thriving economy, improved logistics and infrastructure and rapidly growing labor force. Let's look at the five factors you should consider before moving your manufacturing to Indonesia.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Sourcing

Asia Quality Focus Acquires InTouch Manufacturing Services

by AQF Team on 1 Jan 2019 | 0 Comments

As of January 1st, 2019, InTouch Manufacturing Services has been acquired by Asia Quality Focus (AQF). InTouch and AQF are excited to join forces in the fight to improve product quality and compliance worldwide.

One Brand’s Cost of Product Quality

by AQF Team on 27 Aug 2015 | 0 Comments
As a buyer of goods manufactured overseas, have you considered the true cost of product inspections and factory audits? Working with a contract manufacturer is a tricky business – especially if the factory is located on the other side of the world. In this article, we provide the findings and figures to answer these questions.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice

A Newcomer’s Perspective on Chinese Factories

by AQF Team on 13 Jul 2015 | 0 Comments
Have you ever been able to visit a factory in China? Most people just have a general idea in their head of what they think a Chinese factory might look like. That idea is usually a fabrication from everything they have seen in the media, whether it is a movie or the news. The truth of the matter is that the majority of the world does not have the slightest idea of what a Chinese factory is actually like. During a recent podcast interview, one our newest hires gave us a fresh perspective as someone who had never been to China before and much less a factory.

Topics: Social Compliance

The China Bullet Train Network and Manufacturing

by AQF Team on 17 Jun 2015 | 0 Comments
China is known to be one of the pioneering states of the bullet train, also known as the High Speed Rail (HSR). China’s first type of HSR, beginning in 1999, was named the Qinhuangdao–Shenyang Line. Today, the High Speed Rail of China is the world’s largest such network with 16,000 km of high speed railway.

Topics: Travel Tips & Advice

Trading Company vs. Factory Direct – What You Need to Know

by AQF Team on 9 Jun 2014 | 0 Comments

Importers often insist on working directly with the factories that manufacture their products. There are many reasons why: factory-direct pricing, having a direct line of communication to the factory itself, and other benefits generally associated with “cutting out the middleman.”

Topics: Sourcing

Top 5 MUST Read QC Blogs

by AQF Team on 9 Jun 2014 | 0 Comments

Chinese manufacturing and quality control may seem like it’s a world apart; something that happens so far away from the everyday lives of western importers and consumers that its nearly impossible for them to get a glimpse into these processes.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice

Bangladesh vs. China - 4 KEY Manufacturing Comparisons

by AQF Team on 9 Jun 2014 | 0 Comments

Bangladesh continues to make headlines as new revelations about the tragic Rana Plaza factory collapse come to light. This publicity is causing importers and international analysts to wonder about the pros and cons of sourcing products from a center for ultra-cheap labor such as Bangladesh in comparison to other options, notably China.

Topics: Sourcing