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

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AQF 2020 Recap: Challenges, Trends, and Solutions in Manufacturing Quality Control

by AQF Team on 5 Jan 2021 | 0 Comments

2020 has unearthed new challenges that many industries' owners were not prepared to solve. From 2020, we can learn important lessons to ensure that our businesses do not suffer from inadequate preparation in the future. The manufacturing industry was also a part of the industries affected by the 2020 events, and in the future, we are expecting radical changes in the manufacturing industry, such as the employment of useful tools such as AQF online in different businesses.

Topics: Quality Control News

When Do You Need a Factory Audit? 5 Tips To Help Guide You

by AQF Team on 29 Dec 2020 | 0 Comments

Conducting factory audits is both expensive and time-consuming. And importers conscious of their QC budget often wonder what's the best way to get their money's worth out of audits. You know that with the proper balance, factory quality control inspections can help you proactively get a first overview of a factory's set up, performances, and it's principal points of compliance with international standards.

Topics: Auditing Factories

Why Ecommerce Sellers Can’t Ignore a Pre-Shipment Inspection

by AQF Team on 2 Dec 2020 | 0 Comments

Quality is important for successful ecommerce sellers. But to successfully source products from manufacturers in Asia, you need to be diligent and careful about every single step in the manufacturing process. Pre-shipment product inspections (PSI) is a critical step that a responsible ecommerce seller needs to undertake before shipment to avoid compromising on quality. Pre-shipment inspections are also a requirement for many countries.

Topics: Product Inspection

Failed Product Inspection? Here's What You Need To Do

by AQF Team on 12 Nov 2020 | 0 Comments

As a buyer, you need assurance that your orders meet all set requirements. This is why you need to make sure that you and your supplier are in agreement as to what the acceptable standards are before confirming the order.

Topics: Product Inspection

How Is Digitization Changing Manufacturing Quality Control?

by AQF Team on 29 Oct 2020 | 0 Comments

From Smart Homes to self-driving vehicles, digitization is changing the way we live and work. All aspects of society have experienced this change and manufacturing quality control is no different. Tools such as AQF Online have made quality control for importers simpler and easier than ever before. 

Topics: Quality Control News, Internet of Things (IoT)

Quality Control Tips for Amazon FBA Sellers Preparing for the Holidays

by AQF Team on 15 Oct 2020 | 0 Comments

Quality control setbacks can lead to an increase in the number of product returns, which shrinks revenue. This is especially relevant in 2020 when ecommerce sales have skyrocketed. For that reason, we've decided to enlighten Amazon FBA sellers on the tips for improving their quality control from packaging and labeling to pre-shipment inspection. Let's dive in!

Topics: Quality Control Checklist, Ecommerce

Best Practices for Ecommerce Quality Control

by AQF Team on 30 Sep 2020 | 0 Comments

Ecommerce sales have skyrocketed in 2020 and many companies are struggling with quality control issues. This article will explain the importance of improving ecommerce quality control and provide some best practices. From simple steps like a product inspection to thorough overhauls of your supply chain, there's lots of space to improve your brand's quality control and profitability. 

Topics: Quality Control Checklist, Ecommerce

AQL Standard: 3 Main Categories of Product Defects

by AQF Team on 11 Sep 2020 | 0 Comments

Your brand's reputation is heavily dependent on your quality levels. If you sell defective products, you are likely to lose customers, incur losses, and even deal with the ensuing lawsuits.

Topics: Product Inspection

The Importance of a Pre-Production Inspection

by AQF Team on 3 Sep 2020 | 0 Comments

If you prioritize quality control in your business, you may want to learn a little more about pre-production inspections (or PPIs). PPIs are a type of quality inspection. Many businesses choose to rely on them when they start working with new suppliers or sign very large contracts. With a pre-product inspection, it's easier to ensure that your supplier is not cutting costs and you're getting the products you deserve.

Topics: Product Inspection

How Has COVID-19 Impacted Quality Control Services?

by AQF Team on 20 Aug 2020 | 0 Comments

Quality control services are crucial to any manufacturing process, and it is even more important now as the world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic. Some companies may think canceling supplier audits or product inspections may be the proper thing to do in current conditions, but that is not the case. 

Topics: Quality Control Checklist