Crystal Ge

Crystal Ge

Crystal Ge comes from Gansu Province in China’s north-west. Having joined InTouch in May 2012, Crystal is the longest standing Client Manager at InTouch and loves traveling the world and eating amazing food.
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Recent Posts

How AQF Helps You Manufacture and Ship Your Goods on Time

by Crystal Ge on 15 May 2019 | 1 Comment
Don't let quality issues and shipment delays affect your product. Here are some specific ways that AQF can help to improve your time to market.

Topics: Product Inspection, Working with Factories

Which Quality Audit Type Do You Need for Your Supplier?

by Crystal Ge on 19 Dec 2018 | 0 Comments
All importers can benefit from a quality audit. But don't settle for a QC company that can't adequately assess your suppliers. When it comes to supplier evaluations, there's no need for risk.

Topics: Auditing Factories, Working with Factories

FSVP Compliance for Food Importers: How a Third Party Can Help

by Crystal Ge on 31 Oct 2018 | 0 Comments
The FDA is currently focused on cooperating with food importers to develop a FSVP. But enforcement will likely increase as FSVP becomes more established. There’s no better time to develop a FSVP than now.

Topics: Auditing Factories, Legal Requirements

How Product Inspectors Use Quality Control Checklists

by Crystal Ge on 28 Sep 2018 | 3 Comments

Put yourself in the shoes of a product inspector for a second. Erase from your mind all the information you know about your product, your supplier and your customers. Now try to inspect your product for quality issues without that information.

Topics: Product Inspection, Acceptable Quality Level (AQL), Packaging, Quality Control Checklist

Got Full-Time Inspectors? Why You Might Still Need Third-Party QC

by Crystal Ge on 1 Aug 2018 | 0 Comments
You never know what unexpected issues might arise as an importer sourcing abroad. Before you rely entirely on your full-time team, let’s look at how third-party inspectors may be able to help you out of an otherwise tight situation.

5 Reasons You May (or May Not) Want to Visit Your Overseas Supplier

by Crystal Ge on 13 Jun 2018 | 0 Comments
Supplier visits play a vital role in the relationship between most importers and their manufacturers. They can help facilitate a better understanding of your specific requirements, so let’s look at five reasons for or against visiting your suppliers.

Topics: Product Inspection, Auditing Factories, Working with Factories

4 People to Consult When Creating a Quality Manual for Your Product

by Crystal Ge on 4 Apr 2018 | 1 Comment
Creating a quality manual for your product shouldn't be a 'me, myself and I' endeavor. An inaccurate or incomplete quality manual creates issues for everyone involved in a product, from your supplier to your customers.

Topics: Product Inspection, Quality Control Checklist

4 Post-Production Defect Management Strategies for Substandard Goods

by Crystal Ge on 7 Feb 2018 | 0 Comments
How can you minimize the risk to your brand when you discover substandard products in your order? These 4 defect management strategies can help!

Topics: Working with Factories, Product Destruction

3 Cultural Barriers You Must Face for Effective China Quality Control

by Crystal Ge on 27 Dec 2017 | 0 Comments
Are you mystified by your Chinese supplier's behavior? Learn how to face 3 common cultural barriers to effective China quality control here!

Topics: Working with Factories, china quality control

3 Reasons Your Product Won’t Reach Customers in the Right Condition

by Crystal Ge on 1 Nov 2017 | 0 Comments
Packaging issues can lead to any number of problems that could mean game over for your business if you don't pay enough attention to packaging quality control.

Topics: Product Inspection, Packaging

4 Critical Quality Controls For Cosmetics Packaging