Market Still Shows Strong Performance in Ecommerce Sales

by Polly Chen on 30 Nov 2021 | 0 Comments
In this week's roundup, learn more about the ecommerce sales in this holiday season, the lasting effects of factory shutdowns in Vietnam, and plastic recycling methods.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Supply chain, Ecommerce

How A Supplier Factory Audit Can Help You Choose The Best Supplier

by AQF Team on 25 Nov 2021 | 0 Comments

A supplier's ability to deliver high-quality products and follow compliance determines your company’s success. It's critical to analyze and audit your suppliers before entrusting them to manufacturing products you need to run your business.

Topics: Auditing Factories, supplier audit

Customers Watch Out: Holiday Gifts Might Cost You More This Year

by Polly Chen on 9 Nov 2021 | 0 Comments
In this week's roundup, learn about the rising price of holiday gifts, Amazon's in-store pick-up service, and insights on garment labels.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Supply chain, garment importers

6 Product Sourcing Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

by AQF Team on 2 Nov 2021 | 0 Comments
Even with the proliferation of easy-to-use websites like Alibaba.com and LightIntheBox.com, sourcing products from China for your dropshipping or e-commerce business can be a daunting task. Here we summarized six common product sourcing mistakes and the ways to avoid them.

Topics: Sourcing

How to Avoid Quality Fade With Clothing Manufacturers in China

by AQF Team on 27 Oct 2021 | 0 Comments

Imagine you’ve been working with a supplier for several years without issue. Then one day, you start receiving complaints. Then you start noticing minor, but frequent, flaws in your products. At first it’s small things like broken seams or poor stitching, but then the material quality starts to degrade or the coloring is off and suddenly you have a problem.

Topics: Textile Products, garment inspection

Raw Material Price Bottleneck Is Choking the Manufacturers

by Polly Chen on 26 Oct 2021 | 0 Comments
In this week's roundup, learn more about the surging raw material price, how will the port congestion affect your holiday gifts, and how can Bangladesh factories improve.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Supply chain

5 Things You Need to Know About Bangladesh Manufacturing

by AQF Team on 13 Oct 2021 | 0 Comments

A while back, we wrote a post about the state of manufacturing in Bangladesh. A few things have changed since then - in Bangladesh specifically and around the globe. The worldwide pandemic has also caused Bangladesh’s position in the global supply chain to shift considerably.

Topics: asia sourcing

Retailers Changing Strategies Due to Factory Closure

by Polly Chen on 28 Sep 2021 | 0 Comments
In this week's roundup, learn about why are the retailers changing strategies, Amazon's strengthening logistics force, and Tesco's recycle program.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Supply chain, Sustainability

Top 5 Sourcing Countries in Asia

by AQF Team on 21 Sep 2021 | 0 Comments

China is one of the most common countries to source from on a global scale, but there are many other Asian countries to choose from that can provide similar or better results. Depending on the nature of your company, switching to importing from a different country may be a better fit for your business. Here are the top five alternatives to sourcing from China!

Topics: Sourcing, asia sourcing, sourcing from malaysia

5 Advanced Product Quality Planning Methods for Auto Parts to Increase Customer Satisfaction

by Christine Evans on 17 Sep 2021 | 0 Comments

In today’s competitive markets, customers have increasing expectations across all industries. Product quality standards and rollout deadlines have to be consistently met in order to keep customers satisfied. For automotive companies, it is important to have proper quality planning methods in place in different phases of development, from early market tests to production inspections.

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