Assessing Supplier Risk When Sourcing From China

by AQF Team on 29 Jan 2021 | 0 Comments

There is always a level of risk when selecting a supplier to work with and that risk does not differ when sourcing from China. Fortunately, there are a few steps your organization can take to vet suppliers and make sure you are using suppliers with as low a risk as possible. Take a look at the different ways you can assess the risk level of selecting a particular supplier. 

Topics: china quality control

Is the Packaging Revolution Coming?

by Polly Chen on 26 Jan 2021 | 0 Comments
In this week's roundup, let's learn about the packaging revolution, Amazon planes, and a massive recall of infant clothes.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Packaging, Supply chain

3 Considerations When Sourcing Cosmetics Packaging

by AQF Team on 26 Jan 2021 | 0 Comments

Cosmetics and skincare packaging must go through rigorous testing before being approved for distribution, but testing the products alone is not enough. The quality and safety of the packaging of these items must also adhere to a variety of standards in order to ensure product quality and consumer safety. 

Topics: Packaging

Insight from Chinese Factories: Export Surges, Labor Shorts

by Polly Chen on 12 Jan 2021 | 0 Comments
In this week's roundup, let's learn about the labor shortage in some Chinese factories, H&M's new sustainable packaging, and Nike's sales increase.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Packaging

Container Shortage Might Affect Your Costco Shipments

by Polly Chen on 5 Jan 2021 | 0 Comments
In this week's roundup, let's learn about the container shortage, young people's choice for fast fashion, and Vietnam's potential in becoming the second world's factory.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Supply chain, garment inspection

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

China’s Exports Surge. Is Your Holiday Shipment Ready?

by Polly Chen on 22 Dec 2020 | 0 Comments
In this week's roundup, let's learn about China's export surge, winners amid the pandemic, and ways to achieve sustainable packaging.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Packaging, Supply chain, Ecommerce

Retails Sales Is Expected to Increase During the Holiday Season Despite Pandemic

by Polly Chen on 8 Dec 2020 | 0 Comments
In this week's roundup, let's learn about retail sales this holiday season, the business recovery in China, and FedEx's small technology hubs on its network.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Supply chain, Ecommerce

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

4 Critical Quality Controls For Cosmetics Packaging