Plastic Packaging: How It Hurts and Why It Needs to Change

by Polly Chen on 15 Sep 2020 | 0 Comments
In this week's roundup, let's learn about how to reduce plastic packaging, Vietnam's incentive terms and how fashion supply chain can become more sustainable.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Packaging

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

Products "Made in China" Are Still Booming

by Polly Chen on 8 Sep 2020 | 0 Comments
In this week's roundup, let's learn about the increase of "Made in China" products, Bangladesh's garment manufacturing position and Walmart's ecommerce surge.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Sourcing, Ecommerce

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

China Still Holds Strong Capacity in Consumer Electronics Manufacturing

by Polly Chen on 1 Sep 2020 | 0 Comments
In this week's roundup, let's learn about China's consumer electronics manufacturing , ASEAN's manufacturing capacity and Amazon's anti-counterfeit program expansion.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Consumer Electronics, Ecommerce

India Incentivizes Its Domestic Manufacturing to Compete with China's Share Globally

by Polly Chen on 25 Aug 2020 | 0 Comments
Learn about India's manufacturing incentive plan, tariff dispute between the U.S. and Canada and Artificial Intelligence in the supply chain in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Supply chain

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

The Multiple Benefits of a Supplier Qualification Audit

by AQF Team on 14 Aug 2020 | 0 Comments

The last thing you would ever want to gamble with as a business is your supplier relationships. Since modern businesses experience pressure from the competition, rising customer demands, and rigid regulatory requirements, working with a reliable supplier is essential. Ensuring that you create a strong relationship with the right supplier will reduce friction from this part of your business while increasing your overall productivity.

Topics: Quality Control Checklist, Supply chain

How Bangladesh is Facing the Pandemic to Maintain Garment Production

by Polly Chen on 11 Aug 2020 | 0 Comments
Learn about the Bangladeshi garment industry's survival method, Intel's outsourcing plan and Apple's carbon neutral pledge in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Consumer Electronics, Supply chain

ASEAN Is Now China's Largest Trade Partner

by Polly Chen on 4 Aug 2020 | 0 Comments
Learn about ASEAN's trade relationship with China, Adidas's three-loop sustainable strategy and the new normal in supply chain all in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Supply chain