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.

What Are the Retail Giants Doing? Let’s Find Out.

by Polly Chen on 7 Sep 2021 | 0 Comments
In this week's roundup, learn more about recent actions of the retail giants, why the supply chain is shifting back to China, and India raising as the world's second most attractive manufacturing country.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Consumer Electronics, Supply chain

What Should You Include In Your Amazon FBA Inspection?

by AQF Team on 25 Aug 2021 | 0 Comments

Fulfillment by Amazon means that everything from manufacturing the products to storing inventory, fulfilling orders, packing, and shipping is all off your plate. While this business model makes it possible for third-party brands to compete in Amazon's buzzing marketplace in a fairly hands-off approach, many responsibilities such as ordering quality control inspections still fall on the business owner. 

Topics: third party inspection

Ports Are Running but the Congestion Still Lasts

by Polly Chen on 24 Aug 2021 | 0 Comments
In this week's roundup, learn about the lasting logistic problem of sourcing in China, the investment in sustainable fashion, and the potential free trade agreement between Thailand and the EU.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Supply chain, Sustainability

5 Signs Your Quality Control Process Needs Attention

by AQF Team on 12 Aug 2021 | 0 Comments

As a business owner, you want every aspect of your business to run like a well-oiled machine as often as possible. When it comes to quality control for your products, the process isn't a one-size-fits-all or "set it and forget it" method. As your business grows and changes, your quality control process will need to be revisited periodically.

Topics: china quality control, quality control standards

China's Shein Emerges as a Rising Star in Fast Fashion

by Polly Chen on 3 Aug 2021 | 0 Comments
In this week's roundup, learn more about the fast-emerging Chinese fashion brand Shein, sunscreen product recall, and the world's second-largest smartphone maker.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Consumer Electronics, Social Compliance, garment importers

Why Do I Need Amazon FBA Inspection?

by AQF Team on 28 Jul 2021 | 0 Comments

Not so long ago, only large corporations could afford to compete in the international marketplace. Now with the advent of Amazon FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon), even a small, fledgling company has a shot at successfully negotiating international sales. 

Topics: Ecommerce, third party inspection

EU's Latest Ban on Plastic Comes into Effect

by Polly Chen on 20 Jul 2021 | 0 Comments
In this week's roundup, learn about the EU's latest ban on plastic, the Chinese market's increasing demand, and the recovery of Bangladesh's garment manufacturing industry.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Quality Control News, garment importers

5 Reasons Your Garments Quality is Lacking (And How To Fix Them)

by AQF Team on 15 Jul 2021 | 0 Comments

Every industry strives to create the best products it can, fashion and garments included. However, garments quality control is an ongoing issue for some, as well as an occasional problem for even the best manufacturers. In order to create the best garments you possibly can, let's take a look at five reasons your garments' quality is lacking and how you can fix it.

Topics: garment inspection, garment importers

4 Critical Quality Controls For Cosmetics Packaging