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10 KPIs You Can Track in AQF’s Online Quality Management System

by Shanbella Trinh on 27 Mar 2019 | 0 Comments
Have you ever wanted to quickly analyze which suppliers are passing or failing inspection? Or track defects affecting your products? Our online quality management system offers you numerous KPIs to help you meet your QC goals.

Topics: Product Inspection, Working with Factories

China’s New Foreign Investment Law Bans Technology Transfers

by Maegan Burkhart on 24 Mar 2019 | 0 Comments
China's foreign investment law and what it means for the trade war, Alibaba's partnership with Office Depot and "fast furniture" in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing

3 General Inspection Levels for QC Sampling with AQL

by Maegan Burkhart on 20 Mar 2019 | 2 Comments
The AQL table outlines several different sample sizes, which vary slightly in size and risk. Understanding these QC sampling options can guide you to the scope of inspection that is best for you and your product.

Topics: Product Inspection, Acceptable Quality Level (AQL)

China’s Import Ban on Recyclable Plastics One Year Later

by Maegan Burkhart on 17 Mar 2019 | 0 Comments
How China's import ban has thrown the entire global recycling industry into disarray, declining U.S.-China tech investment and quality value propositions in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Packaging

How a Convenient Online Platform Simplified Lighting QC for Seynave (Case Study)

by Maegan Burkhart on 13 Mar 2019 | 0 Comments
Learn how Seynave simplified their lighting QC inspection processes and empowered their suppliers to meet quality targets in this case study.

Topics: Product Inspection, Working with Factories

Amazon Launches New Anti-Counterfeiting Program, Project Zero

by Maegan Burkhart on 10 Mar 2019 | 0 Comments
Amazon rolls out new anti-counterfeit measures, the U.S.-China trade deficit hits record high and wind-powered cargo ships in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing

13 On-Site Bike Tests to Include in Your Bicycle Inspection Checklist

by Matthew Milasius on 5 Mar 2019 | 0 Comments
A thorough bicycle inspection checklist should always outline bike testing procedures, sample sizes and necessary equipment. Here are 13 on-site bike tests to help keep your product safety and quality in check.

Topics: Product Inspection, Sporting Goods, Quality Control Checklist

I Am in Living Hell: Indian Home Workers Sew Your Clothes for $0.15/hr

by Maegan Burkhart on 3 Mar 2019 | 0 Comments
How your Indian factory might be outsourcing garment work to home workers, Honda's Brexit decision to leave the UK and increased FDA drug supply chain monitoring in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Social Compliance, Working with Factories

Manufacturing in Vietnam: 4 Key Factors for Moving from China

by Maegan Burkhart on 27 Feb 2019 | 6 Comments
More and more importers are considering shifting production to Vietnam with the U.S.-China trade war. Let’s look at four key factors to consider before you move your manufacturing from China to Vietnam.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Sourcing, Working with Factories

China Enacts Ban on Medical Claims in Cosmetics Industry

by Synnove Vandal on 24 Feb 2019 | 0 Comments
China bans marketing medical benefits in cosmetics, the long-lasting effects of the trade war and China's growing biotech industry in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Legal Requirements