What Is a Technical Compliance File?

by AQF Team on 22 Dec 2021 | 0 Comments

When you own a small business, it is normal to put in countless hours of hard work to make it thrive. When you finally land your first big client who is reputable and expects the absolute best from their suppliers, they could ask for a Technical Compliance File (TCF). Your possession of the essential file could mean a lot in terms of taking your business to the next level. This post discusses what a TCF is and why it is important. Keep reading to learn more!

Topics: GMP compliance

Ethical and Sustainable: What are Customers Thinking when Buying Apparels

by Polly Chen on 21 Dec 2021 | 0 Comments
In this week's roundup, learn more about the ethical concerns of fashion, Lego's mega factory in Vietnam, and Dell's supply chain digitalization.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Supply chain, Sustainability

Quality Control vs. Quality Assurance: What's The Difference?

by AQF Team on 15 Dec 2021 | 0 Comments

The terms quality control and quality assurance are often used interchangeably and this can be confusing. Although there are some similarities and both are important to an effective quality management system, it is important to understand the specifics of quality control vs. quality assurance if you want to build a reliable system.

Topics: Quality Control Checklist, history of quality control

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

4 Critical Quality Controls For Cosmetics Packaging