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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)

How Product Inspectors Use Quality Control Checklists

by Crystal Ge on 28 Sep 2018 | 3 Comments
QC inspectors are your eyes and ears when it comes to checking your product for quality defects and conducting on-site tests. Take the guesswork out of product inspections and learn how to create a QC checklist with all the information your inspector needs to make a decision just like you would!

Topics: Product Inspection, Acceptable Quality Level (AQL), Packaging, Quality Control Checklist

21 Casting Defects and How to Prevent Them in Your Products

by Sunny Wong on 19 Sep 2018 | 1 Comment
Are your products suffering from casting defects? The good news is they're entirely preventable. Read on for causes and prevention of the top casting defects.

Topics: Product Inspection, Acceptable Quality Level (AQL), Quality Control Checklist

When to Adjust AQL to Better Reflect Quality Expectations

by George Huang on 21 Mar 2018 | 2 Comments
Quality expectations rarely remain unchanged for importers, or their customers. Your AQL standards should change along with your expectations. Find out here when adjusting your AQL can help make your inspection results better reflect your expectations.

Topics: Product Inspection, Acceptable Quality Level (AQL)

5 Critical Quality Defects That’ll Put You On Santa’s Naughty List

by Maegan Burkhart on 20 Dec 2017 | 0 Comments
Critical quality defects that jeopardize your customer’s safety will definitely put you on Santa's naughty list! Learn how to check for these defects in 5 common holiday products!

Topics: Product Inspection, Acceptable Quality Level (AQL)

10 AQL Terms Importers Should Know to Succeed with AQL for Inspection

by Maegan Burkhart on 8 Nov 2017 | 6 Comments
New to using AQL for inspection? Here's all the information you need to decode the AQL table and get started using AQL to reliably assess your product quality.

Topics: Product Inspection, Acceptable Quality Level (AQL)

What’s in Your Jeans? Maybe Plastic from the Ocean

by Matthew Milasius on 22 Oct 2017 | 0 Comments
This week on Best in Manufacturing, learn how the fashion industry is taking on waste collection, the risks of combined product sampling for inspection & more!

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Acceptable Quality Level (AQL), Globalization

Why QC Professionals Use AQL Sampling for Product Inspection

by Oliver Knack on 3 May 2017 | 0 Comments
AQL sampling can save you time & money. What's not to like? Learn more reasons why QC professionals use AQL sampling for product inspection and in which cases AQL might not be appropriate in this blog article.

Topics: Product Inspection, Acceptable Quality Level (AQL)

Anatomy of the ANSI ASQ Z1.4 Industry-Standard AQL Table

by Crystal Ge on 26 Apr 2017 | 1 Comment
As an importer, familiarity with the ANSI ASQ Z1.4 AQL table will help you to better monitor & improve the quality of your products before shipment.

Topics: Product Inspection, Acceptable Quality Level (AQL)

Alternatives to ANSI ASQ Z1.4 for AQL Sampling During QC Inspection

by Vicky Yu on 19 Apr 2017 | 0 Comments
ANSI ASQ Z1.4 is the industry standard for AQL sampling. But you should always consider your budget, product, lead time & customers in considering alternatives.

Topics: Product Inspection, Acceptable Quality Level (AQL)