China’s COVID Lockdown: Some Factories Relocating, but Brands Need to Stick to Quality Control

by Polly Chen on 31 May 2022 | 0 Comments
Some Chinese factories are relocating due to the strict lockdown policy here. Where are the factories going to and how can brands focus on quality control during the unrest situation? Let our post help you.

Topics: Quality Control News, Supply chain

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

AQF 2020 Recap: Challenges, Trends, and Solutions in Manufacturing Quality Control

by AQF Team on 5 Jan 2021 | 0 Comments

2020 has unearthed new challenges that many industries' owners were not prepared to solve. From 2020, we can learn important lessons to ensure that our businesses do not suffer from inadequate preparation in the future. The manufacturing industry was also a part of the industries affected by the 2020 events, and in the future, we are expecting radical changes in the manufacturing industry, such as the employment of useful tools such as AQF online in different businesses.

Topics: Quality Control News

How Is Digitization Changing Manufacturing Quality Control?

by AQF Team on 29 Oct 2020 | 0 Comments

From Smart Homes to self-driving vehicles, digitization is changing the way we live and work. All aspects of society have experienced this change and manufacturing quality control is no different. Tools such as AQF Online have made quality control for importers simpler and easier than ever before. 

Topics: Quality Control News, Internet of Things (IoT)

Supplier Fraud and Falsified Test Reports Cost NASA $700M

by Polly Chen on 19 May 2019 | 0 Comments
Learn about the supplier fraud that cost NASA, Foxconn's step to manufacturing wearables and Maersk's digital clearance platform in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Quality Control News

Made in China 2025 and What It Means for Your Supply Chain

by Maegan Burkhart on 23 Aug 2017 | 1 Comment
Made in China 2025 is a Chinese government initiative that could bring sweeping changes to your supply chain. Get the facts to prepare for China's move up the value chain!

Topics: Quality Control News, Manufacturing Tips & Advice

How a Social Compliance Audit Can Prevent Tragedy

by John Niggl on 2 Jun 2015 | 0 Comments
Did you know that manufacturers are sometimes held criminally accountable for infractions and damages? Yesterday, the BBC reported that 41 people face murder charges related to the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh two years ago. Learn how a social compliance audit might have prevented the factory collapse and protected the manufacturer and the workers.

Topics: Quality Control News

Another Importer Shows How to Avoid a Product Recall

by John Niggl on 21 May 2015 | 0 Comments
Back in March, many of us were stunned to hear about the formaldehyde scandal in North America’s largest distributor of wood flooring. A story released this past Tuesday prompted me to revisit the issue of product recalls and ways to prevent these types of issues in supply chains.

Topics: Quality Control News

Lumber Liquidators and Their QC Disaster

by John Niggl on 6 Mar 2015 | 0 Comments
How important is it to you to make sure that the product you source from China is safe for your customers? Viewed from another angle, how important is it to you that the products you buy and use are safe?

Topics: Quality Control News

4 Critical Quality Controls For Cosmetics Packaging