Don't Let These 3 Factors Delay Product Inspection

by Megan Young on 27 Apr 2015 | 0 Comments
Booking a product inspection at one of your suppliers, particularly in China and other East Asian countries, is rarely so easy. And assuming that inspection will be booked smoothly the moment your 3rd-party QC company and supplier have been introduced is one of the most common mistakes made by buyers. In this article you’ll learn about three factors that affect scheduling a product inspection and ways you can minimize their influence.

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8 Steps - A Day in the Life of a QC Product Inspector

by Crystal Ge on 15 Apr 2015 | 2 Comments
Have you ever wondered how the person assigned to inspect your product spends his workday? Or maybe you’re curious about what they do before and after they perform a product inspection? Let’s take a step-by-step tour with one of InTouch’s own inspectors to find out what’s going on behind the scenes. You may be surprised at what’s involved.

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4 Core Functions of a Product Inspection Company

by John Niggl on 13 Apr 2015 | 0 Comments
Should I hire a 3rd-party to inspect my products? This is a common question among buyers. And it helps to understand the basic functions of a product inspection company in order to answer this question. In this article, I’ll give you a rundown of the main functions – and a couple limitations – of a 3rd-party inspection company.

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6 Steps to Maintain Quality Chinese Manufacturers

by John Niggl on 9 Apr 2015 | 0 Comments
What are the best ways for a Western company to monitor quality at a contract Chinese manufacturer? What groundwork should you lay before working with a Chinese supplier? You'll learn the answers to these questions and more in this bulletin article.

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How to Handle a Supplier’s Complaint Against Your QC Company

by Steve Mogentale on 8 Apr 2015 | 0 Comments
Most importers have heard a supplier complain about an inspector asking for special treatment or maybe even a bribe. And while this is unfortunate – and maybe even true – importers need to be cautious when evaluating such claims.

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3 Reasons to Separate Defects During Product Inspection

by John Niggl on 1 Apr 2015 | 0 Comments

Can you remember a time when you were really disorganized? Now imagine the effect poor organization can have on the factory that’s manufacturing your product. Finally, consider the negative consequences that disorder can have on your QC partner when they’re carrying out a product inspection.

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6 Essential Tools for Product Inspection

by Vicky Yu on 24 Mar 2015 | 1 Comment
What tools does your QC company use during product inspection? How can you be sure that your inspection company is using the right tools? So what is one way you can assess whether or not your inspection company is delivering accurate reports? Take a look at the tools they're using to conduct inspection.

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3 Key Ingredients of a QC Code of Ethics  

by Megan Young on 20 Mar 2015 | 0 Comments

As a buyer of imported goods, have you considered the possibility of corruption making its way into your supply chain? Corruption can take many forms, but it’s often during product inspections where buyers show real concern.

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3 Reasons to Provide Your Inspection Company a List of Open Orders

by Steve Mogentale on 9 Mar 2015 | 0 Comments

Do you rely on product inspect to verify quality? Are you rushing to inspect your product before the shipping deadline? How much notice do you provide your inspection company before inspection is booked?

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Avoid These 3 Pitfalls with Chinese Suppliers

by Chao Wang on 30 Jan 2015 | 0 Comments
Finding a Chinese supplier to manufacture a product is easy nowadays. Current technology allows you to find hundreds of factories, in a moment’s notice, that are very eager to earn your business. The hard part is getting the actual products you order. Here are three issues you will want to avoid when sourcing in China.

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