China’s Currency Devaluation and Your Manufacturing

by Scott Auriat on 14 Sep 2015 | 3 Comments
It should come as no surprise that china's manufacturing sector has been and still is the driving of growth in country does currency devaluation signal a weakening economy thus to stay away or on contrary an aggressive move by chinese government make its more competitive learn about how importantly this will affect you your

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Product Inspection and Lab Testing to Verify Quality of Materials

by Megan Young on 9 Sep 2015 | 0 Comments
How can you be sure you are getting the quality materials you want in your product? The substitution of original quality materials for cheaper, lower quality ones is an unfortunate but very recurring problem in products made in China and elsewhere. So let’s look more closely at leather for the sake of breaking down product inspection and lab testing for quality of materials .

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3 Tips for Dealing with a Difficult Factory Manager

by George Huang on 7 Sep 2015 | 0 Comments
As a buyer half a world away, there is nothing more frustrating than your supplier’s factory manager giving you a hard time with production. This situation may happen more often than you’d like. But before you decide to play hardball and threaten to take your business elsewhere, take a deep breath and relax. With this in mind, here are three tips to help you deal with a difficult factory manager.

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One Brand’s Cost of Product Quality

by AQF Team on 27 Aug 2015 | 0 Comments
As a buyer of goods manufactured overseas, have you considered the true cost of product inspections and factory audits? Working with a contract manufacturer is a tricky business – especially if the factory is located on the other side of the world. In this article, we provide the findings and figures to answer these questions.

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Avoid Counterfeit Products through Supplier Verification

by Megan Young on 21 Aug 2015 | 0 Comments
It is no secret that China has been one of the world’s largest sources of knockoff products for years. As a buyer how can you be sure that you are not getting what is essentially a knockoff of your own product? Here is how supplier verification can help you keep up with your product’s quality and avoid any low quality materials from sneaking onto the assembly floor.

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5 Key Findings of a Supplier Review

by George Huang on 17 Aug 2015 | 0 Comments
How can you be confident about working with a new supplier without carrying out an audit or, at the very least, visiting the factory? Unlike a social compliance audit, which focuses heavily on working conditions, a supplier review mainly evaluates a supplier’s quality management system and relies on ISO 9001 standards. Here are five key findings that a buyer can expect from a professionally-conducted supplier review.

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Product Inspection Reports – 4 Steps to Getting the Most out of Yours

by Oliver Knack on 23 Jul 2015 | 0 Comments
An inspection report is the most valuable tool a buyer can attain when manufacturing abroad. However, many buyers don’t really take advantage of this opportunity simply because they don’t know how to. We are here to change that and teach you what to look out for in order to get the most value out of your inspection reports.

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China QC – Why it’s Vital for Manufacturing

by Chao Wang on 6 Jul 2015 | 0 Comments
Trust serves as the foundation to a healthy business relationship, no matter what field in which you find yourself working. The problem arises when you need to build a trustworthy relationship with representatives of a supplier on the other side of the world who do not speak your language. Trust is necessary between a buyer and their supplier in order to survive in global business. But in China, you should be extra careful when choosing business partners. Part of being careful means carrying out product inspections, and the best way to be careful is by being having China QC.

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Product Inspection: How to Seal Product Samples

by Vicky Yu on 29 Jun 2015 | 1 Comment
Have you ever sent an approved sample to a factory for your QC inspector to have during inspection? In this article, we’ll walk you through the simple process of sealing samples to prevent tampering and when it matters.This simple yet key preventative measure is often overlooked by many new buyers. Sealing samples protects buyers from innumerable headaches and tons of unwanted costs, which eventually come about when they receive a substandard order.

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Product Inspection: 3 Key Procedures for a QC Company

by John Niggl on 25 Jun 2015 | 0 Comments
If you’re hiring a QC company to carry out product inspection, how can you trust that they’re staff is familiar with exactly how you want your product to be shipped? How can you be sure they’re actually verifying your specifications point-for-point? For answers to these pressing questions, I met with InTouch Managing Director Andrew Reich to discuss the kinds of procedures that are vital to a quality control company.

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4 Critical Quality Controls For Cosmetics Packaging