AQL Standard: 3 Main Categories of Product Defects

by AQF Team on 11 Sep 2020 | 0 Comments

Your brand's reputation is heavily dependent on your quality levels. If you sell defective products, you are likely to lose customers, incur losses, and even deal with the ensuing lawsuits.

Topics: Product Inspection

The Importance of a Pre-Production Inspection

by AQF Team on 3 Sep 2020 | 0 Comments

If you prioritize quality control in your business, you may want to learn a little more about pre-production inspections (or PPIs). PPIs are a type of quality inspection. Many businesses choose to rely on them when they start working with new suppliers or sign very large contracts. With a pre-product inspection, it's easier to ensure that your supplier is not cutting costs and you're getting the products you deserve.

Topics: Product Inspection

Coronavirus Hitting China’s Manufacturing

by Polly Chen on 23 Feb 2020 | 0 Comments
Learn more about coronavirus' affect on China's manufacturing, Amazon's support to third-party sellers and baby product recall in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Product Inspection, Sourcing

What Do the Parts of the ANSI ASQ Z1.4 AQL Table Mean?

by Crystal Ge on 27 Aug 2019 | 13 Comments
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)

How to Manage Defective Products from Sourcing to Shipping

by John Niggl on 31 Jul 2019 | 2 Comments
Managing defects starts with setting expectations during the sourcing process and continues throughout production to the time when your supplier ships the finished goods. Here are some tips to manage defective products.

Topics: Product Inspection, Working with Factories

How to Verify Critical Components with a Construction Data Form

by John Niggl on 25 Jun 2019 | 0 Comments
Verifying a product's Component Data Form (CDF) is one of the simplest and most effective ways to check critical components in your electronic products. Check this out and learn how to verify your own CDF.

Topics: Consumer Electronics, Product Inspection, Quality Control Checklist

3 Types of Quality Defects for Defect Classification

by Oliver Knack on 29 May 2019 | 5 Comments
Defect classification is a vital step for determining if goods should pass or fail inspection. Check out these 3 types of quality defects for your different product types.

Topics: Consumer Electronics, Industrial Goods, Product Inspection, Textile Products, Acceptable Quality Level (AQL)

Lighting Testing: 11 On-Site Tests for LED Lighting Inspection

by Emma Wei on 22 May 2019 | 2 Comments
Unqualified LED lighting products can cause safety issues. Check out these 11 on-site tests for LED lighting inspection to avoid safety and performance issues.

Topics: Consumer Electronics, Product Inspection, Quality Control Checklist

How AQF Helps You Manufacture and Ship Your Goods on Time

by Crystal Ge on 15 May 2019 | 1 Comment
Don't let quality issues and shipment delays affect your product. Here are some specific ways that AQF can help to improve your time to market.

Topics: Product Inspection, Working with Factories

Import Lights into the EU? How to Ensure Lighting Label Compliance

by George Huang on 24 Apr 2019 | 1 Comment
Here are the most common EU lighting label requirements and how pre-shipment inspection can help you identify any issues.

Topics: Product Inspection, Legal Requirements