You're Wrong: Chinese Factories Don't Only Make Poor Quality Products

by Vicky Yu on 16 Jan 2019 | 15 Comments
High-quality goods are made in high-tech Chinese factories on a daily basis. When sourcing products from China, consider how the price you ask for affects Chinese product quality!

Topics: Product Inspection, Working with Factories

23 Fabric Defects to Look Out for During Fabric Inspection

by Samantha Lim on 23 Oct 2018 | 4 Comments
Your customers should never discover fabric defects in any of your products. Knowing these defects will ensure they never surprise you or your customers.

Topics: Product Inspection, Textile Products

Quality Control Inspection Checklists and How to Use Them

by Stacy Bruce on 17 Oct 2018 | 19 Comments
Creating a quality control inspection checklist should be among the first steps you take to develop an effective quality control program. A detailed checklist can save you a lot of trouble in the long run. It can defend against sub-standard or non-conforming goods.

Topics: Product Inspection, Quality Control Checklist

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!
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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 | 10 Comments
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

How has CPSIA regulation changed manufacturing since 2008?

by Synnove Vandal on 16 Sep 2018 | 0 Comments
This week's top stories include the 10-year anniversary of CPSIA regulations, protecting intellectual property from copycat fashion and how eCommerce brands can compete with Amazon.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Product Inspection, Legal Requirements

Don't Neglect Incoming Quality Control for Components and Materials

by Maegan Burkhart on 4 Sep 2018 | 2 Comments
Manufacturing a quality product starts with using quality materials and components. That’s why it’s vital to catch any quality issues in parts and materials before production starts with incoming quality control.

Topics: Product Inspection, incoming quality control

How First Article Inspection Helps Limit Defects in Mass Production

by Maegan Burkhart on 22 Aug 2018 | 0 Comments
You might already be familiar with how during production and pre-shipment inspections can help you verify product quality. But depending on your product, you might also benefit from a more proactive type of inspection known as first article inspection (FAI).

Topics: Product Inspection, pre shipment inspection, during production inspction, first article inspection

How AQF Helps You Expand Your Product Line without Losing Quality

by Vicky Yu on 18 Jul 2018 | 0 Comments
A business expansion should never be an excuse for quality issues. InTouch can provide the customized support your business needs through every step of your expansion, from vetting new suppliers to evaluating quality metrics.

Topics: Product Inspection

5 Steps to the Carton Drop Test

by Maegan Burkhart on 11 Jul 2018 | 6 Comments
Never assume your supplier will automatically take the steps to protect your products with the appropriate packaging. Ensure your packaging meets your quality standards and protects your products by conducting a package drop test.

Topics: Product Inspection, Packaging

4 Critical Quality Controls For Cosmetics Packaging