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

What's the Difference between Product Testing and Product Inspection?

by Maegan Burkhart on 5 Jul 2018 | 1 Comment
Don't know the difference between product testing and product inspection? Let's explore the difference between these two quality management options available to you and see how they might fit into your quality control plan.

Topics: Product Inspection, QC Processes and Terminology

5 Reasons You May (or May Not) Want to Visit Your Overseas Supplier

by Crystal Ge on 13 Jun 2018 | 0 Comments
Supplier visits play a vital role in the relationship between most importers and their manufacturers. They can help facilitate a better understanding of your specific requirements, so let’s look at five reasons for or against visiting your suppliers.

Topics: Product Inspection, Auditing Factories, Working with Factories

Don’t Let Your Customer Be the One Finding Quality Issues in Your Products

by Samantha Lim on 6 Jun 2018 | 0 Comments
You may not have the resources to maintain your own full-time QC team wherever you’re manufacturing. But the cost of quality issues to your business could be greater than the cost of a few preventative steps to manage product quality.

Topics: Product Inspection

Is Your Supplier Overly Dependent on Quality Inspections?

by Ella Noll on 3 Jun 2018 | 0 Comments
This week on Best in Manufacturing, learn how to balance product inspections with supplier accountability, why Nike and Adidas have moved production to Vietnam and more!

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Product Inspection, Working with Factories

4 Steps to Prevent Quality Defects Before They Appear in Your Products

by Sunny Wong on 23 May 2018 | 1 Comment
Do you spend more time than you'd like on finding and fixing quality defects after production? Here's four steps to prevent quality defects in your products instead!

Topics: Product Inspection, Quality Control Checklist

5 Dangers of Using the Same Inspector for All Your QC Inspections

by George Huang on 16 May 2018 | 0 Comments
Using only one inspector to manage your product QC sounds efficient and effective, but is it really? Check out these 5 commonly overlooked dangers of using one inspector and how multiple inspectors can help you hedge your risk.

Topics: Product Inspection

Create Your Own Quality Manual or Hire a QC Professional to Help?

by John Niggl on 25 Apr 2018 | 0 Comments
These six factors will help you decide whether you're the best person to develop a quality manual for your product or whether it's worth hiring a QC professional to help instead!

Topics: Product Inspection, Quality Control Checklist

4 Critical Quality Controls For Cosmetics Packaging