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4 Roles in a QC Team – A Breakdown of QC Company Ops Staff

by Chao Wang on 6 Aug 2015 | 0 Comments
As a buyer that has hired or considered hiring third-party QC for inspections or a factory audit, have you ever wondered how your instructions and requirements reach the person that carries out the service? In this article, we break down the structure of a typical QC company into the four key positions directly involved in making sure your products are inspected efficiently.

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A Brief History of Quality Control

by Stacy Bruce on 10 Jul 2015 | 0 Comments
Quality control has become a key aspect of the manufacturing industry. The QC field has grown significantly over the past couple years. As the history of quality control has progressed savvy manufacturers have worked to stay up-to-date with the ever-changing standards and regulations for product quality and safety. Let’s take a brief look back at the early beginnings of QC and how it has evolved and developed over time.

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Process Auditing vs. QC Inspection

by Andrew Reich on 15 May 2015 | 0 Comments

Clients and potential clients approach us regularly to say they don’t just want QC alone. Rather, they also want us to check the factory’s production processes, and ensure that each is done correctly. They want us to identify and address the root cause of any issues we uncover. This is where the difference between traditional quality control services, like product inspection, and the more production-focused service known as process auditing becomes apparent.

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Defects

by InTouch on 15 Apr 2014 | 0 Comments

In the discussion of product inspection and monitoring in China, we often refer to something called “defects”. Defects are generally classified as anything that makes a particular product not 100% regular or normal. Additionally, we generally classify defects into three categories: Minor, Defects, and Critical.

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AQL (Acceptable Quality Level)

by InTouch on 15 Apr 2014 | 0 Comments

AQL refers to Acceptable Quality Level. In the QC and inspection industry this refers to an exact number of defects within a certain batch of product that the buyer would consider acceptable. One more defect above this specified level, and the buyer would consider the goods unacceptable.

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Chinese Supplier

by InTouch on 15 Apr 2014 | 0 Comments

In the world of manufacturing and quality control in China, when we refer to “Suppliers” we are generally referring to Chinese suppliers of product to western countries. The term “suppliers” can mean a few different things.

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Labeling and Label Inspection

by InTouch on 24 Mar 2014 | 0 Comments

Labeling is a critical component of manufacturing in China, and something we often see a source of mistakes in Chinese manufacturing. Due to mis-communication and clarity on the part of the buyer, and a lack of English for the average Chinese factory worker, goods being shipped to western countries regularly are mis-labeled.

Topics: QC Processes and Terminology