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Manufacturing In Vietnam: 5 Key Factors For Moving From China

by Maegan Burkhart on 16 Oct 2019 | 8 Comments
Many importers have found moving manufacturing to Vietnam isn’t as simple as just finding a new supplier. Let’s look at four key factors to consider before you move your manufacturing from China to Vietnam.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Sourcing, Working with Factories

9 Requirements of an SA8000 Social Compliance Audit Checklist

by John Niggl on 3 Sep 2019 | 3 Comments
Social Accountability 8000 (SA8000) is a good starting point for importers that are new to compliance. Here are 9 requirements of a SA8000 social audit checklist to help you evaluate your supplier and identify compliance issues.

Topics: Social Compliance, Auditing Factories, Working with Factories

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

6 Areas Every Buyer Should Check During a Factory Visit

by Maegan Burkhart on 2 Jul 2019 | 1 Comment
Visiting a factory can be a valuable opportunity to informally evaluate the factory. Here are six areas that you should check when visiting your factory.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Working with Factories

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

3 Steps AQF Takes to Protect Your Supplier Relationships

by Samantha Lim on 8 May 2019 | 0 Comments
A third-party inspection company like Asia Quality Focus (AQF) can help you protect supplier relationships and improve your manufacturing experience.

Topics: Working with Factories

5 Factors for Deciding Inspection Frequency in Manufacturing

by Sunny Wong on 10 Apr 2019 | 1 Comment
It’s ultimately up to you, the buyer, to determine how often you should inspect. But AQF will help you get started by introducing five key factors that can influence inspection frequency in manufacturing.

Topics: Product Inspection, Working with Factories, Quality Control Checklist

China’s Small Factories are Losing Business, Despite Tax Cut

by Maegan Burkhart on 7 Apr 2019 | 0 Comments
Why China’s small factories are losing business, the importance of registering trademarks in China and how to digitize your fulfillment strategy in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Working with Factories

How AQF Online Makes Project Managers’ Lives Easier

by Matthew Milasius on 3 Apr 2019 | 0 Comments
The last thing project managers need is more work on their plate. That's why we developed an online quality management system to help you simplify your QC processes and progress towards quality targets.

Topics: Product Inspection, Working with Factories

Deadliest Chinese Factory Explosion in Three Years Kills 78

by Maegan Burkhart on 31 Mar 2019 | 0 Comments
Chinese factory explodes despite known safety violations, Cambodian exports to be subject to EU tariffs and reducing packaging waste in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Working with Factories