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10 KPIs You Can Track in AQF’s Online Quality Management System

by Shanbella Trinh on 27 Mar 2019 | 0 Comments
Have you ever wanted to quickly analyze which suppliers are passing or failing inspection? Or track defects affecting your products? Our online quality management system offers you numerous KPIs to help you meet your QC goals.

Topics: Product Inspection, Working with Factories

How a Convenient Online Platform Simplified Lighting QC for Seynave (Case Study)

by Maegan Burkhart on 13 Mar 2019 | 0 Comments
Learn how Seynave simplified their lighting QC inspection processes and empowered their suppliers to meet quality targets in this case study.

Topics: Product Inspection, Working with Factories

I Am in Living Hell: Indian Home Workers Sew Your Clothes for $0.15/hr

by Maegan Burkhart on 3 Mar 2019 | 0 Comments
How your Indian factory might be outsourcing garment work to home workers, Honda's Brexit decision to leave the UK and increased FDA drug supply chain monitoring in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Social Compliance, Working with Factories

6 Steps to Supplier Quality Development

by Graham Young on 12 Feb 2019 | 2 Comments
Suppliers are, without a doubt, an integral factor in the success of any organization. We'll walk you through six steps to supplier quality development.

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

Chinese New Year: Essential Knowledge and Advice for Importers

by Maegan Burkhart on 25 Jan 2019 | 0 Comments
Importers should expect Chinese New Year to disrupt their supply chain for at least a month, as workers leave early and factories require time after the holiday to ramp up production again.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Working with Factories

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: Working with Factories

9 Ways to Improve Communication with Your Chinese Supplier

by Maegan Burkhart on 8 Jan 2019 | 0 Comments
Having communication problems with your supplier? Perhaps the factory doesn’t understand your requirements. Or maybe your factory contact is slow to communicate or altogether unresponsive.These nine tips will help you start improving communication with your Chinese supplier now.

Topics: Working with Factories

Rising Holiday Return Rates Could Sink Your eCommerce Profits

by Synnove Vandal on 6 Jan 2019 | 0 Comments
Rising holiday returns, scooter sharing quality issues and manufacturer-targeted cyberattacks in this week’s roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Sourcing, Working with Factories, Internet of Things (IoT)

10 Factory Quality Audit Checklist Essentials

by George Huang on 2 Jan 2019 | 11 Comments
A little risk is inevitable when manufacturing abroad. But don't let that risk define your supplier relationships. A quality audit checklist with these 10 points can help you make objective decisions about business partnerships.

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

Which Quality Audit Type Do You Need for Your Supplier?

by Crystal Ge on 19 Dec 2018 | 0 Comments
All importers can benefit from a quality audit. But don't settle for a QC company that can't adequately assess your suppliers. When it comes to supplier evaluations, there's no need for risk.

Topics: Auditing Factories, Working with Factories