Our 10 Most Popular Quality Control Articles

Our 10 Most Popular Quality Control Articles

When you’re manufacturing products in Asia, quality control is of the utmost concern. You don’t want poor quality products to ship that could cause you or your brand to end up with a bad reputation for poor quality, unsafe, or defective products. That’s why you should...
How to Do More With Your Product Inspection Report Data

How to Do More With Your Product Inspection Report Data

Image Source: Aqua Mechanical  Use Inspection Report Data to Make Better Sourcing Decisions If you’re serious about quality control, you probably have a third-party inspection company perform inspections at the factory before every shipment. Your inspector fills out...
Can You Really Trust Your Sourcing Agent to do Quality Control?

Can You Really Trust Your Sourcing Agent to do Quality Control?

Working with a good sourcing agent can be advantageous for your company. They can help you locate quality factories and save you money. They can also play the middleman between you and your chosen factories. But should you rely on them for quality control? In most...
Why Passed Inspections Don’t Tell the Whole Story

Why Passed Inspections Don’t Tell the Whole Story

If you’ve spent any time manufacturing you’ve probably conducted a quality inspection on your order. And, in the process you most likely use AQL standards to determine the defect limit you can accept for your order. We’ve covered AQL extensively here and here. But for...
Are You Managing Defects Properly?

Are You Managing Defects Properly?

The classification, recognition, and remediation of defects can be confusing. A defect that has zero negative impact on the product’s appearance and usage may be “critical” – the most severe category. A defect that renders the product completely useless, however,...

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