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,...
AQLs: Special Inspection Levels Explained

AQLs: Special Inspection Levels Explained

In our last blog entry, we began a discussion of AQLs. In that blog, we discussed the General Levels. As the name implies, these are the AQL levels that are most often used to ensure the quality of goods during manufacturing. Alternatively, in a situation where you...
AQLs – General Level Explained

AQLs – General Level Explained

It is easy to be confused by the seemingly endless stream of acronyms and abbreviations that get thrown around when discussing inspections. One of our goals with this blog is to decode some of that language for you (as we have done with DUPRO and with MOQ) as you...

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