What are Factory Audits and Why are They Important?

What are Factory Audits and Why are They Important?

You’ve done your due diligence and found a good factory to work with. Congratulations. On paper, it looks like they’re everything you could look for in a manufacturer. They’re perfect for your product. And it seems like this might just be a match made in heaven. Time...
Is Your Factory Lying to You? How to Avoid Quality Problems

Is Your Factory Lying to You? How to Avoid Quality Problems

Everyone wants consistent quality. But, It’s a sad fact. In China and other Asian countries, there is no shortage of factories that will lie directly to your face. They may exaggerate their capabilities when they first talk to you. Or they might intentionally make...
Do You Know What Product Quality Really Means?

Do You Know What Product Quality Really Means?

You know that product quality is important. Make low quality products and soon you’ll be drowning in a sea of major problems. Dismal sales, skyrocketing liabilities, floundering productivity, and stratospheric costs. These and more will all be yours when you produce...
An Audits Overview

An Audits Overview

What are the key purposes for conducting audits and how do different types of audits work – or work together? Here, we’ll define different types of audits and explain why they’re important in the grand scheme of manufacturing. Read on for an audits overview! Social...
Quality Basics: Frequently Asked Questions

Quality Basics: Frequently Asked Questions

When it comes to providing quality, where should you start? Here, we’re answering frequently asked questions in the sourcing and product inspections realm that will help you set a solid foundation of the quality basics. Let’s get started. What is AQL?  ‘AQL’ stands...
How Does a Factory Audit Work?

How Does a Factory Audit Work?

Before selecting a supplier, the factory in which production will take should be evaluated to ensure it meets the buyer’s requirements. A factory audit usually takes place after a group of potential suppliers have been narrowed down to a few serious candidates....

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