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...
This is How You Should Be Handling All Incoming Materials

This is How You Should Be Handling All Incoming Materials

When making your products in Asia, there are plenty of things to worry about. Among them are whether the correct materials are going into your product. How do you know that you have the right type of plastic or metal? And how do you know that your product doesn’t...
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...
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...

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