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...
Read This Before Visiting Your Overseas Factory

Read This Before Visiting Your Overseas Factory

Getting a visa, purchasing a plane ticket, and flying to China to visit a factory for the first time can be daunting. The logistics alone are a lot to juggle, plus you’ll be dealing with jetlag and a long list of to do’s to work through upon arrival....
3 Reasons Why Your Company Needs Inspections

3 Reasons Why Your Company Needs Inspections

Your company has developed a good product. Congratulations! At your offshore factory, you have standards in place to ensure that quality manufacturing processes are in place. Great! Get ready for loads of revenue and customer satisfaction! Not so fast. There’s...

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