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...
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...
It’s September – Start Preparing for Chinese New Year Now

It’s September – Start Preparing for Chinese New Year Now

“Oh, Chinese New Year is already here? That caught me off guard,” said, almost all production managers. Over the years, one thing I’ve observed from my colleagues is how Chinese New Year (CNY) always seems to catch people off guard. I’m not exactly sure why this is....
Where to Start – Step III: What’s next?

Where to Start – Step III: What’s next?

In this final in a three part mini-series, we will provide a primer for those who are looking to take an idea and make it into a reality. The process can be daunting—so here’s a roadmap to get you started. Step III: What’s next? After you have thoroughly prepared, and...

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