When you’re manufacturing products in Asia, quality control is of the utmost concern.

You don’t want poor quality products to ship that could cause you or your brand to end up with a bad reputation for poor quality, unsafe, or defective products. That’s why you should always consider whether you’re managing quality control in the best possible way.

We’ve been writing quality control articles on our site and sharing our best tips since 2014. Recently we took a look back at some of our most viewed posts. We wanted to know which posts had the all-time most views.

The following articles have been viewed by thousands of people since 2014 and now we’re sharing them here with you, all in one place.

Here we present our top 10 posts of all time.

#1 – Quality vs. Compliance

Quality is about making sure your products deliver their intended performance. Compliance is about meeting all applicable regulatory requirements. Do you understand the key differences between them and why they’re important? If you want to produce good quality products that are compliant with all applicable laws, take a look. Read More

#2 – AQL Chart

This is not exactly an article, per se, but it is a useful resource for anyone thinking about product inspections. AQL stands for “Acceptable Quality Limits,” and it’s an important industry-standard tool. This chart will help you determine how many units you need to inspect in each shipment and how many defects are acceptable to find. Read more

#3 – The Importance of Manufacturing Traceability

Product recalls can really hurt your business. High manufacturing costs can make you less competitive in the marketplace. That’s why it’s important to understand traceability. Traceability helps you better mitigate product recall risks and reduce your manufacturing costs. Learn about the keys to manufacturing traceability. Read more

#4 – What are MOQs and Why are They So High?

An MOQ (Minimum Order Quantity) is the minimum number of widgets you need to order from a supplier for them to accept your order. In this post, we go into more detail about why MOQs exist, and how to choose the best suppliers once they’ve given you their MOQs. Read more

#5 – In-House Vs. Third-Party Quality Inspectors

At some point, you may consider having your own team do inspections instead of a third-party inspection company. Oftentimes this comes from a desire to save money. But will you really save money that way? Let’s take a look at the key differences between these two options and what costs are involved. Read more

#6 – AQLs: Special Inspection Levels Explained

In our AQL chart (#2 above) you may notice that there are two categories of inspection levels, General Inspection Levels and Special Inspection Levels. General levels are meant to be used in most situations. But sometimes it’s not feasible to test a large number of units. Special levels can be used in this case. Want to know how they work? Read more

#7 – Why Passed Inspections Don’t Tell the Whole Story

Whenever you receive an inspection report, you’ll review it to see whether your products have passed or failed. Keep in mind, though, that pass/fail results don’t tell you the whole story. By diving a little bit deeper into your inspection data you can find some very useful insights. Learn how to use this information to compare suppliers and improve ROI. Read more

#8 – What Do the Inspection Results PASS, FAIL, HOLD, and NOT READY Mean?

Your product inspection reports will always have a result that is either PASS, FAIL, HOLD, or NOT READY. You may wonder what each of these terms means. In this article, we explain the specifics of inspection results to help you better understand your reports. Read more

#9 – This is How You Should Be Handling All Incoming Materials

You always have to be concerned about the materials going into your product, especially in Asia. Is your factory consistently using the right type of plastic or metal? In this post we outline four steps to help ensure that only the right material goes into your product. Read more

#10 – When Something Goes Wrong

Sometimes inspections fail. In fact, statistically speaking, it’s very likely that you’ll have a problem with one of your inspections at some point. That’s why it’s important to create contingency plans. It’s also important to know how to react when things go sideways. Learn how to do that. Read more

Let Us Help You Understand the World of Quality Control

Whether you’re selling furniture, toys, decorations, or something else, quality control is important.

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