What is First Article Inspection and Why is it Important?

What is First Article Inspection and Why is it Important?

What is First Article Inspection and Why is it Important? Imagine that you’ve hired an injection molding factory in China to produce a precision plastic automotive part. The dimensions of the part are critical, and you’ve contracted with a third-party inspection...
Garment Quality Control Procedures: What You Need to Know

Garment Quality Control Procedures: What You Need to Know

Insight Why is quality control so important in the apparel industry? When a consumer walks into the retail store, picks a pair of 32W x 32L straight fit jeans off the shelf, and goes to the register, they expect it to fit the same way it did the last time they bought...
AQL Defect Classification: How to Classify Defects

AQL Defect Classification: How to Classify Defects

​How does your QC inspector determine whether your products are acceptable or not during a third-party inspection? Imagine you’re manufacturing a standing desk at a factory in Vietnam. You hire a service provider to conduct a final random inspection and the inspector...
What is a Golden Sample and Why Do Importers Need One?

What is a Golden Sample and Why Do Importers Need One?

Imagine you are importing ceramic mugs from a supplier in a low-cost country like China or Vietnam. You receive your shipment and begin to examine one of the mugs. As you hold the mug in your hand, you immediately notice that the exterior is a candy red color, when...
Final Random Inspection: What Do Importers Need to Know?

Final Random Inspection: What Do Importers Need to Know?

Final Random Inspection: What Do Importers Need to Know? When you are importing consumer goods from Asia, managing quality control can seem like a daunting proposition. With your supplier an ocean away, how can you ensure that the goods you receive match your...
AQL Special Inspection Levels: How Do They Work?

AQL Special Inspection Levels: How Do They Work?

AQL is an important standard used in the quality control industry for conducting product inspections. In a previous article, we answered the question, “What is AQL?” and explained how it works. But, in essence, the AQL (Acceptable Quality Limit) standard helps you...

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