AQL levels are “Acceptable Quality Limits” and they are defined as “the quality level that is the worst tolerable”. AQL levels are an industry-standard tool, and they help to ensure that everybody is on the same page about what the acceptable boundaries for defects are in your production lot.
To determine the appropriate AQLs, and what that means in terms of acceptable amounts of defects, you use the AQL chart below. Also, for more information on how to read and use the chart, download our white paper: AQL Inspections 101.
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As a consumer goods importer, the quality of your products is key to your success. Good quality products will earn you favorable reviews and repeat purchases. Thus, product inspections are important. AQL determines the sample size for your inspections and understanding it is important. Having a good grasp of this method allows you to work with your third-party inspectors more effectively. This white paper will teach you all the basics of the AQL method.