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Quality control risk and return calculation

AQF Quality control risk and return calculation by the Quality Control Blog 250x190 Quality control risk and return calculationAs international third party quality control companies raise their pricing to offset wage inflation, the market is shifting: some buyers are starting to combine the services of reliable Western quality control partners with cheap and local QC companies without an AQSIQ license in China. However what exactly are the Quality control risks and return of taking such decision? Continue reading

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Toys inspections: EN 71 on-site tests

AQF Toys inspections EN 71 on site tests by the Quality Control Blog 250x210 Toys inspections: EN 71 on site testsToys for European Union countries have to conform with EN 71 regulations. To comply with the regulation it is necessary to perform laboratory tests in a notified body that will deliver an official certificate. In addition, we should take into account that any professional third party inspection company would include within the standard protocol of toys inspection EN 71 on-site tests. Continue reading

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Soccer ball promotional item inspection for Brazilian world cup 2014

AQF Soccer ball promotional items inspection for Brazilian worldcup by the Quality Control Blog1 250x213 Soccer ball promotional item inspection for Brazilian world cup 2014The Brazilian world cup 2014 is also bringing much more business to the Chinese factories. A clear increase of customized products with the colors of the Brazilian world cup has been noticed on product such as soccer balls. What kinds of tests are applied during a soccer ball promotional item inspection? Which are the typical defects found? Continue reading

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QC inspector tools for product inspection

AQF QC inspector tools for product inspection by the Quality Control Blog 250x233 QC inspector tools for product inspection

On-site tests are part of the standard product inspection protocol. When we talked about the reliability of the on-site tests recently, comparing them to the laboratory testing, we also mentioned that some of the tests are performed by the inspector using their own tools. Which tools are asked? What are they for? Here is the list of the QC inspector tools for product inspection that should be brought by the QC inspector for on-site tests. Continue reading

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Reliability of on-site tests of QC inspections vs. lab tests

9007233618 4a899b08f9 z 250x167 Reliability of on site tests of QC inspections vs. lab testsWhen we think about testing a product we often think about laboratory testing. However there is a wide range of different on-site tests performed during QC inspections. Are they as reliable as the ones performed in a laboratory? Which factors affect the reliability of on-site tests of QC inspections and how important are they? Continue reading

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Different AQL sampling size for critical, major and minor defects

AQF AQL sampling size for critical major minor defects by the Quality Control Blog 250x198 Different AQL sampling size for critical, major and minor defects Behind its simple aspect, the AQL table is complex, especially when we need to define the sampling size for inspection. We all know the basics: identify the sampling size based on the total order quantity however do we all know that there are different AQL sampling size for critical, major and minor defects? Continue reading

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Goods preliminary recognition and container loading inspections

AQF Preliminary recognition and container loading inspections by the Quality Control Blog 250x201 Goods preliminary recognition and container loading inspectionsWe now know the difference between the preliminary recognition inspection and pre-shipment loading inspection. However while reading the previous article some of us may have thought that the preliminary recognition inspection is quite similar to the container loading inspection. Let’s see the specificity of each service to choose the one answering the best to buyer’s needs. Continue reading

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Supplier quality management in China: lessons learned database

AQF Supplier quality management in China lessons learned database 250x204 Supplier quality management in China: lessons learned databasePart of good supplier quality management in China is the supplier’s control of non-conformities and defects that may be encountered during production. Discovery sessions and corrective actions, also called “lessons learned” are commonly used tools in industries like automotive, aeronautical or food in order to strengthen and continuously improve quality control. Continue reading