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Quality inspection report: draft or final version?

AQF Quality inspection report draft or final2 250x177 Quality inspection report: draft or final version?After performing the quality inspection in the factory, the inspector prepares the draft report on-site and reviews with the factory manager. However a draft report is different from the final report and the buyer should be fully aware of the differences to avoid any misunderstanding of the quality inspection result. Continue reading

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Difference between CSA social audit and BSCI

AQF Difference between social audits CSA and BSCI Quality control blog 250x210 Difference between CSA social audit and BSCISocial audits are increasingly important for Western brands and their vendors. Catastrophes such as mass suicides, factory fires and collapses have raised public awareness. The most commonly accepted standard for social audits is SA 8000. Several alternative initiatives also exist, such as CSA or BSCI. This article will explain the difference between CSA social audit and BSCI. Continue reading

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Factory audits and inspections in Malaysia

AQF Factory audits and inspections in Malaysia 250x147 Factory audits and inspections in MalaysiaAfter a long boom period, Malaysian economy is growing again as of 2012. The country’s main direct export partners are Singapore, China and Japan. The United States and Australia are also major trade partners. As a consequence, factory audits and inspections in Malaysia are becoming very popular among international buyers. Continue reading

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Supplier Quality Management system: selection criteria

AQF Supplier Quality Management system selection criteria 250x219 Supplier Quality Management system: selection criteriaToday most of the companies in the world are implementing a proper Quality Management System based on the worldwide recognized international standard ISO 9001. This standard is used by all kinds companies, including third party inspection companies, who care about reaching their client’s highest satisfaction. The suppliers’ Quality Management Systems are one of the most important criteria of selection for a buyer. Continue reading

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General and special inspection levels of the AQL table

AQF General and special inspection levels of the AQL table 250x189 General and special inspection levels of the AQL tableAs a matter of fact, the AQL table is a tool that determines the quality level of inspected goods. Without it, the inspector would be unable to perform an inspection properly. There are two different sample sizes applied during an inspection. They are determined by the general and special inspection levels of the AQL table. One or the other is used depending on the detail checked. Continue reading

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Chinese New Year quality risks

AQF Chinese New Year quality risks 250x205 Chinese New Year quality risksWe are getting closer to the biggest season’s greetings in China: the Chinese New year! It represents the start of the year according to the Chinese lunisolar calendar. We are leaving the year of the snake to start the year of the horse. For buyers, this season is synonymous of stress: during Chinese New Year quality risks inscreases. Continue reading