A quality inspection company usually offers the possibility to control all kinds of consumer goods. How can they have such product know-how?
In a previous article, Inspectors : Generalists or specialists, part of the recipe has been revealed. However, there is another secret to ensure the success of any particular product inspection. Continue reading
Europlug: Safety Class II
The Quality Control Blog recently discussed the safety classes of IEC 61140. The last article showed why it matters and how to ensure compliance. Three safety classes are important nowadays. Lets talk about how we can spot physical non-compliance. These are very common for products made-in-Asia. Suppliers sometimes are unaware of the regulation. Other manufacturers simply try to cut corners. Continue reading
Product Testing or product inspections? This blog always extols the virtues of product inspections to check products before they ship to their destination market. As The Quality Control Blog had mentioned in previous articles, inspections focus mostly on the cosmetics, functionality, specs, measurements of the product.
“How to source from China” Conference at Dubai Electronics Fair. You are invited to participate in the “How to source from China” conference at the Global Sources Dubai Electronics China Sourcing Fair. As a quality control professional, I will be sharing my experience on the Dos and Don’ts regarding quality control.
IEC 61140: 2010 defines electronic and electrical product safety classes. Product inspections ensure that our suppliers use the right cables and sufficient insulation as agreed in our PO. Why and where do we need to comply with the standard? How can product inspections assure compliance?
The purpose of a after product inspection is to ensure that an importer gets the goods that they expect. After product inspections, many importers will ask their inspectors – internal or 3rd party – to seal and stamp their boxes to ensure that products are not removed, exchanged, tampered with, etc. But, with boxes sealed and stamped, factories would never dare to tamper with the contents, right?
Lately, Bangladesh went through tragic moments. An accident in Rana Plaza textile factory costs many people’s life. AQF team would like to express its condolences to all the families affected by Rana Plaza accident.
One of the causes of the accident seems to be related to the building construction quality. Continue reading
Many of you may be going around still visiting the last trade fairs happening this week, or you may be meeting your suppliers and new potential ones. Those kind of big business events are always good opportunities to develop the supplier’s relationship and find new ones. Continue reading
Shenzhen Daily – April 19th
Just this past week, AQF’s Managing Director, Julien Roger was interviewed in Shenzhen Daily, an English language newspaper printed in the Guangdong province city. The article discusses Mr. Roger’s experience working with foreign buyers, and discussed the busy April trade show month in Guangzhou and Hong Kong.
Furthermore, the article discusses sourcing trends and the impact of the economic crisis on the quality control and import business. Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago, our friends at the China Sourcing Information Center (CSIC) wrote up an interesting article about the most common question they see:
“How can I make sure my Asian supplier is legit and meets my needs?”.
As we commonly write about, Quality Control is of course one major step in the supplier verification process.