Team building is the key of the success of an organization. Humans are the only ones able to produce goods and provide services around it. Even though machines are doing a great work, there will always be someone behind to look after the job. Otherwise everything collapses. Continue reading
How often do we hear: “this is made in China, it is cheap and quality is bad”? Over the years the bad reputation of the quality of products made in China has become worse. Large scale scandals, nationally and all over the world, reinforced it. However, this reputation is partially right nowadays Continue reading
All buyers should clearly have the AQL table definition in their mind while purchasing in China and all over Asia. Even though it is mentioned in purchase orders and used during product inspections, the AQL table definition and role remain very often unclear. A deeper understanding ensures better quality control of the goods and, consequently, safer sourcing. Continue reading
The 3M tape test is the most common test performed during a product inspection or pre-shipment inspection by the QC on the manufactured goods. The result always shows in the inspection report. We all have seen it already but do we really know what it is for and why it is called 3M tape test? Continue reading
Consumer goods importers perform shipment inspections on a determined sampling size with the AQL table: the one commonly used by the professional in-house QCs or third-party inspection companies. The AQL table offers the possibility to choose between three sample sizes called “inspection level”. However, for most of the buyers, the choice is difficult. How to choose the right AQL table inspection level? What are the differences? Continue reading
We often talk about “man-days” in the sourcing world but do we really know the man-days definition and its role, specially in the quality control industry? As a matter of fact, it is the main unit of measurement therefore we should clearly understand the meaning of it. Continue reading
The fair season continues for the fashion industry! Buyers from all over the world will join the Global Sources fair which is specialised in this industry for sourcing fashion accessories.