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4 Proven Tips For Enforcing Quality Standards In Asia

by Renaud Anjoran on 15 Mar 2018 | 0 Comments

Once you have established a quality standard for the products you are importing from China (or other low-cost Asian countries), you need to be able to ensure that the standard will be enforced and that quality levels won’t drop over time.

Keep reading for four suggestions that will help you to enforce your quality standards:

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10 Steps to Ensure High Quality Production in China

by Renaud Anjoran on 27 Feb 2018 | 0 Comments

If you import products from low-cost Asia (China, but also Vietnam or India), you need to take steps to increase the odds that you receive high quality production batches. It means you work with the right companies, you set the right standards, and your standards are strictly adhered to.

Topics: quality inspection software, factory audit, product inspection

Selecting A Reliable Supplier: The Limits Of Factory Audits

by Renaud Anjoran on 24 Jan 2018 | 0 Comments

Selecting a reliable supplier in China or, say, Vietnam can be a daunting process. In this article, let's explore factory audits which you may use to assess potential suppliers, and the limits of the audit score.

Topics: sourcing, factory audit

Quality Inspector Corruption: It’s Not All About The Money

by Renaud Anjoran on 16 Jan 2018 | 0 Comments

Quality inspector corruption is a huge risk in China, in Bangladesh, in Mexico, etc. Inspectors are trusted to go out on their own without supervision, and what they report can have a serious financial impact on a factory. There is obviously a lot of temptation to misreport reality. But what causes this corruption more often? Money, social pressure, or both?

Topics: quality inspections, corruption

The Expert Guide To Quality Inspection Software

by Renaud Anjoran on 27 Dec 2017 | 0 Comments

You receive an email from your factory in China. It can't be good news so close to delivery date.

Yes, quality issues...again.

If this is a familiar story then you are no doubt considering how to improve your quality inspections, including the effectiveness of the inspectors who may let defective products pass by accident on occasion.

Implementing quality inspection software could help mitigate or remove these quality issues altogether, but before you can consider it to be a credible investment let us guide you through what it is in detail.

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The Impact of Quality Control Software on Your Supply Chain [Graphs]

by Renaud Anjoran on 21 Dec 2017 | 3 Comments

When we look at most supply chains that include manufacturing in China, we see serious issues with data exchange, analysis, and usage for decision making.

Topics: quality control software

How to integrate quality inspection software with your ERP - Guide

by Renaud Anjoran on 18 Nov 2017 | 0 Comments

So your company has an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system – maybe SAP or Microsoft Dynamics if you are part of a large group, or something a bit ‘liter’.

At the same time, you want to structure and automate the work of your QC inspectors with a dedicated quality inspection software solution. I wrote before how it can save you time and money.

And, of course, you want both of these systems to communicate to each other. How would it work?

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8 Similarities between Factory Audits and Product Inspections in China

by Renaud Anjoran on 6 Nov 2017 | 0 Comments

In our last article, we listed the major differences between a supplier audit and a quality inspection

Well, there are also many similarities, some of them obvious and some others less so. Keep reading to see 8 of them...

Topics: factory audit, product inspection

8 Reasons Why A Supplier Audit Is Different from a Quality Inspection

by Renaud Anjoran on 24 Oct 2017 | 0 Comments

Does your company employ quality inspectors and auditors? Do you tend to hire different profiles, and specialize your staff as much as possible?

There are good reasons for this, as we explore in this article. Note that we will be looking at second-party audits and second-party inspections. (Not at third-party audits, which are conducted as a step toward certification)...


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6 Traditional Quality Inspection Process Fails (& Software Solutions)

by Renaud Anjoran on 22 Sep 2017 | 0 Comments

The traditional quality inspection process, often used in Asia especially, is laborious, error-prone, and time-consuming.

In this post I'll outline 6 common fails found in the 'old way' of performing quality inspections, and the solutions to them provided by using a modern QC report software...

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