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Quality Control For Manufacturers: How SynControl Changes QC Approaches

by Renaud Anjoran on 5 Dec 2018 | 0 Comments
Do you get the feeling the general management approach is holding your factory back? That's quite common.  
Here are 5 ways a factory can change its quality control approach and drive better business results with, and without, quality inspection software like SynControl...

Topics: quality inspection software, quality inspections, manufacturers

Quality Inspection: Why an AQL Limit of 2.5% Means Nothing

by Renaud Anjoran on 3 Aug 2018 | 0 Comments

Many Chinese suppliers try to reassure their potential customers by claiming they are certain to pass a QC inspection with an AQL of 2.5%. When asked for documentation that explains precisely what they mean, they usually have nothing to offer.

Topics: AQL

Quality Inspection Level & Sampling Lot: Making the Right Choices

by Renaud Anjoran on 6 Jun 2018 | 0 Comments

Deciding what is in a sampling lot, choosing an inspection level… Most quality managers would say this is ‘Inspection 101’ and that their company does a good job at this.

Let's look at how you can make better choices when it comes to setting a quality inspection level and sampling lots...

Topics: quality inspections

8 Ways Adopting Quality Inspection Software Gives Importers Great ROI

by Renaud Anjoran on 4 May 2018 | 0 Comments

Do you work in a buying office? Are you requested to keep costs as low as possible? Do you need to justify how every investment will contribute to cut costs?

If implementing quality inspection software to improve your inspections is a solution you're looking at, but you need to be able to show its ROI, then this article is for you.

Topics: quality inspection software

Product Compliance in the EU: Guidance On Creating Technical Files

by Renaud Anjoran on 9 Apr 2018 | 0 Comments

If you are an importer in the European Union, are you aware of your obligations related to product compliance? Do you know that you need to keep a technical file about every product you place on the market for at least 10 years?

In this post, we'll give you some technical file guidance to help you stay compliant, and will also show how the SynControl quality inspection software can handle the task of building and retaining the files for you... 

Topics: product compliance

5 Important QC Inspections At Different Production & Shipment Stages

by Renaud Anjoran on 23 Mar 2018 | 1 Comment

Many buyers tend to focus on the final pre-shipment inspection only. However, there are many other inspection touch points along the production cycle, and even after shipping.

I've listed the 5 most common types of QC inspections that can or should be conducted in this post. If you aren't running these, perhaps you can consider it...

Topics: product inspection, quality inspections

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:

Topics: quality inspections

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, product inspection, factory audit

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