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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 inspections, quality inspection software, manufacturers

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...

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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: quality inspections, product inspection

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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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

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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Which Quality Control Software Can Promotional Product Importers Use?

by Renaud Anjoran on 25 Apr 2017 | 0 Comments

Are you a buyer of promotional products out of China? Are you wondering how to keep quality under control while maintaining your margin? This is harder and harder with time. Quality control software may help you. Let's explore why and how in this post...

Topics: quality inspections, quality control software

Top 5 Quality Control Inspection Tools To Save Time & Money

by Renaud Anjoran on 5 Apr 2017 | 0 Comments

Do you send inspectors to your suppliers’ factories? Have you spent time ensuring they are well equipped? If not, chances are they are wasting much time on useless tasks.

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What Auditors Consider To Be Good Quality Inspection Records

by Renaud Anjoran on 28 Mar 2017 | 0 Comments

Any quality auditor will admit that a set of good inspection records make their job much easier. But what do “good records” actually look like?

Topics: quality inspections