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.
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?
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.
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.
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’.
And, of course, you want both of these systems to communicate to each other. How would it work?
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…
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)…
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…
Do you work in a garment importing business, and wonder what quality control software your inspectors can use? We’ll go over the key considerations you should have in mind for IT tools to support garment inspections in this article…
Do you buy mechanical parts? Are you tired or writing your findings on paper or in Excel? Are you wondering what quality inspection software would be a good fit for your inspection team?
Let’s look at what is unique about quality inspections for high-precision mechanical products, and the kinds of features that the quality inspection software that you’d benefit from using needs to offer…