Just before Chinese New Year the days are very intense, there are a lot of inspections to perform day after day. Timing is important. However do we really know the work flow of an inspection day in China? Let’s try to clarify it by sharing a real story: a 2 man-day inspection of an electronic item performed together with Erigor few days ago. Continue reading
Today most of the companies in the world are implementing a proper Quality Management System based on the worldwide recognized international standard ISO 9001. This standard is used by all kinds companies, including third party inspection companies, who care about reaching their client’s highest satisfaction. The suppliers’ Quality Management Systems are one of the most important criteria of selection for a buyer. Continue reading
As a matter of fact, the AQL table is a tool that determines the quality level of inspected goods. Without it, the inspector would be unable to perform an inspection properly. There are two different sample sizes applied during an inspection. They are determined by the general and special inspection levels of the AQL table. One or the other is used depending on the detail checked. Continue reading
We are getting closer to the biggest season’s greetings in China: the Chinese New year! It represents the start of the year according to the Chinese lunisolar calendar. We are leaving the year of the snake to start the year of the horse. For buyers, this season is synonymous of stress: during Chinese New Year quality risks inscreases. Continue reading
How to avoid quality problems?
We already know the role of the purchase order and the information it should include. However, to be efficient, it has to be well written and clear product specifications are mandatory. They strongly influence the way the supplier (and the inspector) understand the buyer’s needs. Continue reading
For a reliable pre-shipment inspection based on the AQL table, some specific conditions should be respected. Otherwise the buyer is taking a lot of risks.If asked to choose, most buyers perform only one inspection: the pre-shipment inspection. Continue reading