After a very hot-selling Christmas season, the international toys and games importers will open the fair season. Hong Kong will welcome 2014 with the organization of the reknown HKTDC toys and games fair at the Wan Chai Convention Hall. 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
If asked to choose, most buyers perform only one inspection: the pre-shipment inspection. For a reliable pre-shipment inspection result based on the AQL table, some specific conditions should be respected. Otherwise the buyer is taking a lot of risks. Continue reading
Team building is the key of the success of an organization. Humans are the only ones able to produce goods and provide services around it. Even though machines are doing a great work, there will always be someone behind to look after the job. Otherwise everything collapses. Continue reading
How often do we hear: “this is made in China, it is cheap and quality is bad”? Over the years the bad reputation of the quality of products made in China has become worse. Large scale scandals, nationally and all over the world, reinforced it. However, this reputation is partially right nowadays Continue reading
All buyers should clearly have the AQL table definition in their mind while purchasing in China and all over Asia. Even though it is mentioned in purchase orders and used during product inspections, the AQL table definition and role remain very often unclear. A deeper understanding ensures better quality control of the goods and, consequently, safer sourcing. Continue reading
The 3M tape test is the most common test performed during a product inspection or pre-shipment inspection by the QC on the manufactured goods. The result always shows in the inspection report. We all have seen it already but do we really know what it is for and why it is called 3M tape test? Continue reading