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General and special inspection levels of the AQL table

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 ... Continue Reading

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Reliable pre-shipment inspection based on the AQL table

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 ... Continue Reading

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How to use the AQL table: the conditions

Now that we have a clear idea about its definition and role, we should focus on understanding how to use the AQL table. As a ... Continue Reading

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AQL table definition and role

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 ... Continue Reading

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Choosing the right AQL table inspection level

Consumer goods importers perform shipment inspections on a determined sampling size  with the AQL table: the one commonly used by the professional in-house QCs or ... Continue Reading

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Purchase Process

Relation between man-days calculation and AQL table

When analyzing the price competitiveness of a product sourced in Asia, the buyer should take into account the inspection cost measured in “man-days”. This number ... Continue Reading

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Quality Management

Interpreting the percentage of defects from the AQL result

When reading the AQL result of an inspection report, it is quite natural to calculate the % of defects over the sample size and then ... Continue Reading

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What does AQL 2.5 mean ?

The term “AQL 2.5” forms part of hundreds of purchase orders sent to Chinese manufacturers however what does AQL 2.5 mean? Buyers and suppliers understand ... Continue Reading

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Different AQL sampling size for critical, major and minor defects

Behind its simple aspect, the AQL table is complex, especially when we need to define the AQL sampling size for product inspection. We all know ... Continue Reading

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AQL Inspections & Helpful Information

AQL Inspections & Helpful Information. AQL (ISO 2859-1 (ANSI/ASQC Z1.4-2003)) helps minimize the amount of time (and money) spent on quality control while maximizing efficiency, based ... Continue Reading