ANSI/ASQC Z1.4

Purchase Process

5 Steps to Successfully Deal with Suppliers in Asia

The frenzy of April’s trade shows is far away now and you collected many contacts for a potential supplier deal in Asia. What do you ... Continue Reading

5 steps to successfully deal with suppliers in Asia
Inspection Process

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

AQF_General and special inspection levels of the AQL table
Inspection Process

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

AQF_Reliable pre-shipment inspection based on the AQL table
Inspection Process

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

Inspection Process

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

Quality Management

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

AQF_Choosing the right AQL table inspection level
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

AQF_Relation between man-days calculation and AQL table
Quality Management

Man-days definition and role in the quality control industry

We often talk about “man-days” in the sourcing world but do we really know the man-days definition and its role, specially in the quality control ... Continue Reading

AQF_Man-days definition and role in the quality control industry
Inspection Process

Sampling for inspection: packed, unpacked goods

We already learned about the production level limits during a pre-shipment inspection to ensure its reliability: “Pre-shipment inspection: production level“. There is another important condition ... Continue Reading

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Inspection Process

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