AQL

Inspection Process

Everything about the Pre-Shipment Inspection

A Pre-Shipment Inspection (PSI) is a quality control procedure carried out at a supplier’s premises by either your QC department or an independent quality control ... Continue Reading

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
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

Interpreting the percentage of defects from the AQL result by the Quality Control Blog
Inspection Process

Measurement and fitting tests for garment inspections

Garment manufacturing is one of the complex form of production. Many factors affect the final aspect of garments: the fabric, the sewing, the design, etc. ... Continue Reading

Measurement and fitting test for garment inspection by the Quality Control Blog
Quality Management

Hit, hit, miss – quality of repeat orders

“I spoke with our Director and as we have dealt with this supplier before, we are not going to do quality control this time.” Many SME importing from ... Continue Reading

AQF_Touché, touché, raté - la qualité lors des renouvellements de commandes selon le Quality Control Blog
Inspection Process

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

AQL 2.5
Inspection Process

Classification of defects for quality control in China

Within the inspection standards the buyer should clearly define the classification of defects for quality control in China to ensure a clear understanding of the expected ... Continue Reading

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Inspection Process

Inspection standards for quality control in China

The inspection standards are tools which define acceptable quality limits, that are made understandable to all parties involved in the production process: buyer, supplier and ... Continue Reading

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Inspection Process

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

AQF_AQL sampling size for critical major minor defects by the Quality Control Blog
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

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