Purchase Process

5 Reasons to Perform a Manufacturing Audit in Asia

A Manufacturing Audit is a comprehensive yet cost-effective way to make sure your vendor is reliable and offers quality products whether you’re just beginning to ... 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
Purchase Process

Sourcing in Asia – 5 Critical Mistakes To Avoid

When sourcing in Asia, we all face certain challenges; every project is unique with its own pitfalls to take care off. Protect yourself against these ... Continue Reading

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Purchase Process

Sourcing fashion garment suppliers in Asia and other continents

Asia is the current hot spot for all fashion garment buyers. High quality and low quality garments are purchased in this region of the world. ... Continue Reading

Sourcing fashion garments in Asia by the Quality Control Blog
Purchase Process

Responsible sourcing in China

Strikes, suicides, accident in China factories manufacturing for big brands have shocked the world and affected the brands reputation as well as turnover. Responsible sourcing ... Continue Reading

Sourcing responsable en Chine selon le Quality Control Blog
Quality Management

Quality Assurance vs. Quality Control

International importers buying from Asia are often asked to assure the quality of their goods: after all, importers must legally take full responsibility for the ... Continue Reading

AQF - Garantía de calidad vs. Control de calidad según el Quality Control Blog
Inspection Process

Verify the CDF (constructional data form) of electrical appliances

Electronics imported into the European Union require importers to store documentation about the product for ten years. This information includes a technical construction file. Therefore, ... Continue Reading

AQF - Vérifier le CDF (données de fabrication) pour les appareils électriques selon le Quality Control Blog
Inspection Process

Inspector bribery, how to avoid the red pocket?

When selecting a third party company to perform quality inspections in Asia, the recurrent questions are: how can this quality control company avoid inspector bribery?

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Purchase Process

How Do I Verify My Asian Supplier?

A couple of weeks ago, our friends at the China Sourcing Information Center (CSIC) wrote up an interesting article about the most common question they ... Continue Reading

Testing and Standards

Environmental Audits in Asia

There are a wide variety of activities that make up ‘environmental auditing.’ An environmental audit is a term that is used to describe evaluations intended ... Continue Reading