buyer

Quality Management

What Are Third Party Inspections?

We’ve all come across the term third party inspections in one way or the other. Some are well familiar with it, while others may still ... Continue Reading

third party inspections
Inspection Process

Fabric roll measurement during an inspection

Fabric rolls are controlled following the widely known 4 points system; however, there are also other details checked during an inspection, such as the product’s ... Continue Reading

Fabric rolls measurement during an inspection 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

Product specifications: How to avoid misunderstandings and quality issues

Buying from China is quite a bit more complex than pointing out a few products from a supplier’s website and telling them to make the ... Continue Reading

Product specifications: How to avoid misunderstandings and quality issues by the 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
Purchase Process

Quality issues in manufacturing: negotiation with the supplier

In addition to goods inspection, we often believe that a third-party quality control company could help to negotiate with the supplier some improvements on quality ... Continue Reading

AQF_Quality issues in manufacturing-supplier's negotiation
Quality Alerts

Risks in doing business in China

It is the well-known factory of the world, a place where all kinds of products can be sourced. However, we are all aware there are ... Continue Reading

AQF_Risks of doing business in China
Purchase Process

Ethical manufacturing in Asia: WRAP

Established in 2000, WRAP is one of the largest certification programs focusing on ethical manufacturing. Most of the buyers and suppliers interested in this certificate ... Continue Reading

Testing and Standards

Product inspection standard humidity test

Following the article “Protecting your imports from humidity” one question came out: What are the level limits for a product inspection standard humidity test? Before ... Continue Reading

AQF_Product-Inspection-Standard-Humidity-Test
Quality Alerts

Find reliable suppliers: online activity

Alibaba.com and Asia Quality Focus are collaborating to offer an online forum activity on the alibaba platform to discuss “how to find reliable suppliers?”. Asia ... Continue Reading

Alibaba.com and Asia Quality Focus partnership