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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

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Polybag packaging for goods produced in China, is it enough?

The packaging of goods is one of the most significant product specifications. It has a direct influence on the ultimate quality of the goods. It ... Continue Reading

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Risks when reworking or replacing goods

When performing a pre-shipment inspection the non-conformities identified usually oblige the supplier to rework or replace the goods that the buyer can not accept. However ... Continue Reading

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Proactive quality control and quality assurance

The term quality control is often reduced to pre-shipment inspection for most buyers. Of course, performing even one inspection may save lots of money and ... Continue Reading

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Sewing defects in garments and bags

During the quality control of garments and bags, sewing defects are identified most often. There are different types that will be described in this article. ... Continue Reading

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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

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Inspection Process

Transport damage during shipment

How many times have we received shipments with broken goods? How many times did textiles smell bad? And how many times did we ask our ... Continue Reading

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Inspection Process

Ceramic Goods Inspection Checklists & Potential Defects

While an importer’s specs and list of expected product defects are vital to perform an adequate inspection, reputable inspection firms like AQF have internal inspection ... Continue Reading

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

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The origin of AQL standard: An Historical View

Acceptable Quality Limit standard (AQL) is used by many Quality Control Inspection firms to determine a proper sampling size and the number of allowable defects. While ... Continue Reading