Every business needs to keep an eye on quality if it is to succeed in keeping loyal customers. However, maintaining quality control is especially difficult when the supplier is an ocean away. It is harder to keep an eye on production and defects may not be noticed until after all the goods are produced and shipped, if one is not careful. There are steps that can be taken to avoid these pitfalls. One way to do so is with a good sampling process. Understanding how important proper sampling can help businesses avoid a lot of headaches and save big on costs. Learn how to use sampling to ensure the right quality and avoid misunderstandings.Another process that needs to be thoroughly understood is third party inspection services. Since it is not always possible or practical to monitor production and shipping from afar, these services can save a bundle on travel costs and unexpected problems. However, there are pitfalls that need to be avoided. Proper knowledge will ensure success.Use the following articles to learn all about these practices. By doing so, your company can maintain the highest quality standards and the lowest possible costs no matter where production takes place.
Shipment is one of the final steps of overseas sourcing and likely the most important. Everyone wants to avoid nasty surprises when they receive their goods so it is important to have some way to inspect them before they are shipped. There are different ways to do this. However, in most situations, a third party quality inspection is the best course of action. The importance of inspection One should never underestimate the importance of proper inspection before shipment. The chance for error is always present when making any kind of order. With overseas sourcing, the distances as well as shipping […] Read More →
When giving specifications for a product, it is best to give everything in metrics. Doing so will make things simpler, easier and reduce the chances of error. China, like the rest of the world, has adopted the metric system. The US is just one of the few countries that have not put it into full practice yet. While it is possible to use US measurements, there are almost no advantages to doing so but many potential pitfalls. With the US still the largest economy in the world and the entity asking for the production the customer, Chinese or other overseas […] Read More →
Before beginning production, a sample should be made to confirm the quality of the manufacturing, flush out potential problems and ensure the factory understands the exact product specifications. First and foremost, a sample gives a good indication of the quality of the manufacturer’s work. The sample process allows the purchaser to weed out low-quality manufacturers before investing significant time and money in them. A factory unable to produce a quality sample should be immediately dropped. A sample also ensures the manufacturer understands the purchaser’s exact specifications. Even when a manufacturer and a purchaser feel they have reached an understanding, language, […] Read More →
Ensuring quality control is a critical issue when sourcing from China and other developing countries. There is no simple solution to this problem and addressing it takes multiple strategies. The quality of Chinese and other Asian goods has improved in recent years as these firms gain more experience and move up the manufacturing food chain to higher value products. However, serious differences remain in how quality is perceived. Developing countries, many of which have a legacy of planned, isolated economies, generally do not have the same ideas about quality that are taken for granted in richer nations. Therefore, it is […] Read More →