QC is essential. Better do it right.

So you found a supplier in China. Maybe you sent them money for preparing some tooling, maybe you sent them a deposit. Then you find that production quality is not acceptable, or the shipment keeps getting delayed. You request that the supplier make changes, but they simply ignore you, or they don’t act. You find…

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Lear How China Dominates Sourcing

October saw lots of buyers at the Global Sources [GS] trade fair in Hong Kong and the rest of the season GS brought us up to date sourcing news and trends.  We’ve compiled the best of Fall from GS. What China makes: 10 things the country is big on [Infographic] GS provided us an interesting…

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Asia Quality Focus Articles

September, October, and November saw a lot of great content pumping out of Quality Control’s blog.  We’ve compiled the best.  Be sure to check them out for the best tips on inspections, audits, and smart sourcing. Difference between audit and inspection The Asia Quality Focus Team illustrates the difference between an audit and inspection for…

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Patent Right In China

What is a patent? A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by a sovereign state to an inventor or their assignee for a limited period of time, in exchange for the public disclosure of the invention. An invention is a solution to a specific technological problem, and may be a product or a…

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Product Sourcing In China

Product Sourcing in China Let’s say you had an idea for a product and worked with a product design company to develop it.  Let’s say you filed for IP protection and have been making money from it for a while.  Now you want to find ways to cut costs and improve on your product by…

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