AQF kickstarted March stressing the importance of the ‘three I’s.’ Later AQF added to that idea the importance of monitoring quality control inspectors. AQF also discussed acceptable quality limit (AQL) inspections and how to find relevant information. Lastly, AQF provided a list describing what should be under signature in a purchase order (PO). Quality Control’s…

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“I found a supplier online. They look good. But how can I be sure the supplier is legit and will meet my needs?” That is by far the most common type of question sent in to the CSIC from the buying community.  In this article I will give our readers simple, effective and affordable strategies…

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Believe it or not next week begins March’s end.  With it comes our compilation of our sponsors’ best articles.  This month we reviewed articles from Global Sources, Asia Quality Focus, and AsiaBridge.  GS gave us two completely different posts, one about ‘reshoring’ and one regarding the top electronics for February.  AQF warned us of mixing…

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In the midst of Chinese New Year, Asia Quality Focus didn’t miss a beat.  AQF gave us a look at various areas inside inspecting within sourcing. AQF told us of a new directive the EU will begin following, summer 2013.  AQF reinforced the importance of environmental audits.  They gave us a distinct comparison between OEM…

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Global Sources always provides the latest in all things sourcing.  Here are our favorites, from winter 2012-2013. Why is China expensive? Global Sources provided an excerpt from the article, ‘“The End of Made-in-China?” orginially from Silk Road Associates. GS summarized different scenarios causing buyers less likely to ‘buy China.’  Two in particular, China’s youth labor supply…

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