5 great blog posts about QC & Quality Assurance in Asia

Best of AQF’s Quality Control Blog for May and June 2014 The Quality Control Blog is written by the Asia Quality Focus (AQF) team to share its experience and know-how about quality assurance and how to source safely in Asia. The Quality Control Blog does an excellent job of giving an insider’s look at important issues…

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The 6 best blog posts about QC & Quality Assurance in Asia

Best of Asia Quality Focus Blog   I have the honor of serving on the board of directors for the inspection agency Asia Quality Focus. In this capacity I have gotten to know their team of researchers who create the content for their blog. The blog does an excellent job of giving an insider’s look…

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Don’t end up looking like an Ass in the year of the Horse

Chinese holidays can impact your supply chain and make you look bad in the eyes of your customers.With the Chinese New Year holiday rapidly approaching, I want to offer a behind the scenes look at what really happens at the factory before a major holiday and explain how buyers can prevent problems.   The AQF…

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Does the NDA protect me? Will my ideas be stolen?

Today’s Question: I am about to publish a book and launch a line of plush dolls/toys to go with it. I already have prototypes of the dolls that I want to produce along with pictures to send to potential manufacturers. Should I worry about someone stealing my idea? I have the name of my idea/product…

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Best of the Asia Quality Blog for the Month of July

They had a great month of blogging over at the Asia Quality Blog discussing all manner of issues and best practices in ensuring your products ship with the desired quality levels.  They discussed everything from using an online messaging service to keep communication with your suppliers clear and east to testing for humidity in shipping…

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China has a labor problem

At least along the east coast (especially in Guangdong province).  As hard as it may seem to believe it, yes we’re seeing a labor crunch here in Shenzhen.  David Dayton of SRI can’t say it any better “We just have to push back our completion/start dates and move on” Though I can’t say this is…

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Behind the scenes look at the recent QC recalls

Too many new-to-China buyers have the easy access to China yet don’t have the experience to make it a success. For example, 10 years ago when I moved to Asia and served as a sourcing advisor, most of the clients had manufacturing backgrounds. They understand ISO and how a proper QC system is run. This makes a huge difference when it comes putting together a china sourcing program.

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