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QCAdvisor is a Quality Control Consulting company based in Shenzhen, China. We provide cost-efficient and innovative Quality Control solutions with a constant focus on delivering the best product to the end-user.
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Avoiding Quality Issues during Storage and Transportation

When sourcing products from China or other Asian countries, you shouldn’t underestimate the chances of things going wrong during storage and transportation.

The products can be in a good state before shipment but if they are not packed, stored and shipped in proper conditions, you might receive them in a different state. Facing quality issues during storage and transportation is all the more difficult because it’s hard to find the culprit: is it the factory, the freight-forwarder, the buyer, or Mother Nature?

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Preventing defects with Ishikawa diagram

When sourcing products from a factory in Asia, maximizing your control over product quality is essential. There are several ways to do it. First and foremost, you need to choose the right supplier, and this step will determine all the following steps until shipment. Once you’ve selected your supplier, and even with the right supplier, defects might still happen and the best way to avoid them is to anticipate them.

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7 steps to a successful partnership with an inspection company in Asia

Importing consumer goods from China and other Asian countries has increased dramatically over the last 20 years and has become more accessible. Retailers, distributors, and more recently e-commerce entrepreneurs from all over the world have started dealing directly with their product manufacturers in Asia with little or no local staff to manage their supply chain on the ground.

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Minimizing Quality Issues with Exemplary Specifications

From my 10 years of experience working with Chinese suppliers, I must say that I am less concerned than other “industry experts” about the notoriety of the “Made in China” label.

Of course, there are scams and there are bad suppliers, who for example would say “yes” to everything and finally are not able to deliver, or who use “misunderstandings” as reasons to justify quality issues. But there also are good suppliers who deliver good quality of products, and even excellent quality when the customers engage properly with them and are clear on their needs.

Reducing the risks of quality issues involves acting on every part of the supply chain. When it comes to controlling non- conformities, setting a clear and complete set of specifications is one of, if not the most important part.

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