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How To Maintain Good Quality When Manufacturing A New Piece Of Apparel?

Maintaining good product quality when manufacturing a new piece of apparel is a common concern, even when working with a regular manufacturer. The issue here is that the garment is ‘new,’ and, in this case, new means ‘increased risks.’ Increased … Continue reading

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My Supplier Didn’t Prepare My Export Packaging For Checking And More… | Disputes With Chinese Suppliers Q&A (Volume 7)

What happens if your Chinese supplier hasn’t kept up their end of the bargain when inspections happen? In this case, what can you do if a supplier hasn’t prepared export packaging for checking or performed a package drop test, leaving … Continue reading

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How To Choose Which Product Quality inspection You Need?

It’s a must to conduct a product quality inspection on products you’re getting made by a new overseas supplier, or perhaps from a regular supplier who’s manufacturing a new product for the first time. If you can’t be on-site (and … Continue reading

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6 Advantages Of Conducting An Off-Site Product Inspection

Most product inspections take place at your supplier’s factory which makes sense as that’s where the products are being made, allowing a QC inspector to go in there and check during production, for example. But there are times when you … Continue reading

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How To Prepare Your QC Inspection Report

You may already have seen our infographic explaining how a random inspection works, if so, you’ll see that it is a good introduction to these inspections. Now, the next step is learning how to report the results in a QC … Continue reading

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Off-Site QC VS In-Factory QC

Is there ever a situation where you’d want your product inspection to be performed away from your Chinese supplier’s factory? Yes! We’ll explain your options in Off-Site QC VS In-Factory QC.

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Surgical Mask Inspections: Our QC Checklist [Free Download]

These days, many companies are buying surgical masks due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak without knowing much about that type of product. Are you in that situation? If so, here is a generic quality control checklist that we use for … Continue reading

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Coping With Coronavirus 2: How To Inspect Products & Audit Factories Without Going On Site

At Sofeast, we have been going to Chinese factories on behalf of our clients since 2006. We have never had to face a situation of rapidly spreading disease, entire cities locked down, and all factories adopting stringent security measures. We … Continue reading

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How Factory Audits, Inspections, and Lab Tests Fit Together

I am often asked questions such as “what is the difference between audits and inspections” or “why are lab tests necessary if you send an inspector”. In this article, I will show how these three types of solutions from Sofeast … Continue reading

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How To Bring In Quality Inspectors Without Upsetting Suppliers

Many buyers are fed up with quality issues that went unnoticed and ended up being shipped out, and they know something needs to change. One obvious way to contain issues is to bring in quality inspectors to check product quality … Continue reading

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