Supply Chain Solutions No.9 – Reviewing Supplier Samples

Supply Chain Solutions No.9 – Reviewing Supplier Samples

Before you visit a new vendor to assess their capabilities, receiving samples of their previous production will give you the opportunity to examine their quality, manufacturing technique, expertise and innovation.

QA versus QC, which one suits your business?

QA versus QC, which one suits your business?

Do you know what the differencebetween a QA and a QC is, how often have I heard business associates talking about quality needs and randomly stating QA or QC but not knowing the scope of the acronym?

Fabric Inspection  – Are you performing a 4 point inspection?

Fabric Inspection – Are you performing a 4 point inspection?

Ask a soft goods manufacturer what do they do when they receive the fabric? You will be surprised how many will say we check the roll length and the usable width to ensure we received what we paid for. Yes, this is fair enough but it is not the answer I am looking for, I want to know the quality level received is acceptable.

Do only China factories produce bad quality?

Do only China factories produce bad quality?

How often have I heard, “China factories produce bad quality” or “I didn’t get what I wanted from China”. I think we have all heard this expressed, or know someone who has first-hand experience.