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Quality Control of Promotional Goods: Top 10 problems

Importing promotional goods is a risky activity. Purchasers are often in contact with tens of different suppliers located in developing Asian countries. To make matters worse, they often select suppliers on the basis of price alone. This is a recipe for frequent quality problems.

Quality Control of Promotional Goods: Top 10 Quality Concerns

Importing promotional goods is a risky activity. Purchasers are often in contact with tens of different suppliers located in developing Asian countries. To make matters worse, they often select suppliers on the basis of price alone. This is a recipe for frequent quality problems.

100% Inspection Using Camera-Based Cap Control With Artificial Intelligence

Metrology 100% Inspection Using Camera-Based Cap Control With Artificial Intelligence APREX inspection system checks plastic bottle caps for defects running at high speed on a production line Published: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 – 12:01 Strong price pressure combined with high-quality requirements—the beverage and bottle industry faces the classic dilemma of many industries. This is also… Continue reading 100% Inspection Using Camera-Based Cap Control With Artificial Intelligence

When to Use Tightened Specifications

Donald J. Wheeler Operations When to Use Tightened Specifications How to ship conforming product Published: Monday, May 3, 2021 – 12:03 In my article, “Tightened 100% Inspection” (Quality Digest, March 29, 2021), we found that the excess costs associated with tightened specification limits are generally prohibitive. Here we consider the question: “Under what conditions can we use… Continue reading When to Use Tightened Specifications

Enhanced Quality Assurance Software for 3D Metal Printing

Sigma Labs, a leading developer of quality assurance software to the commercial 3D metal printing industry, has released Version 7.0 of its industry-leading system for in-process quality assurance for industrial 3D manufacturers. The new release was developed after extensive input from existing customers, 3D metal printing manufacturers, universities and standards organizations. Next generation PrintRite3D 7.0… Continue reading Enhanced Quality Assurance Software for 3D Metal Printing

ISO 9001:2015 Unchanged, Next Revision ISO 9001:2030

In 2020, TC176/SC2 (the committee responsible for revising the standard) conducted a user survey to find out what should be changed in the standard. Based on the survey response, it was decided to leave ISO 9001:2015 unchanged. Typically the standard gets revised every 6 to 8 years. This was quite a surprise that the standard… Continue reading ISO 9001:2015 Unchanged, Next Revision ISO 9001:2030

5 Tips For Better Communication With Your Supplier

Once you have found the right supplier, it is important to maintain supplier relationships, as the suppliers are the backbone of your business. They provide the materials, components, and services that a company needs to operate. Here are some tips to have open communication with suppliers that will build a long-term win-win relationship. 1. Communicate… Continue reading 5 Tips For Better Communication With Your Supplier

Why The Sudden Increase in Promotional Product Sourcing?

It is challenging to keep up with promotional product trends. One minute a product is in high demand, and the next, it is out of style. However, since the onset of COVID-19, sourcing for promotional products has continued to go up with no sign of slowing down anytime soon. The searches for promotional products were… Continue reading Why The Sudden Increase in Promotional Product Sourcing?