An effective quality control strategy includes much more than end-of-line inspection. It often requires extra preparation, but does not always add to the buyer’s costs.
Let's explore this in the video of the presentation I made in October 2016 at Global Sources' conference in Hong Kong...
What kind of quality control strategy and QC tools should you be using to assure that you receive good quality products from your manufacturers?
My presentation covered the following topics:
- What elements in the buying process impact quality, all along the chain
- The choice of the supplier, No. 1 success factor
- Setting up expectations in a way the supplier will pay attention to
- Structuring payments to keep leverage in your hands
- The role of product inspections and laboratory tests
- What the Acceptance Quality Limit, the inspection level, etc. mean
- Examples of statistics used to follow up on quality performance
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