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Case Study: Behind The Scenes Of A New CQI Strategy Roll-Out

Posted by API - Customized Quality Assurance on 21 Dec 2017

A CQI strategy should be adopted to provide you with a road map toward improvement of your supply chain activities. It should be designed in such a way that takes your retail brand through the process of data collection, data analysis and a continuous cycle of monitoring of activities for efficiency.

Topics: Quality Assurance Systems, Quality Management Systems

Why Every Company Should Use Environmental Auditing

Posted by API - Customized Quality Assurance on 16 Nov 2017

Manufacturing in the 21st Century has brought about some ugly truths about the way in which many retail brands produced their products, from the amount of CO2 emissions released to the way in which manufacturers dispose of waste. Today, environmental auditing is not a mandatory practice for retail brands, so is it even necessary? 

Topics: Quality Assurance Systems, Quality Management Systems, Quality Audit

2 Root Cause Analysis Techniques For An Improved Quality Audit

Posted by API - Customized Quality Assurance on 15 Nov 2017

As a RCA is a continuous improvement strategy used to identify the drivers of a problem, it serves the purpose of eliminating that problem from ever recurring again!

Topics: Quality Assurance Systems

Do You Know The Purposes of Your Factory Quality Audit?

Posted by API - Customized Quality Assurance on 6 Nov 2017

The state of retail has recently seen an increase in supply chain pressure from retail giants like Amazon that are increasing the pace at which supply chains need to operate.

Topics: Quality Assurance Systems, Quality Management Systems, Quality Audit

Third Party Quality Inspection Services Vs. In-house Inspectors

Posted by API - Customized Quality Assurance on 28 Jul 2017

Product quality management is a struggle that all importers face.

Topics: Quality Assurance Systems, Compliance

Avoid Compliance Issues & Grow With These Quality Assurance Solutions

Posted by API - Customized Quality Assurance on 4 Jul 2017

Quality Assurance is essential to the efficient operating systems of your supply chain and, ultimately, your brand’s bottom line.

Topics: Quality Assurance Systems

What no one tells you about Christmas tree testing procedures

Posted by API - Customized Quality Assurance on 29 May 2017
 

Christmas, a very special holiday celebrated all around the world, a sacred time spent with family and friends, houses adorned with traditional decorations and illuminated in a splendor of colors, all leading up to the childlike anticipation of Christmas day, the gifts, the food and the wine!

Topics: Quality Assurance Systems, Testing

10 things you will learn from a third party quality provider

Posted by API - Customized Quality Assurance on 18 May 2017

Do you feel that no matter how much you plan, the maze of complex logistics is always catching up with you? Successfully running your quality systems is key to the success of your entire operation.

Topics: Supply Chain Management, Quality Assurance Systems

Quality Assurance Procedures That Can Be Optimized For Supply Chain Efficiency

Posted by API - Customized Quality Assurance on 10 May 2017

Do you need to optimize your current quality assurance procedures? Are you unsure of how to get started? Determining the current position of your quality systems may be a difficult one to get your head around with complex procedures to analyze and the newest technology that is just too expensive to get your hands on...

Topics: Quality Assurance Systems

Where Regional Household Goods Brands Fail and Global Brands Succeed

Posted by API - Customized Quality Assurance on 29 Apr 2017

Over the years there have been shifts in the supply chain, where gaining a competitive advantage through your entire supply chain can be essential to your success.

Topics: Supply Chain Management, Quality Assurance Systems