5 Ways to make your "quality Control" time and cost saving
How can international purchasers save both time and cost in the quality control process when producing products in Chinese factories? Here are five ways to beat the competition.
1. Don't place orders with underpriced suppliers
When you want to purchase a product, you may contact dozens of suppliers who can provide related products and receive dozens of quotes. If you place an order with the supplier with the lowest price, there will be a great risk. The supplier may not deliver the goods after receiving the deposit, or use low-quality raw materials, or lack of supervision in the production process, which makes quality control difficult.
2. To eliminate inferior suppliers
In order to gain more profit, some suppliers will mix defective products into the mass goods for shoddy goods, or the products are insufficient in weight (such as brass valves). Textile products may be replaced with cheap fabrics. This can seriously damage your brand image or expose your company to fines.
3. Select a professional third-party inspection company
To choose a regular third-party inspection agency for the quality control of your goods, the third party and the client communication at any time, to let each inspector detailed understanding of product performance parameters and quality requirements, as far as possible and the same third-party institutions long-term cooperation.
4. Eliminate unnecessary processes
The QC department and design department of purchasers should work closely with suppliers and third parties to eliminate redundant work processes, and should not intentionally bring a lot of unnecessary extra work to suppliers in order to highlight their role. This will increase suppliers' costs and increase internal consumption. In addition, it will occupy suppliers' time spent on quality control. In the long run, it will seriously damage the interests of its own company.
5. Give suppliers a reasonable profit margin
The quality of the product is directly proportional to the production cost, that is to say, the higher the quality of the product, the higher the cost in the production process. These costs include the grade of raw materials, the skill and proficiency of workers, and the level of inspection inside the plant during production. If the purchase price is lowered to the point where it is unprofitable for the supplier, they are likely to look for cost savings in every link, which will lead to potential quality risks. If you make your suppliers see you as a good customer, they will be more cooperative and pay more attention to product quality.