Monday, 8 December 2014

Supplier Certification And Quality Control

Social Audits And Factory

AsiatextileInspections general offer visits to factories and social audits and factory premises of manufacturers to provide a more accurate picture of the overall results before placing your order evaluation. It allows you to prevent further loss of capital or reputation of your company due to any violation of laws or non-conformity of the production process.
Due Diligence Providers and Partners

AsiaTextileInspections can help verify your Chinese supplier is reliable, has a good reputation and is in a strong financial position.

A detailed investigation is essential when you are planning a partnership or before signing a contract with a new business partner.

Information Report

AsiaTextileInspections can provide Business Information Report with a presentation of the company and the risk summary, based on the information available about the history of the company, commercial payments, corporate structure, operations, finance and banking, industry analysis and public records.

AsiaTextileInspections provide inspection services on the site of the factory to minimize any risk, quality and quantity control, meet the needs of customers and products relevant regulatory requirements.

Inspections Can Help Your Company:

  •       Make sure the amount of product that matches the amount of the order
  •       Ensure visual appearance coincides with products ordered
  •       Ensure that product specifications comply with the orders
  •       Check the packaging, labeling, instructions and the CE marking comply with the requirements of customers

Many types of inspections may be conducted at different stages of production to ensure that customers receive the product quality. The four main inspection services are:

Pre-Production Inspection

Pre-production inspection is carried out at the beginning of the production process. The purpose of a pre-production inspection is to identify defects in materials or components prior to the production process, thus minimizing the risk of non-conformities and allowing corrections and improvements where necessary. You can also identify whether the factory has correctly understood your order, avoiding miscommunication and ensure that any deviation customer specifications treated early.

The Advantages:

  •       Make sure that the product meets the requirements
  •       Preview of the production process
  •       Troubleshoot and resolve problems early
  •       Avoid wasting time
  •       Avoid additional costs

During Production Inspection

During Production Inspection checks semifinished or finished in part through the production process products. Generally, this is done at the time that 40% of the order has been filled and 20% produced export.
This improves control over the production and allows timely correction of defects and quality improvements.

The Advantages:

  •       Check your order is on schedule
  •       Make sure that their products comply with the approved sample
  •       Make adjustments early is a problem during production

Final Random Inspection

The Final random inspection checks of finished products when at least 80% of your order has been produced and packed export. Samples are selected at random, according to the rules and procedures AQL sampling.
The Final Random Inspection ensures that production meets its specifications and / or terms of your order.

The Advantages:

  •       Check product quality before shipment
  •       Approve final payment of trust
  •       Reject the request does not meet your requirements

Monitoring Cargo Container Load

Container Loading Supervision ensures that your order is complete and safe loaded in the container before shipment. This inspection ensures that the products supplied by the factory meet their requirements in terms of quantity, variety and packaging.

This inspection also ensures that export cartons are loaded safely into the container and the container is in good condition.

The Advantages:

  •       Make sure the entire production order is sent
  •       Make your goods loaded carefully
  •       Check the status of the container
  •       Check the correct amount has been loaded

AsiaTextileInspections provides inspection services through our specialized team and also works with suppliers recognized third Specializing in the inspection.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Container Loading Equipment Inspection Processes

In 2009, 26% of trans-world shipping containers occurred in China. This was carried out with the use of the best vehicle container loading taking place mostly in the country. This proves the reliability and quality of Chinese container handling equipment, including stackers, empty container trucks and loaded container handlers.

In addition to the internal control systems as used by manufacturers of container loading equipment, third party inspection companies help buyers to ensure that their products are of international standards and the agreed specifications.

InTouch is a leader in protecting the interest of buyers of equipment from China. Their inspection protocols are carefully formulated based on years of actual field experience combined with the most current international standards. Some of these inspection procedures are:

Materials Inspection Process

  •       Coating materials - Check paints and other coating materials possess the qualifications required for corrosion protection of the team until the end of its useful life or until scheduled maintenance.
  •       Rubber Materials - Check the materials for tire production. This helps ensure that the tires will not break during use to prevent the occurrence of adverse events.

Security Protocols inspection
  •       Fire Safety Inspection - Check the integrity of the fire safety mechanisms container vehicle loading and testing using the guidance provided in UL 558. UL 588 tests are included in testing temperature, fuel consumption test, and testing of the exhaust system.
  •       Izar Security - Check chains, wire ropes and lifting mechanisms are protected against failure to promote safer for operators and staff workplace.

Visual Inspection Procedures
  •       Parts Supply - Check that the manufacturer carries sufficient stock of parts ready for release when required by the buyer. This ensures minimized downtime concerning repairs and maintenance.
  •       Visibility Check - Check that the operator has visual contact with the critical parts of the container terminal road markings, and other objects around it.
  •       Nameplate Equipment - Verify that the rated capacity, weight, program maintenance, and operational instructions are reflected accurately on the vehicle identification plate.

Dimensional inspection
  •       Fork Lift - Check the thickness, length, weight, width and other dimensional measurements of fork lift.
  •       Deputy Inspection - Check the dimensional properties of container handling equipment attachments for suitability for handling cargo containers specified.

Performance inspection
  •       Rated Capacity Check - Check that the rated capacity of the equipment does not exceed the percentage of the maximum capacity.
  •       Load Center Check - Check the load center or the distance between the forklift face and the center of gravity is 24 inches or lower.
  •       Speed - Check the speed of movement of container loading equipment to move containers pre-determined over a specified distance.
  •       Lifting Speed - Measure speed vertical lift equipment for handling its maximum rated capacity.
  •       Gradeability - Check the level of the slope where the charging equipment it contains can surf safely without showing any signs of imbalance or rollover. Default value is 15 degrees.
  •       Fuel Efficiency - Check the volume of fuel used after the completion of predetermined tasks.
  •       Performance tires - Ensure equipment tires are able to withstand the actual container handling without showing any signs of damage or excessive loss of volume of air contained until it is scheduled for operator pre-use inspection.
  •       Weldments Check - Check for any visual evidence of cracks in welded especially in attachments after using the device for a predetermined period pieces.

functional inspection
  •       Lifting Height Check - Determine the maximum and minimum heights lifting equipment when transporting test loads specified without showing any evidence of tipping or imbalance.
  •       Horizontal Scope Verification - Verify that the container loading equipment is capable of handling the maximum rated load with his arm fully extended horizontally elevation.

These are just some of the inspection protocols related to container loading equipment, such as forklifts, container handlers, cranes and more.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

China Factory Production Before Chinese National Holiday 2014

Time and again China's National Day in October seems to surprise the manufacturers and buyers alike. Factories in China are beginning to feel the effects of the National Party of China as early as September. In an instant, it becomes difficult to reach representatives of the factory, the products are ready early (or not), and the ratio vs. last no pre-shipment inspections falls rapidly.

Factory workers in China before the Chinese National Day 2014: October 1 to 3

The Chinese receive three paid holidays and October of each year to commemorate the founding of the country. The 2014 China National Day is 01 to 03 October. However, most managers receive more free time to spend with their families.

Workers often work tirelessly during the month of September in order to accumulate enough days to travel home with their families. The roads are congested, the trains are crowded, and the flights are fully booked, as hundreds of millions of Chinese systems of public and private transport are blocked. While big cities are connected by high-speed trains, some less developed regions require several days of train travel.

      Warning: many factories are closed for about two weeks!

China, factory production before the Chinese National Day 2014

Production in Chinese factories accelerated to accommodate the impending holiday just before the start of the Chinese national party. Providers should make an effort to end production before the party started. Many workers are tired and under pressure. Rules of internal quality control are lowered to maximize the amount of output. Moreover, shipping dates often change. There are more results fail inspection prior to the expedition, but many shoppers proceed to allow sending anyway.

      Before the Chinese national holiday, there is an increased risk of quality problems. Buyers should try to plan their production in advance to limit risk.

During China's National Day 2014

Production stops and containers are in port. Over a period of about two weeks all the machines stop. The level of air pollution in Beijing is comparable to the Swiss Alps!
After China's National Day

Production was resumed, but slowly: Many workers and managers are still on vacation, or have changed jobs, therefore, factories have to hire new staff and train (it takes time to train new employees).

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

All Above Board | The Chinese Equipment Conundrum

There are over 200 Chinese-made cranes operating in Indian ports out of which 146 were supplied by ZPMC alone. 

Indian decision last year to deny security clearance to the port container crane manufacturer of state-owned China, Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co. Ltd (ZPMC) to supply equipment for a container terminal under construction at the port Mumbai-port state took the industry by surprise. It was then that the developers of the port came to know of a new rule requiring equipment suppliers charging terminal for security clearance from the government.

 In the past, a gap as applied only to developers and contractors dredging of ports selected through a competitive bidding process. By doing so, Chinese companies or groups with Chinese links were forbidden to bid for port contracts in India, mainly due to political distrust between the two sides. But it is not clear yet whether all Chinese crane manufacturers are not allowed to supply equipment for port projects in India or only ZPMC will be canceled. Because, after episode Mumbai port, Chinese crane manufacturers can continue providing equipment to Indian ports, either owned by the government of the Union or state governments.

Yes ZPMC has an order to supply four cranes to a new container loading facility being developed in Dubai DP World Ltd in the port of Jawaharlal Nehru located near the port of Mumbai on the western coast of India. However, the situation is different in the port VO Chidambaranar in Tamil Nadu on the east coast, where a new container terminal is developing security clearance is waiting for six months before placing an order with ZPMC three quay cranes. In the same port, however, the cranes by another Chinese company are working. There are over 200 Chinese-made cranes operating in Indian ports out of which 146 were supplied by ZPMC alone. Even as recently as March ZPMC cranes supplied Gangavaram port in Andhra Pradesh. ZPMC cranes are operating in the port of Vizag, located near the headquarters of the Eastern Naval Command of India.

The lack of clarity in allowing Chinese cranes in ports of India has become a cause of concern for developer’s ports. Not only annoys the financial estimates of port projects, but also delayed the construction of the terminal, to the detriment of developers. For example, in the port of Mumbai, the developer of the terminal had to submit a new application to the government for security clearance for non-Chinese suppliers of crane before placing firm orders with one of them. The clearance finally came in May 2014 for the three-crane manufacturers in Finland, another joint venture of America and the third between an Indian and a Japanese company.

For ports developers, project costs are damaged if they are not allowed to cranes source a manufacturer of your choice. By extension, it would damage the viability of the project. Security clearance is an important factor that has stalled many port projects. The previous United Progressive Alliance government simplified the security clearance process for developers and contractors dredging port through which an office, once granted to a company, would be valid for a period of three years unless there is a change in the management control of the company or a shift of more than 10% stake in the company by any shareholder.

Such a rationalization process has required equipment suppliers port. Shipping Minister India Nitin Gadkari had assured developers port after taking over he would address the issue of Chinese port equipment, but nothing has materialized so far. Developers of ports had high hopes for the government of Narendra Modi to launch stalled infrastructure projects; including port contracts are obviously disappointed. In June, the Indian cabinet had agreed in principle to sign a memorandum of understanding for the creation of industrial parks in partnership with Chinese companies in an indication that India was interested in large investments of Chinese enterprises.

In the past, Chinese firms had supplied equipment for energy companies, telecommunications and Indian ports. Chinese ships calling at Indian ports to load and unload goods. So assume that handling equipment installed on Chinese cargo ports in India would be a security risk to the country defies logic. Simply because such equipment is already being used in many Indian ports.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Loading And Transportation Monitoring

InTouch ensures that your cargo is properly loaded and transported with care.

For some product categories and industries, quality control activities may not end at the factory. Container Loading Monitoring is a service that focuses on closely supervising the loading of goods or industrial goods in shipping containers. The container loading generally takes place in the factory where the goods were made before the container is sealed and delivered to the port for export.

Key Loading and Transport Monitoring Services components:

  •       InTouch ensures that every element of your shipment is handled with care throughout the entire loading and transportation process
  •       Our auditors inspect containers before loading to ensure that everyone is clean, structurally sound and weatherproof.
  •       InTouch staff overlooking all handling in person to ensure that products are safe, secure, and that the containers are sealed in accordance with the regulations of C-TPAT and Euro
  •       They have eyes and ears in their products continuously, until his departure from China.
  •       Inform the pressing quality problems immediately, which allow you the opportunity to delay the shipment at any time prior to shipping goes China.
  •       Comprehensive reports with photos are provided 6 hours after all supervision for review

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Hunting For Alien Bug And Seed Invaders At Baltimore's Port

Port of Baltimore is a world of steel, big noisy machines: Giant cargo ships, cranes and trucks roaring.

Amid the hubbub, David Ng, an officer of Customs and Border Protection, try to find things that are small and live: Snails, moths, and weed seeds of all kinds.

It is part of a long struggle to protect the fields and forests of the United States of insects and exotic weeds. That struggle plays every day at ports and airports across the country. There have been many failures in that fight, but a few weeks ago, inspectors also experienced a small victory.

That day, David Ng opened the steel door of a shipping container to inspect a shipment of organic soybeans from China and saw a small feathery abroad. "It was just a little on top of the grain," he says.

It was a black and white moth, only half an inch long. Upon further inspection, Ng found a few more. "It was a moth we had seen before, or that I recognized any of the other inspectors recognized," he says.

He caught the bug, put it in a small glass vial, and sent out to experts in the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Nemapogon gersimovi identified as a species of moth that had never been seen before in the U.S. He likes to feed on seeds and grains.

"This was a very important discovery," says Michael Raupp, an entomologist at the University of Maryland.

Over the years, Raupp says, dozens of pests have come here from abroad. He ticks off some of the most destructive: the cottony cushion scale; soybean aphids; European gypsy moth; European corn borer; the emerald ash borer.

Nobody knows exactly how much of a problem that the new moth China could have proved he says. But the latest invasive species have caused about $ 120 million in damage each year, "so I just do not need another one of these guys here."

CBP gave this soybean importer a choice: destroy beans or out of the country. Finally, soy China again.

Inspectors cannot possibly watch every incoming shipment. Focus on ships they believe are more likely to contain pests, based on past history.

On the morning of my arrival, I was a recipient of organic wheat Argentina.

David Ng snaps a plastic seal on the container with a bolt cutter and changes to open the steel door of the container. Some wheat is poured.

"Now we're going to kind of sift through it a bit," says Ng. "Let's see if we see something that stands out. Any movement or any other contaminant that pop out or look out of the ordinary."

Groove Amanda, another CBP officer pours samples of wheat on a set of sieves and shake the grain back and forth, stopping every few seconds to look carefully. Grab something carefully. This is not wheat. It is a seed oats family, which includes at least one species that the government considered a "noxious weed."

"Let's send this to a botanist, USDA, and they'll come back to us and let us know what species it is, and if any action is required," says Ng. They usually get a response within a few hours.

Nationally, CBP inspectors found hundreds of insect pests and weed seeds every day. Others probably slip through, but Raupp says it is not a wasted effort. Each successful detection is a small victory.

"It is vital," he says. "It's a good fight we have to keep fighting, I think."

Inspectors have indeed managed to keep some pests out of the country, as the voracious beetle Khapra. Border inspectors caught 200 of these insects each year. The Khapra beetle is found in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. But for the moment, not in the United States.

Regarding the shipment of Argentine wheat, which came through cleanly inspection. That seed of wild oats, there was nothing to worry about out. This container will leave the port and go to help meet the U.S. appetite for organic bread.

Monday, 7 July 2014

Container Loading Supervision

What is a Container Loading Supervision in China and Asia?

The Container Loading Supervision (CLS) will be held just before the vendor / factory / manufacturer is supposed to load the goods into the container; that aims to monitor the charging process. This Container Loading Supervision in China or anywhere in Asia usually takes place at the factory. It can also be performed on the premises of its promoter.
What we check during Cargo Container supervision?

Verification of quantity, packing check list, container conditions, the process of loading (cartons conditions, filling-up level, etc), a quick look at the packaging and packaging of their products.

Note that the checks complete quality control on product specifications, labeling and marking cosmetic (NCA) test, you should book a standard inspection, such as pre-shipment inspection or during the inspection production.
What is the benefit of Container Loading Supervision?

As your goods are traveling for days or weeks to reach its final destination, the Supervisory Cargo Container in China and Asia will ensure the proper and stuffy and full of efficient products and that the products are not damaged.
What products are not specialized in AQF?

          Hardlines and Softlines electronic electric luxury goods 

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the highlight of this service Container Loading Supervision

  •       Provide the state of the container itself.
  •       The right products, there is no possible replacement products.
  •       The number of boxes is accurate.
  •       The load will be carried out with care (limiting the goods broken because of the load).
      The inspector calls the office so that you get an immediate response. If you read your mail quickly and if your provider has told you to wait for the green light before shipping, you have the opportunity to stop the disaster.
  •       The container is forwarded to your company.
  •       We note if a stamp is printed on the packaging.
  •       We perform a final check on the packaging.

Why should I book the CLS?

You do not want your goods are loaded correctly in a humid chamber with broken boxes and broken products. Save time and money and ensure our imports Container Loading Supervision in China and Asia, while the pressure on your provider is to drive continuous quality.

Available options
  •       Collection of samples
  •       overtime overnight
  •       Inspector Western or Western expert

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Asia Textile Inspection And Consultation Co. Ltd

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    Appliances, toys, clothing, textiles, organic babyclothes
    Shoes, furniture, gifts, bicycles and other miscellaneous items
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Primary Competitive Advantages:

  •     Experienced staff
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  •     Price
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  •     Small orders accepted
  •     24H Provide Reporting and Video
  •     Protect Right Buyer
  •     Risk Control Cart

Main export markets:
  • Asia
  • Australasia
  • Central America / South
  • Eastern Europe
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Any third-party registered trade mark listed here are for reference purposes only. We are not authorized to sell any items bearing such trademarks.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Different AQL Sampling Size For Critical, Major And Minor Defects

Behind its simple appearance, the AQL table is complex, especially when we have to define the size of the sample for inspection. We all know the basics: identify the sample size based on the total order quantity is however what we all know there are different sizes of sampling AQL for critical defects, major and minor?
The official table AQL

Before any explanation, it is important to get the right tool. In the search for online AQL table, it is very easy to find different versions. However, only one is valid and the official version: download or view table AQL ISO 2859, ANSI / ASQC Z1.4.
Different size AQL sampling for critical defects, major and minor

The NCA table has two tables: table code letters sample size and single sampling plans for normal inspection table.

The table of single sampling plans for normal inspection is what interests us today. It accurately determines the final sample size AQL as defined tolerance level for each type of defect (critical, major and minor).

Table structure of single sampling plans for normal inspection:

    The first and second columns, sample code size and sample size, identify the size of the sample
    The first row, the limits of acceptable quality for one inspection, levels of acceptable quality limits (tolerances) are listed, the buyer can choose for each type of defect.

    At the crossroads is not the size of the sample to be applied according to the tolerance level chosen for each type of defect.

    Third party inspection company professionals usually choose three levels of tolerance (one per type of critical defect): 0, 2.5 greater, less than 4, so there are three sizes to determine sampling.

Paper arrows on a simple table sampling plans for normal inspection

these arrows are very important. In general they are missing in the AQL tables wrong on the internet, also creating misunderstandings.

    The arrows indicate whether the sample size varies according to the tolerance assigned to each type of defect (critical, major and minor).

Consider two examples
Changes in the sample size for one or more types of defects

For a 160K to pieces of the overall sample size is 800pcs AQL however, when after three tolerances Professionals third party inspection companies: 0 Critical, Major 2.5, Minor 4, the size Variable sampling defects:

  •     Critical size defects sampling: 800pcs
  •     Defects Increased sample size: 500pcs
  •     Minor defects sample size: 315pcs

The sample size is the same for all types of defects

If, for the same amount of total 160Kpcs by the buyer choose their own tolerance levels for each type of defect, such as critical 0, 1 main and less than 1.5, the sample size is the same for all types of defects:

  •     Critical size defects sampling: 800pcs
  •     Defects Increased sample size: 800pcs
  •     Minor defects sample size: 800pcs

And you: is it at all clear to you? Feel free to share your doubts about how to determine the sample size AQL for critical defects, major and minor!

Monday, 2 June 2014

Container Loading Inspection

This is a very useful and popular service that involves an inspection of the product on the day the shipment is loaded. The whole charging process is monitored to ensure that the product meets your standards, and you loaded the correct amount.

The inspectors also ensure that the product is packaged properly and securely placed in the container will be sent in. In every inspection, several photos are taken from products and packaging, container and sealing the container end, so you can be sure that when you get your product has not been altered since the inspection.

This is an excellent way to ensure that the product you have requested is correct in their specifications, and that all products are properly packaged, and in the right amounts before leaving the factory. Is also a valuable check to be performed before a transport document is issued, as it is usually one of the documents required by banks for the payment of letters of credit?

All inspections are done using the internationally recognized standard ANSI / ASQC Z1.4 (ISO 2859-1) statistical sampling procedure. This procedure represents the general appearance, size, functionality, durability, and performance. More importantly, these inspections will be carried out according to your needs and specifications.

We can even use their samples to compare products. Inspection certificates are issued if required for letters of credit.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Loading Supervision, Container Inspection And Sealing

Loading Supervision, Container Inspection and Sealing

Wherever loading takes place, our inspectors will oversee the entire process. This includes an assessment of the condition of the shipping container, check for product information, the amounts charged, compliance packaging, and overall supervision of the loading process. Once you load the container, a HQTS Stamp applied to the container to reduce the high risk of product substitution after loading.


  • Registration time, the arrival time of container, container No., truck No.
  • Container inspection to assess damage, moisture, drilling, smell test
  • Quantity of goods and conditions of outer carton
  • Random selection of the sample boxes packaged products to verify actual
  • Monitor the loading process to minimize breakage and maximize the use of space
  • Seal the container with the seal of the customs and stamp HQTS
  • Record the seal No. and departure time of container