Chinese Factory Inspections, Tips, Tricks and Insights with John Niggl

Michael MicheliniBusiness, Manufacturing, Podcast1 Comment

It is hot and humid, feels great to be back in the South of China in mid-July. The two weeks in Europe was a much needed “China break” but I am ready more than ever to rock for the rest of the year here in China and Asia.

Which brings me to an interesting announcement – I have mentioned on some previous episodes I am now a partner at the Enter China community, a members community of product manufacturers in China – and we are hosting a live webinar on August 4th giving tips and tricks on finding the right factory for your crowdfunding campaign – to learn more and signup go to

And, if you are here in the south of China on Friday July 29 and want to do a full and in person event – we are going to visit the Qianhai Free trade zone here in Shenzhen – government will be there, workshops, and a roundtable. Lunch and dinner included, limited spots – check it out at

Alright – and now for this week’s show, episode 132~ – we have John Niggl from Intouch Quality, a full service QC company – and he is sharing with us some common things you should look for when doing factory inspections – if you are even doing them at all!

Topics Covered in this Episode

  • Intro John from Intouch Quality

  • China story

    A little bit of your story and how you came to China

  • Qc vs inspection

  • Cost of third party inspection

  • Mistakes people make

  • QC Checklist

  • Tell the factory they are coming

  • Audit vs inspection

  • When you may not tell the supplier you are coming

  • What happens if you show up to the factory unannounced

  • Letting factory staff control equipment

  • Checking raw materials

  • Inspecting tablet pc

  • Sample size inspectors should make

  • Aql , what it is and how it affects inspection

  • Ways to contact you

People / Companies / Resources Mentioned in this Episode

Episode Length 30:21

Thank you John! Finding the factory is one part – but oftentimes we rush things and skip having someone check the factory when doing our manufacturing run. I know a ton of you aren’t based here in China – but that is why there are these QC specialists who have your back!

And that’s it this week – if you want to get on this webinar for finding the right factory – check it out at !

See you guys soon, time to get outside into the heat and humidity!

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