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Alla ricerca di liberi professionisti B2B Vendita Telefonica

by on Mar.06, 2016, under General News

Qualità Products International Limited (QPI – Quality Products International Limited) è in espansione e siamo alla ricerca di agenti Televendite professionali per nutrire la nostra lista di potenziali clienti.

Bilingue parlanti italiano / inglese sono i benvenuti per le vendite in Italia.

Una grande opportunità per tutti coloro che con una buona maniera di telefono, la direzione di sé ed esperienza nella vendita B2B telefono / telefono porta a porta a prospettive di business.

Si tratta di un / ruolo di freelance lavoro a distanza, a tempo parziale, con accesso al nostro database CRM, e altro supporto di business.

QPI valorizza l’ottimo rapporto che abbiamo con i nostri clienti hanno fatto in modo rifugge un approccio di “vendita dura”. Professionisti in grado di coinvolgere i responsabili delle decisioni di business per costruire una relazione a lungo termine fioriranno, con al struttura della Commissione in corso.

L’obiettivo è quello di coltivare una vasta banca dati prospettiva, ad aumentare la consapevolezza di come QPI li può aiutare nel loro business e cercare una richiesta di preventivo, o al momento ideale per il seguito / follow up.

Commissione sarebbe stato pagato per affari iniziale generato così come gli ordini in corso.

Il materiale di supporto può essere reso disponibile in lingua italiana.

Leggi le informazioni più dettagliate su questo ruolo di vendita B2B in inglese http://www.qpiltd.com/qpi-seeks-professional-telephone-sales-agents

Per saperne di più dettagliate sui nostri prodotti chiave e servizi in lingua inglese http://www.qpiltd.com/qpi-ltd-procurement-and-quality-control

Si prega di contattarmi direttamente, o tramite la pagina dei contatti sul nostro sito http://www.qpiltd.com/contact-qpi

Seeking Freelance B2B Telephone Sales Professionals

Quality Products International Limited (QPI) is expanding and we are looking for Professional Tele Sales Agents to nurture our prospect list.

Bilingual Italian / English speakers are welcome for sales in Italy.

A great opportunity for anyone with good phone manner, self direction and experience in B2B phone sales / phone canvassing to business prospects.

It is a remote work, part-time / freelance role, with access to our CRM database, and other business support.

QPI values the excellent relationship that we enjoy with our clients so shuns a “Hard sell” approach. Professionals able to engage business decision makers to build a long term relationship will flourish, with an ongoing commission structure.

The focus is on nurturing our extensive prospect database, raise awareness of how QPI can assist them in their business and seek a quote request, or an ideal time for follow up.

Commission would be paid on initial business generated as well as ongoing orders.

Support material can be made available in Italian.

Read more detailed information about this B2B sales role in English http://www.qpiltd.com/qpi-seeks-professional-telephone-sales-agents

Read more detailed about our key products and services in English http://www.qpiltd.com/qpi-ltd-procurement-and-quality-control

Please contact me directly, or via the contact page on our website http://www.qpiltd.com/contact-qpi

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Suche nach dem Freiberuflicher B2B Telefon Sales Professionals

by on Mar.06, 2016, under General News

Quality Products International Limited (QPI) expandiert und wir suchen Professionelle Tele Sales Agents auf unsere Aussicht Liste pflegen.

Zweisprachig deutsch / englisch Referenten sind willkommen für den Vertrieb in Deutschland und Österreich.

Eine große Chance für jedermann mit guten Telefon Art und Weise, sich selbst Richtung und Erfahrung im B2B-Verkäufe / Telefonakquise zu Geschäftsaussichten.

Es ist eine Remote-Arbeit, Teilzeit / freie Rolle, mit Zugang zu unserem CRM-Datenbank und andere Business-Support.

QPI schätzt die hervorragende Beziehung, die wir gerne mit unseren Kunden so meidet ein “Hard Sell” -Ansatz. Fachleute in der Lage Business-Entscheider engagieren eine langfristige Beziehung aufzubauen gedeihen, mit einer laufenden Provisionsstruktur.

Der Schwerpunkt liegt auf unserer umfangreichen Datenbank Aussicht Pflege, das Bewusstsein dafür, wie QPI sie in ihrem Geschäft helfen können und eine Preisanfrage oder eine ideale Zeit für Follow-up suchen.

Kommission über anfängliche Geschäft sowie laufende Aufträge bezahlt werden.

Trägermaterial kann in deutscher Sprache zur Verfügung gestellt werden.

Lesen Sie mehr ber unsere wichtigsten Produkte und Dienstleistungen auf Englisch http://www.qpiltd.com/qpi-ltd-procurement-and-quality-control

Lesen Sie weitere detaillierte Informationen zu dieser B2B-Vertrieb Rolle in Englisch http://www.qpiltd.com/qpi-seeks-professional-telephone-sales-agents
Bitte kontaktieren Sie mich direkt, oder über die Kontaktseite auf unserer Webseite http://www.qpiltd.com/contact-qpi

Seeking Freelance B2B Telephone Sales Professionals

Quality Products International Limited (QPI) is expanding and we are looking for Professional Tele Sales Agents to nurture our prospect list.

Bilingual German / English speakers are welcome for sales in Germany and Austria.

A great opportunity for anyone with good phone manner, self direction and experience in B2B phone sales / phone canvassing to business prospects.

It is a remote work, part-time / freelance role, with access to our CRM database, and other business support.

QPI values the excellent relationship that we enjoy with our clients so shuns a “Hard sell” approach. Professionals able to engage business decision makers to build a long term relationship will flourish, with an ongoing commission structure.

The focus is on nurturing our extensive prospect database, raise awareness of how QPI can assist them in their business and seek a quote request, or an ideal time for follow up.

Commission would be paid on initial business generated as well as ongoing orders.

Support material can be made available in German.

Read more detailed information about this B2B sales role in English http://www.qpiltd.com/qpi-seeks-professional-telephone-sales-agents

Read more detailed about our key products and services in English http://www.qpiltd.com/qpi-ltd-procurement-and-quality-control

Please contact me directly, or via the contact page on our website http://www.qpiltd.com/contact-qpi

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QPI Ltd is seeking professional freelance B2B telephone sales agents

by on Mar.04, 2016, under General News

A great opportunity for anyone with good phone manner, self direction and experience in B2B phone sales and phone canvassing to business prospects.

It is a remote work, part-time / freelance role, with access to our CRM database, and other business support.

QPI Ltd values the excellent relationship that we enjoy with our clients so shun a “Hard sell” approach. Professionals able to engage business decision makers to build a long term relationship will flourish.

The focus is on nurturing our extensive prospect database, raise awareness of how QPI can assist them in their business and seek a quote request, or an ideal time for follow up.

Commission is paid on initial as well as ongoing business. Only a small amount of follow up work would normally be required on the part of the agent after initial quote requests have come through from the client.

All detailed technical correspondence with regards to quote and production specification are handled by our English fluent executive team in China, with the agent copied in on any projects resulting from their efforts.

We manufacture a wide range of product, from industrial related items through to promotional product and other material for major clients around the world including Heineken, Mercedes Benz, Disney, and many Heart Foundations, Cancer Councils, WWF and other charity / awareness, emergency response, manufacturing organizations, etc.

Much of our work goes through 3rd parties such as Promotional Companies so we know that we are competitive. Most of our clients have been with us for nearly a decade, so we feel confident about our service. Our conversion rate from quote request to purchase order is typically very high, so your time would spent productively.

All work is customized to the clients specific needs and shipped from the factory direct to their warehouse, so the opportunities of what can we produce is extensive as is our portfolio of partner factories.

Our own independent inspection team is involved in vetting any new factories and following orders through production stages.

You are welcome to read a little more about our key services here http://www.qpiltd.com/qpi-ltd-procurement-and-quality-control

QPI has thousands of solid business prospects across five broad sectors, in UK, USA, Canadad, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, and we are open to working with agents in other territories as well.

Please contact us via http://www.qpiltd.com/contact-qpi to see if the details of this opportunity will suit you.

See also:

Deutsch sprechend B2B Telefon Verkaufsagenten wollten – German speaking B2B phone sales agents needed

Parlando B2B agenti di vendita di telefonia Italiani volevano – Italian speaking B2B phone sales agents needed
QPI seeks Russian – English B2B sales agent
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Major retailers including Target, Myer and Just Jeans in a massive product recall

by on May.09, 2014, under China QC Inspection Blog

Over 120,000 items have been recalled by a number of major Australian Retailers.

Excerpt of ACCC article:

Textiles recalled after ACCC tests reveal high levels of hazardous azo dyes

Azo dyes are a large class of very effective synthetic dyes used for colouring a variety of consumer goods such as foods, cosmetics, carpets, clothes, leather and textiles.

A small proportion of azo dyes can contain, or can break down to form, a class of chemical substances referred to as ‘aromatic amines’.

Aromatic amines can migrate from clothing and leather articles dyed with azo dyes.  The amount released can increase with body heat, sweat or saliva.  Benzidine and other aromatic amines may be absorbed through the skin from dyed clothing and articles where there is direct and prolonged contact with the skin.  Articles not in both direct and prolonged contact with the skin do not expose consumers to the hazard.

Certain aromatic amines such as benzidine are hazardous to human health.  Expert authorities such as the World Health Organisation International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) have classified some of these aromatic amines as known, or suspected human carcinogens. Exposure to a carcinogen does not mean cancer will result.

While consumer exposure to hazardous azo dyes is likely to be very low, the associated cancer risks give cause for concern. As a result, exposure to certain azo dyes, including benzidine-based dyes, should be minimised or eliminated.

There are no specific regulatory limits on these dyes in Australia. The ACCC has made recommendations to Government and on 24 April 2014 the Minister – The Hon Bruce Billson, activated a process to assess whether further regulation is required. This process will involve broad stakeholder consultation and include the development of a Regulation Impact Statement.

See full Recall List and Article at Product Safety Recalls Australia

Excerpt of ABC article.

Jean dye cancer risk prompts recall of more than 121,000 items of clothing

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued a warning about a dangerous dye found in jeans on sale in Australian stores.

The ACCC says it tested a number of clothing items for dangerous azo dyes after being tipped off by the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme.

The tests uncovered clothes with high concentrations of the dyes, sparking recalls of more than 121,000 items from retailers including Myer, Target, Rivers, Trade Secret and Just Jeans.

A number of children’s clothes, including jeans from Myer, Just Jeans and Target, were included in the recall.

The dyes have also been found in bed sheets and pillowcases sold through Pillow Talk.

See full Article at ABC News Australia

A product recall is every buyer and brand managers worst nightmare.

The best place to start in preventing recalls is in the product specification, which should be at the foundation of every good QA / QC program.

Most factories can work with their suppliers in providing detailed lists of raw materials. Most will have pre existing lab tests, with the levels of hazardous substances which would typically cause concerns.

The next major step is to test “YOUR PRODUCT” in a lab. The pre existing lab tests, will give you some comfort that the parties in the supply chain are capable of producing compliant raw materials. None the less they will be from earlier batches and should not be relied upon, in their own right.

You can certainly ask the factory to do the testing.

QPILtd recommends that you test the raw materials on arrival at the factory. We can send an inspector to check that the sample/s selected is representative of the batch as a whole. This is normally done as a single man day visit.

The inspector then sends your raw material samples directly to a pre agreed lab.

If there are any problems or concerns with product, you will have the lab test early in the production cycle, so have a better opportunity to address any issues.

Similarly, once production is under way, QPILtd suggests a DUPRO visit, to report on the finished product.

Samples can be collected, which again are typical of the quality in bulk production, rather than one the production manager has “specially selected” for approval.

Samples can be sent to the client. That will often prompt additional points being added to the PSI Check list for specific features to be checked.

Samples can also be sent by the inspector directly to a pre agreed lab for final testing and any additional certification, etc.

Contact QPILtd to discuss how we can assist you in avoiding such nightmares.

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Pre Shipment Inspection

by on May.04, 2014, under QPI Ltd Glossary Blog

Pre Shipment Inspection (PSI)

A Pre Shipment Inspection normally commences once 100% of goods are complete and 80% packed. PSI’s can typically be completed in one day, often with one inspector. If it is a large order, multiple inspectors can be used to complete using more “man days” within one calender day.

They are typically conducted as a Final Random Inspection (FRI) under an AQL2 Protocol, but can be 100% inspections or other variations.

Normally the buyer will pay balance owing to the factory and authorize shipping if the PSI results in a PASS Report.

As many buyers rely on the PSI as insurance policy on the shipment it is one of the most booked inspections used. QPI recommends at least one DUPRO before the PSI as a more pro active approach to QC.

Another QPI articles relating to Pre Shipment Inspections:

– PSI is a key component in QC programs

– DUPRO vs PSI & buying without a seatbelt

– Container Loading Inspections – follow up on PSI

 

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DUPRO

by on May.04, 2014, under QPI Ltd Glossary Blog

DUPRO Inspection (DUring PROduction Inspection, DUring PROcess Inspection, Inline Inspection, etc)

DURPO’s can be conducted any time during the course of the production cycle and can include Sample Collection and other useful features.

It is proactive QC step and can often avert costly and time consuming problems from delaying shipment.

It is typically followed by a Pre Shipment Inspection

Some articles on DUPRO:

– DURPO – DURing PROduction Inspection, valuable element of QC

– DUPRO – one more reason – it tells the factory you are serious about quality

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QPILtd 3rd party QC Inspections when buying through trading companies

by on Apr.30, 2014, under China QC Inspection Blog

Many trading companies will NOT allow buyers to visit, or inspect goods when they have contacted out to 3rd party factories.

They will come up with a whole variety of reasons why inspection is not needed, or may not be feasible on that particular shipment.

The weaker their relationship with that particular factory, or in some cases the more competitive that particular factory, normally the more the resistance on the part of the trading company to allow the buyer to visit.

In many cases, we have seen them go to some length to “shield” their supply chain. When pressed for a PSI from a buyer, they will sometimes move the goods, from the factory to a warehouse or another factory.

As a 3rd party QC provider, QPILtd can often help.

QPI Ltd has a team of inspectors across China, who are normally native to each area, speak the regional dialect and are typically more trusted by the local trading company.

We can give the trading company some comfort that we will recognize the trading company as the “manufacturer” in the QC report and put their contact details on the report, which protects the IP of their supply chain.

It is especially relevant in DUPRO inspections as it allows the inspector to see the goods during an earlier stage of production, giving the buyer a chance to address many potential problems before they lead to shipping delays and or costly re-work.

It is also highly relevant, where a factory has outsourced some elements of a project, such as packaging.

Again, by having QPI Ltd visit and inspect as 3rd party inspector, problems can be address before the goods leave that factory, without letting the sensitive issues of a client visit cloud or dilute the QC standards of the project.

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QPI & other CNY closing January / February 2012

by on Jan.12, 2012, under Asia Business

In China, many factory and office workers have already started leaving for their CNY holiday.

Most remaining factories will close down around the weekend of Friday 13th January, and the remaining ones closing sometime during the following week.

Some offices will re-open late January, though you should not expect factories to be operating “normally” until well into February.

QPI Ltd

QPI will be continuing to operate through Chinese New Year.

Though Chinese operations will be offline Thursday 19th January – Saturday 28th January.

For urgent enquiries please email qpig@qpiltd.com as it will fwd to the UK staff as well.

QPI Ltd Shenzhen office in Guo Mao will be closed Thursday 19th January – Thursday 2nd February.

Helmut will be working remotely, though will be online less frequently than normal, and should contacted by phone / SMS for anything urgent.

For additional information about CNY and how it may impact you, please see:

CNY alert

Post CNY Production Caution

CNY dates 2011 – 2019

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Chinese New Year Dates 2011 – 2020

by on Dec.10, 2011, under Asia Business

Chinese New Year (CNY) is the major holiday in Asia which especially effects production in China.

Many factories will close some days or even a week before the CNY date listed below.  They would not normally return to full production for several weeks or up to a month after the CNY date.

Year       Date                      Symbol

2011        February 3           Rabbit

2012       January 23           Dragon

2013       February 10        Snake

2014       January 31           Horse

2015       February 19        Sheep

2016       February 8          Monkey

2017       January 28        Rooster

2018       February 16        Dog

2019       February 5          Pig

2020       January 25          Rat

 

For links to other QPI Ltd posts about Chinese New Year, including its affect on factory production and quality issues in China, please see:

http://www.qpiltd.com/is-your-asian-supply-chain-cny-ready-not-sure-ask-qpi-ltd

CNY Alert!

Chinese New Year in China. More than just Fireworks!

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DURPO – DURing PROduction Inspection, valuable element of QC

by on Nov.03, 2011, under China QC Inspection Blog

DURPO or DURing PROduction inspections are one of the most valuable and cost effective elements of a robust QC system. It should not normally replace Pre Shipment Inspections (PSI), DURPO can certainly improve any QC system in a very cost effective.

Quite simply DURPO gives the client an opportunity to know and understand what is happening with their order during production and affords the opportunity address, redress or rework production in a more timely and cost effective manner, often before shipping deadlines.

The mainstay of product inspections is the Pre Shipment Inspections (PSI).

In a procurement environment, the PSI is akin to seat belts and insurance policies for drivers and they all offer very good protection.

However just like with insurance policies and seat belts, when all goes smoothly there is no issue, however once needed things will be messy.

In most cases the PSI will simply define the scale and scope of the problem / accident and protect the client from paying for deficient product.

…..better to take steps to avoid the accident in the first place!

Following with the analogy, DURPO is more like ABS and or defensive driving. There is a problem or something on the road, and the ABS along with good driving skills assists in steering around and avoiding the collision, or at least minimising damage.

Typically if a problem is found during a Pre Shipment Inspection, there will be strong pressure to meet a shipment deadline.

The decision structure is often to:

– ship or

– rework.

If shipping inferior product, should a discount be allowed?

If rework is decided, who will pay for rework? Client, factory or intermediary?

If the fault is “compliance related” the decision process will have to account for the need of products to comply with relevant standards.

Original specifications, artwork, purchased orders and emails will be scrutinized by all parties involved. Bluffing and brinkmanship is common by both factory and client with intermediaries typically trying to minimize their own exposure.

If the client feels their product is “worthless”, especially if non compliant, they may well forfeit their deposit, but then the question comes up about goods in the factory, often bearing the clients trademark!

….I have been involved in supervised product destruction on a few occasions, and it is often a tricky process.

If a factory feels that re-work will cost more than their profit margin, they may well turn their back on the client with a view of disposing the product “elsewhere” to recoup some funds.

Both factory and client will rightly feel that they have legal rights….again once the Pre Shipment Inspection alerts the client to the problem it will by definition be a problem and it is often a messy one that will be expensive in some way to resolve.

DUPRO is not a guaranteed fix, but like ABS and defensive driving practices, it will reduce the risk of the accident (or PSI failure) and in many cases reduce the damage of an accident.

Even a single DUPRO inspection can make a massive difference, and on larger orders it can be worth considering more man days of DUPRO rather than more man days or PSI.

The timing of the DUPRO should ideally be at a key point in production & / or somewhere late in the production cycle – early in the packing cycle.

It also sends a clear message to the factory that the client is serious about QC!

Key Point DUPRO

With our genesis in Floaties Swim products QPI Ltd has been involved in a lot of inflatable and swim wear manufacture.

Typically both PVC and fabric go through a similar process, where they are purchased in rolls of material which is often a specific colour / texture that has been ordered for that product.

Raw material is cut into sheets for printing and then sewn or welded into a finished product.

If the print is inferior, it will have a significant impact on the final product, in some cases such as inflatable swim products, poor or incorrect print may render the product non-compliant which means it will not legally be sealable in the target market, with jail terms possible in some cases!

Re-work for this will typically be impossible / non-viable, or at best look terrible. Scrapping the product has costs associated and the lead time to order new raw material and start again, will normally mean losing market position in a seasonal market.

For us the benefit of having someone checking the size, colour and artwork of the print, early in the print cycle obvious.

Another good time for DUPRO is during “in factory testing”.

All inflatable products such as Floaties, Hydro Kids and the OEM products that we work with, are subjected to 100% “open valve inflation test”.

There can be merit in having independent supervision of this stage in the process.

……we have seen factories complete 100% inflation test, and then simply pack all product, good and bad for shipment!

General DUPRO

On larger orders, it is worth considering additional DUPRO inspections.

The main two benefits that DUPRO offers, is preventing quality problems before they occur in production and the opportunity to re-work before some element is locked into a final assembly.

It also gives the inspector an opportunity to review factory QC documents and ensure QC procedures have been implemented and followed!

It gives the inspectors an opportunity to see a lot of product, and it underlines to the factory, from supervisor to machine operator that care and attention to detail is needed for that shipment!

There are pros and cons on exact timing of general DUPRO. Earlier in the manufacturing demonstrates QC to the factory and their staff, but will see less product.

Later in production, more product will be seen however there is less opportunity to address it. An ideal time is when most production is complete and packing is starting.

For some items that will have a number of consignments, and / or repeat orders, it is worth considering high DUPRO along with PSI on initial shipments tapering down over subsequent orders.

Post CNY DUPRO

Many factories are staffed by migrant workers, who normally go home for CNY and often consider career, work or factory changes with the start of the next year. It is very common for the majority of factory floor workers, many factory supervisors and even middle management to be NEW to a factory after Chinese New Year!

Many clients find that a number of orders go smoothly and they become comfortable with a factory (and complacent with QC) then shipments after CNY have problems. Often it is the case that there has been a significant turnover of staff, and those familiar with the product / production are no longer there.

…it is virtually like the order has gone to a new factory, even though it is the same location, with the same owners!

Summary

DUPRO is a valuable and cost effective part of a robust QC process.

While DURPO does normally replace PSI, it can often be more effective at improving the quality of product shipped, rather than simply defining and quantifying the problem, which is of sometimes the case for Pre Shipment Inspections.

Please contact QPILtd for assistance in planning your QC program when placing your orders!

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