Keep the costs of quality problems at the factory –inspecting
By performing inspections, companies are able to identify problems early with the goal of eliminating the causes. Utilized correctly, inspections save money by eliminating process problems and ensuring that the end product meets customers' requirements and expectations.
1. Initial Production Check
It takes place at the beginning of the manufacturing. This Quality Inspection aims at controlling that the customer's specifications and reference sample are well-understood by the vendor.
The Inspection focuses mainly on the presence and quality of the components and materials used in the production process, but also includes a visual check on the quality of packing materials and accessories. The inspector will also check the first production run if it is to be done when he is on site.
The Initial Production Check allows an early (and thus cost-saving) prevention of defective components as well as timely corrections if needed.
2. In-Process Inspections
These on-site inspections evaluate samples of your products selected during the manufacturing process. This confirms the quality of your product and allows any necessary changes to be addressed early on, reducing rework time and costs.
3. Pre-Shipment Inspections
It is carried out in the manufacturer's warehouse or at the forwarder's premises.
The inspector first checks the quality and quantity of the goods to be shipped to make sure that the right products will be delivered.
The inspector then monitors the entire loading phase to ensure that the container(s) is (are) in good condition, and that the entire cargo is loaded according to the quantity specified in the P/O.