Quality control inspections
Typically we recommend a 3-step process:
- Pre-production meeting:
When the production green light is given and all components are in the factory, before staring cutting, we will meet with the factory key players (management, departments leaders and factory QC)
We will check if components in house are conform; we check if all technical information is unambigurous and clearly understood (if not we take necessary steps to clarify), we do a risk assessment where are identify the manufacturing operations that are likely to cause quality concerns and we take preentive measures with the factory to control these operation; and we check the production plan to ensure the due shipment date can be met.
- In-line inspection:
Depenting on order size and inspection results we perform one or more inspections when the production is ongoing.
Ideally we perform the 1st inline when the first pieces are completed. We will scrutinize the first finished goods as well as each manufacturing operation. We also audit the factory interanl QC process. We make sure the supplier take corrective action when flaws are found to avoid recurring defects. If the quality is not satisfactory, we will return day afer day till we are satisfied, but this extra cost should be supported by the factory. Depending on order size and risk we will perform additional inline inspections when 25% and or 50% of fthe order is completed.
- Final inspection
When all goods are packed and ready for shipment we perform a random AQL inspection to assess the actual quality level of the goods. All inspections findings are reported in English with pictures either in a format you supply or in our standard comprehensive format.