With decreasing product life cycle and time-to-market, the challenge to deliver quality products on-time increases. If a product is found not to meet the appropriate quality specifications for the marketplace – either after or late in the production stage – the result can be loss of product and revenues, delayed shipment or wasted materials, and the potential risk of a product recall.
A third party inspection is the verification of product quality to pre-identified quality specifications before, during and/or after the production process. Prior to the manufacturing process, raw materials can be inspected to identify if the materials themselves meet specifications. During the manufacturing process, products are inspected at the factory to verify that quality requirements and specifications are being met. After production, goods can be inspected prior to loading and unloading to verify that the approved final product is shipped and received according to the buyer’s requirements. Inspections throughout the various stages of production can help both buyers and manufacturers monitor that quality requirements for the product are being met and support on-time delivery of quality products.
A third party inspection program can assist your company to:
1. Strengthen and protect your brand image and reputation
2. Improve performance of suppliers and product quality to minimize the risk of product loss, rejects, charge backs and recalls
3. Drive continued improvement of quality systems and performance to benefit both the buyer and producer
4. Protect sales revenue by helping to prevent late shipments, poor quality, wasted materials or empty shelves