The decrease in product life cycles and time-to-market increases the challenge to deliver quality products in a timely manner. When your product fails to meet your quality specifications for market acceptance, the result can be loss of good will, product and revenues, delayed shipments, wasted materials, and the potential risk of a product recall.
Typical quality control inspections include four primary steps. Depending on the product, your experience with the supplier, and other factors, any one, or all of these, may apply to your needs.
Prior to production, our quality control inspection of raw materials and components will confirm whether these meet your specifications and are available in quantities sufficient to meet the production schedule. This is a useful service where you have had issues with materials and/or component replacements, or you are working with a new supplier and many outsourced components and materials are required during production.
During production, the products are inspected to verify that quality requirements and specifications are being met. This process is useful in cases of repeated defects in production. It can help identify where in the process the problem occurs and provide objective input for solutions to resolve the production issues.
After production is completed, a pre shipment inspection can be done to verify that the goods being shipped have been manufactured according to your requirements. This is the most common service ordered, and works well with suppliers you have previous experience with.
Quality control inspections at various stages of the production process can help you monitor product quality to ensure requirements are being met and to support on-time delivery.