When importers sourcing in China and booked quality control service from third party QC company, you may question on what the QC inspector really help you in quality control? how QC inspector actually helps you solve quality problems? here we briefly the steps how QC inspector to carry out a pre-shipment inspection.
Generally the main role of a QC inspector is to identify and report issues based on the standards agreed upon by the customer and supplier, the QC inspector will thoroughly check goods via visual inspection, perform on-site tests, confirm packaging durability and conformance to standards and more. The inspector generally carries out a inspection in the following steps:
Schedule the inspection date
Factory management picks a date for inspection and confirm to QC company for perform the service
Perform the inspection
The QC inspector visit the factory and check the products according to the customer or importer’s criteria. sampling the products according to AQL standard(How to use the AQL Table?), Any issues found are documented on-site in a detailed report, which is then sent to the importer for review
Based on the actual findings shown in the report, the importer will makes a decision whether to ship the order. a re-inspection based on different standards may be asked again, and ask the factory to take some corrective action or choose to accept the order despite any issues reported during the inspection. In some cases, you may even want to ask the factory to destroy defective units while a third-party supervises.
Whatever conclusion you decide, it’s generally up to you to address any problems directly with your supplier. The inspection report and the result shown merely help you make an informed decision, giving you transparency to see the true status and condition. and secure the quality of your shipment
Quality Control and Assurance
Acting as your eyes and ears in facility is what QC inspector excel at. They give you a snapshot of order quality and status. But a third-party QC company doesn’t have the same relationship you have with your supplier. If your goal is to fix issues with an order or factory after reviewed the inspection report, you need to be the one to directly address these with your supplier and jointly determine what action is needed next.(Related: Why Third party inspectors rarely provide importer corrective actions)
You know the kind of product you and your customers expect. And Chinese suppliers are more likely to take action to fulfill a request of their customer than of some outside third-party. Ultimately, successfully addressing product QC and non-conformity requires cooperation from both the supplier and importer.
And we would like to tell our subject is that A QC inspector can only reveal to you important information you might otherwise not see.