If we define the word “inspection”, the exact meaning of it is “a formal or official examination”. The inspection includes measurements, tests and estimates to decide whether the singularity of a particular object or any activity meets its predetermined standards.
Inspection is essential at each and every stage and level of society in order to ensure that laws and regulations are applied as reasonably and competently as possible to ensure the safety of all. Therefore, carrying an inspection is not all destructive. One must have inspections in different stages of purchase, such as prior purchase and subsequent purchase of the products.
There are many types of merchandise inspections, but let’s talk about the most popular inspection types:
- Pre-Shipment Inspections (PSI)
This type of inspection is performed for the goods once they are packed for export and before they leave the factory system. This type of inspection is crucial if you want to verify the raw materials or components that will be used in the production. You must monitor the materials, since buying cheaper materials can increase the margin of a factory dramatically. Also, if you suspect that the technicians in the factory have not received all the information or have not understood all your requirements, then a pre-production inspection might be a good idea.
- During the production inspection (DUPRO)
DUPRO is carried out to verify the processes, specifications, packaging, package and labels on the production floor within the manufacturing process. Sending an inspector during production is a good way to get a good idea of the average quality of the product. It can take place when the first finished products are removed from the line, but they may not be representative of the entire order, so this inspection can be done after 20% -30% of the products have been completed.
- Initial production check (IPC)
This type of inspection is carried out during the production start stage to verify if there are defects or problems in the process, the components, the materials, the packaging and the general quality of the product.
- Container loading controls (CLC)
As the name itself tells the story, the inspector checks the quantity, quality, product and packaging specifications before loading into the container. It also includes monitoring the loading process, making sure that the goods are correctly loaded in the container. Sometimes, an importer wants to make sure that the factory sends the correct products with the correct loading plan. After the final inspection, this supervision can be done. Generally, it includes two steps:
- Count the total amount, open some cardboard boxes and do a quick control of the goods
- Supervise the loading of cardboard boxes in the container.
The inspectors are well-trained professionals who have been entrusted with the task of evaluating and generating reports. As this type of inspections obliges everyone to comply with the rules and regulations, therefore, timely inspection reduces a large amount of unnecessary expenses. In today’s Internet and multimedia arena, inspections can be conducted online, which in turn saves time and money.
The main reason behind carrying out the product inspectionof each and every product is to ensure that its safety standards are maintained both personally and publicly. At the time of the investigation, if the inspection officer determines that the quality level is low, preventive measures are taken immediately. Therefore, a good product inspection companyguarantees public safety in each and every one of the aspects.