What is the role of the factory during the inspection of a product? The inspection day of the quality analyst or inspector is usually very long, but the time spent in the factory is pretty limited which is most of the time 4 hours on average. The examination is sufficient only if it is prepared by both the manufacturer and the inspector adequately.
What your vendor does during product inspection
The quality inspector requires manpower in order to follow up the inspection within a limited period of time. A sufficient number of manpower in our factory is needed for:
- Effectively transfer the randomly selected export cartons from the warehouse to the inspection room.
- Unpack the goods which are chosen by the inspector arbitrarily from the specified export cartons.
- Repack the goods after checking the product.
The assistance of factory workers makes sure that the Quality Inspector focuses on his main function which is non-conformities and identifying defects.
Quality inspector workspace
In order to identify boxes at random, they should be located in a big area that the quality inspector can see all of them and easily select your cartons, as per international AQL standards. The inspection room should be well lit, quite large, and clean and the factory is responsible for setting the work environment accordingly in advance, so the product quality inspector focuses on its main function without wasting time.
Equipment for testing
During inspection of the product, the goods should be tested. Both small and basic equipment is usually brought by the quality inspector, but most of this equipment needed for testing must be provided by the factory. The plant role in all this is to make sure that the test equipment is properly functioning and available to quality inspection on the day of the analysis.
This is one of the major concerns while sending a quality inspector in order to control the goods. There is a risk of trying to enhance the quality or plant looking for some extra money in exchange for some good inspection results. Factories should be aware clearly of the rules and regulation without leaving anything open for the interpretation: no extra money should be given to the quality inspector and in the event of bribery by quality inspector, the role of the factory is to immediately inform the third party inspection company in India or manager (in cases involving on internal quality analysis departments).
It is highly recommended that you be more precise and specify all the responsibilities of the supplier, in writing, before the date of inspection. It is the best that the supplier approves it in writing before the day of inspection. Eliminates confusion, provides clarification and reduces the risk of quality inspector disagreeing with the plant on the inspection day. It guarantees the best possible conditions. A good product inspection company can help you in a good and foolproof inspection. There are many good firms in India and China that are involved in product quality inspection. You can take help from these companies.