Quality & safety US$349 /man-day all-inclusive price
PRODUCT INSPECTION IN CHINA
Inspecting is checking whether a product is good to ship out of the factory or not. As an essential part of quality management in China, the product inspection allows you to get a clear picture of factory production at all times.
1. SPECIFICATIONS COMPLIANCE
Product specifications are the ones that you agreed on with the factory.
There are also the general industry specifications.
Product can be of the wrong color, the wrong material, the wrong dimensions.
Defect are result of a bad workmanship, a bad production process.
They can be scratchs, broken parts, bad finishing.
Defects are also results of tests that inspector operate to check the general requirements for this kind of product, such as loading capacity of a chair or painting resistance.
Defects can also appears from the tests you specified us to conducts, such as operating buttons in a special manner.
In some cases, the manufacturer may forget and find convenient to produce different quantities in total or per model.
4. PACKING AND MARKING
As packing can be a specific requirement of yours, it is also an important aspect of safety of the product. During shipping, especially when using courrier, weak cartons and inappropriate packing way will not protect the goods. Goods can be damage before reaching the final consumer.
Marking is about checking logos, product labels and stickers. Not only aesthetics, marking is often required by national regulations.
WE HELP YOU TO MAKE THE INSPECTION PLAN
Being an inspection company in China since 2008, we are able to understand your specific requirements and your market regulations. We can prepare additional personalized tests to be carried out during our quality management in China upon request.
INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS FOR INSPECTION
All the inspections carried out by the Asiaction product inspection team follow the process defined by the international standard ISO 2859-1 (ANSI / ASQC Z1.4-2003), also known as the AQL standard.
WHEN TO PERFORM A PRODUCT INSPECTION
1. Before production (IPC):
An IPC check is carried out before or at the very beginning of production (<20%). We make sure that the factory prepares the production correctly and that the spare parts as well as the raw materials correspond to the technical specifications.
2. During production (DUPRO):
A DUPRO inspection takes place during production (between 20% and 80%), when the factory starts assembling your products. Our quality control inspectors randomly choose products on the production line to verify that they correspond to the products ordered, whether in terms of dimensions or functionalities. Our product inspection in China is a great tool to determine if the factory is following product quality specifications and schedule before it’s too late.
3. At the end of production (FRI):
This service, also called pre shipment inspection in China, takes place at the end of production (> 80%) and before the loading of the container. It consists in choosing at random a predefined number of products or cartons ready to be shipped then to carry out a complete control of functionalities, basic data (quantity, dimensions, markings, colors, etc.) as well as the realization of necessary tests (drop test, push / pull test, etc.). This is the ultimate intervention to get a good inventory and make sure you do not ship defective goods.
Our inspectors cover the main industrial Chinese areas such as Guangdong, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Hebei, etc. We can access remoted location under special conditions.
Our complete inspection service in China includes the preparation of the checklist, the classification of defects, the analysis of results and explanations. The price includes travel and accommodation. No hidden fees.
You receive our inspection report in PDF 24 hours after the inspection. The inspection report contains AQL results, comments, links to high definition photos and videos.
An Asiaction expert will call you within 2 hours to understand your request and prepare the inspection. That’s why you will not find any online complicated form on our website.
After receiving your product inspection request by email or through our contact form, an expert from Asiaction contacts you to know more about your demand. Our quality department studies the order, the parts to be inspected, your specific requests and engages with you a phase of questions / answers to precisely identify your request. Together, we agree on which inspections are necessary to ensure the quality of your products (initial product check, during production check or final random inspection in China).
Once your request is well understood and validated by our quality control department, we prepare a personalized inspection including the generic control points specific to your order. You validate the final format of the inspection.
We plan with the factory, if you wish, the ideal day to intervene. The selected inspectors are informed of the quality specifications and coordinate with the factory.
On the day of the product inspection, Asiaction inspectors arrive at the factory in the morning around 9am and begin their work which will last until the closure of the factory in the evening if necessary. Inspectors generally rely on the workers made available by the factory to unpack, move and re-pack the cartons.
Our inspectors are subject to an ethical commitment that shapes their work and the relationship with the factories.
Upon completion of the Asiaction inspection service in China, our inspectors send the preliminary reports to our quality control team in our offices. This brief report is made so that to obtain the same day a quick status of the production.
The next day the inspectors and reviewers finalize the product inspection reports. The project manager then explains the results, while providing advice and explanations if necessary.
Samples of inspection report
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In addition to our already very personalized service, we remain available to provide advice or pass messages to factories.”
Vanessa Chen, Purchaser, Asiaction
Asiaction, an experienced inspection company in China, organises quality control in China, our teams operate in all major production regions (Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Foshan, Dongguan, Huizhou, Hangzhou, Anji, Taizhou, Ningbo, Bazhou, Lanfang) and some less industrial regions such as Henan, Anhui or Hubei provinces.
Our inspectors are able to control multiple product categories, electric water heaters, leather sofas, glass coffee tables, raw wood storage cabinets, MDF coffee tables, designer furniture, synthetic grass, etc.