It is always a good idea to closely inspect production components, raw materials, production plants, production processes, and production equipment before starting the production to track various quality problems so that they can be resolved within the stipulated time frame. In addition to this, the location of defects and their proper elimination is also critical; otherwise, all products may be wasted.
Expert teams from any third party inspection can discover various potential failures before the production phase or during the entire production phase to save money and time for both the supplier and the buyer.
In addition to this, the supplier has its department for quality control handling PPI or pre-production inspection. In addition to this, almost all products require pre-production inspection because the raw material that is purchased for the product is new every time, but in particular, pre-production inspection is needed when a buyer is going to buy order from a supplier or supplier for the first time.
Pre-production inspection phase
Typically, pre-production inspection services are performed by following steps below to observe any production.
The quality assurance inspector from any reputed third party inspection company should visit the production site before production begins or before production begins.
After arriving at the site, the inspector carefully inspects the production components, raw materials, process, and plant equipment. In addition to this, the quality inspector also examines the parts and materials for predetermined prices, carefully observes whether the plant can produce the requested amount of products, and judges your production team for their training as well as the relevant experiences.
When some products are semi-finished, they are selected randomly and seen if they have all the features ordered by your buyer, for example, color, durability, material, design, pattern, to name a few. If they have the semi-finished phase also lack the requested capabilities. Results from these random samples are normalized to all the production.
The quality inspector captures photographs of each inspection step to cover the environment and production process. Furthermore, these photographs are widely used as evidence to tell the real story.
After testing the materials and products, and third party inspection companies are carried out at the point of the production line to cover the details of the production process that the supplier is following to produce the products.
The quality inspector prepares a detailed report on what is inspected and found during the inspection of the production plant, equipment, process, and materials. Also, this report comprises details of what errors were discovered, how they were corrected, as well as what steps that can be taken to avoid these errors or faults shortly. In addition to this, the inspector also encloses photographs taken during the inspection, along with his detailed inspection report.
What are the Benefits of Pre Production Inspection?
PPI or pre-production inspection gives the supplier a profit by saving their time and money that could have been wasted on producing defective products without first confirming the failure. Incorrect production can cause loss of money and time of the supplier; moreover, the time devoted to the entire production cannot, in any case, be reversed.
The buyer returned the product if it did not have all the features that the buyer ordered. Returned orders must be re-produced or sold elsewhere at much lower prices. In addition to this, it causes considerable loss to suppliers. In some critical cases or bulk orders, buyers sue suppliers for their wrongful or misleading commitments, which is a legal and financial setback to the reputation of the suppliers.
Pre-production inspection also guarantees that products are carefully produced just after local and international quality standards. In addition to this, it helps to easily export products to global markets, as the quality inspector certifies products and suppliers for customs control and international market standards. Buyers also rely on an order that has gone through all stages of inspection, including pre-production inspection.
Pre-production inspection also informs the supplier how much it can produce and how much time, materials, equipment, money, and labor, etc. You will need to create different quantities of the same product.
In addition to this, it makes a supplier efficient in making future decisions as it can easily calculate it’s potential and costs profits by having a standard inspection report. Therefore, pre-production inspection, although it seems a small step that is often thought to be ignored, makes a big difference in terms of reputation and cost for the supplier in the international and local markets.