How does the inspection work?
We begin by understanding your product, the product requirements and what you would determine to be passing and failing characteristics of your product. Once we understand this, we work with the individual inspector to ensure they too understand the parameters. At this stage, we reach out to your factory and inform them that you have requested a third party inspection to take place. We then coordinate with your factory the most ideal time for this inspection to occur. Once a date is set, you are notified and we make the necessary arrangements for the inspector to visit your factory.
By using the quality control specifications obtained from you, our inspector spends a full man-day, which is usually eight hours, inspecting the factory and the production. At the end of the day the inspector begins preparing their analysis by putting together an inspection report. The inspection report provides a detailed look into exactly what the inspector did, what units they inspected, how many passed, how many failed, and if they did fail, why.
The inspection report is given a final grade, either passing or failing and is delivered to you within 24 to 48 hours after the inspection concludes.
It is important to note that a standard inspection does not involve inspecting 100% of the units. Rather, the standard practice is to inspect a set percentage. This percentage is determined by using the Acceptable Quality Limit tables (AQL tables). You can learn more about how this is done by reading through this article in our blog: What is AQL?