In situation where you don’t trust the manufacturer to check a batch of products in full, or when the supplier refuses to do so.
This service seems to be quite standard. However, we need to decide a number of things with the client:
- What checkpoints should be verified on all products? Which ones can be checked on a smaller sample base?
- Should there only be a “good” and a “bad” categories? Or should there be a “not good, but not very bad” category (that might be saved)?
- Can QC technicians follow a pre-defined inspection plan? Or should they follow the directives from a client representative?
- If the products are already packed, will the manufacturer help unpack them?
- Should the “good” pieces be sealed in carton? Will the manufacturer help in repacking them?
- Is the manufacturer allowed to take the “bad” pieces during the job? If they claim to have repaired them, should the QC technicians re-check them?
Trained QC technicians, who will look for a few checkpoints on 100% of a batch.
The QCP approach
We act as a third party to take care of this job in a professional manner. We actually replace the factory’s internal quality control department.