AQF’s pre-shipment inspections in China are often the last line of defense against receiving large quantities of defective products. Performed when your order is between 80% and 100% complete, pre-shipment inspections in China also allow for a sample of almost the entire shipment to be evaluated at once.
Pre-shipment inspections are conducted on-site at the factory before containers are loaded and sent to the port. Upon review of the AQF inspection report that is sent shortly after each pre-shipment inspection, you will have the opportunity to issue any corrective action guidelines for your supplier before defective products leave the factory.
AQF's pre-shipment inspections allow you to determine the overall quality of your order, and determine the need to issue corrective actions before any products leave the factory. AQF will dispatch an expert team of QC inspectors to the factory to inspect your merchandise based on international standards and your requirements.
During your pre-shipment inspection, our highly trained auditors will select a sample of finished goods to be inspected, at random and based on internationally-accepted AQL standards. This sample size is inspected against industry and client-determined criteria, referenced by a QC Checklist and approved samples, to determine if the product meets the client’s expectations.
Depending on the product type, a variety of tests may be performed as part of the inspection. Some of these include:
You guys are quite efficient in making sure that you are in constant communication with our vendors to set up a time and day to have inspections handled... InTouch definitely pushed to make sure that inspections would be done in a timely manner. Any corrective actions that had to take place were executed well before the exit factory date.
Director of Production, Betabrand
Since InTouch does a more detailed inspection than what we had depended on with the factories, the quality of the products has improved. Where before when we might find 25 AQL defects, now it's down to three or four,because the factory knows that we want that cut back and InTouch is going to find it.
Administrative Assistant, Linstol
InTouch’s auditing reduced the level of risk, whether known or unknown, to our company. From the audit findings provided by InTouch, we were much more equipped to make the correct business decision with regard to an acceptable level of risk. The InTouch audit secured our decision making process.
Vice President of Purchasing, MJS Packaging
One of our customers had been through multiple suppliers year after year and had been let down with returns and rejections. With InTouch as our eyes and ears on the ground, we retained that business for 5 years without one single rejection or complaint.
Director of Operations, MMI Textiles
The speed that we get the reports is always good. We had an experience with some other inspectors where we had to wait an extra day to get the reports. Getting the report as soon as we can is very important, so we can make a decision and give feedback back to the factory.
Operations and Engineering Manager, Juku Gear
From beginning to end, InTouch is so easy to work with. The inspection report is literally there the next morning when I come into work. It really makes my job easier.
Inside Sales Specialist, MJS Packaging