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Nationwide coverage with quality control engineers and auditors in cities including Shanghai, Shenzhen, Ningbo, Beijing and most other major industrial locations in China.

Put Pro QC's 35 years of experience and our global network to work for you:

With Operations offices in Shenzhen, Shanghai and Ningbo and many other operations based across China, Pro QC International has a team of highly skilled quality control inspectors and certified auditors providing Quality Assurance & Quality Control services coverage nationwide.

We have extensive experience in product inspections as well as factory audits for a wide range of products that are manufactured in China. These include electronics and electrical components, electrical appliances, automobile and motorcycles parts, furniture & fixtures, sporting goods, textiles & apparel, housewares, personal care products, baby and children products, toys, medical devices, direct marketing products, hand and power tools, industrial machinery & other hardware, plastic and rubber products and many others.

Pro QC aims to strengthen your supply chain with the following types of services:

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Product Inspection Services

By performing inspections, we are able to identify problems early with the goal of eliminating the causes. Utilized correctly, inspections save money by eliminating process problems and ensuring that the end product meets customers' requirements and expectations.

The main types of inspections we offer include:

red-checkmarkFirst Article Inspections

Pro QC inspects first-article samples prior to volume production. This verifies that product specifications are being met and avoids unnecessary reengineering work later.

red-checkmarkIn-process Inspections

These on-site inspections evaluate samples of your products selected during the manufacturing process. This confirms the quality of your product and allows any necessary changes to be addressed early on, reducing rework time and costs.

red-checkmarkPre-shipment Inspections

During a pre-shipment inspection, our engineers verify that finished goods conform to your specifications.

red-checkmarkContainer Loading Supervision

Pro QC ensures that proper methods are employed during product loading, and we verify counts on-site.

Pro QC recommends ANSI Z1.4 2003 sampling tables to determine the number of units that will be randomly selected for evaluation. If you do not have existing sampling requirements, Pro QC will assist you in determining which plan works best for your specific needs. Samples are checked against a detailed inspection plan for appearance, applicable functionality, packaging integrity, workmanship, etc. If you currently do not have an inspection plan, Pro QC can assist. Defects noted are classified as major, minor, or critical depending on inspection plans. The acceptable quality level (AQL) is determined by totaling the defects and using the corresponding accept/reject criteria within the sampling plan.

Supplier Selection & Qualification Services

Pro QC International performs various types of factory audits in China. Whether it's a social compliance audit, a factory verification audit, manufacturing process audit or C-TPAT audit, our qualified staff is up to the task of giving you full insight into the supplier's set-up and operations. A small investment upfront in a factory audit can save you a lot of issues down the road when projects have started and problems surface.

red-checkmarkSupplier Identification

Pro QC assists clients in identifying new suppliers globally. Whether it’s an initiative to enter a new region, demand due to growth, or a reaction to poor performance, our team works with you to develop a checklist of specific requirements and then conducts an extensive local search identifying best matches, requesting quotes, etc.

red-checkmarkInitial Supplier Evaluation

When new suppliers are considered, we offer an Initial Supplier Evaluation that provides a one-day on-site assessment covering the primary QMS components and general capabilities:

  • Management
  • Engineering
  • Quality Control / Quality Assurance
  • Incoming Receiving Inspection
  • Manufacturing
  • Packaging
  • Non-Conforming Materials
  • Corrective Action
  • Inspection & Test Equipment

Factory Audits & Supplier Development Services

In China, Pro QC International performs various types of factory audits. Whether it's a social compliance audit, a quality system audit, manufacturing process audit or C-TPAT audit, our qualified staff is up to the task of giving you full insight into the supplier's set-up and operations. A small investment up front in a factory audit can save you a lot of issues down the road when projects have started and problems surface.

red-checkmarkSupplier Identification

Pro QC assists clients in identifying new suppliers globally. Whether it’s an initiative to enter a new region, demand due to growth, or a reaction to poor performance, our team works with you to develop a checklist of specific requirements and then conducts an extensive local search identifying best matches, requesting quotes, etc.

red-checkmarkInitial Supplier Evaluation

When new suppliers are considered, we offer an Initial Supplier Evaluation that provides a one-day on-site assessment covering the primary QMS components and general capabilities:

  • Management
  • Engineering
  • Quality Control / Quality Assurance
  • Incoming Receiving Inspection
  • Manufacturing
  • Packaging
  • Non-Conforming Materials
  • Corrective Action
  • Inspection & Test Equipment

red-checkmarkManufacturing Process and Quality System Audits (ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO 14000, TS 16949 & GMP etc.)

Pro QC’s supplier audits evaluate all manufacturing process control systems for existing or new suppliers. Each audit report covers several areas, including evaluations of management, quality control methods, non-conforming materials, corrective action, and inspection and test equipment.

red-checkmarkSocial Accountability Audits (SA8000)

These evaluations focus on the following areas: Health and safety, discrimination, disciplinary practices, working hours, compensation, management practices, forced labor, freedom of association and child labor laws.

red-checkmarkSustainability/Environment Audits

Although we have offered ISO14000 (environmental) and SA8000 (social responsibility) audits for a number of years, many retailers are now requiring audits that combine elements of both of these standards along with additional elements covering energy usage, renewable energy, greenhouse gas emissions, materials and waste reduction, life cycle management, supplier's supply chain activities and more.

Industry standards in this area are in their early stages and evolving swiftly. Pro QC's team of auditors and supplier development professionals are ready to profile your audits for conformance to the standards emerging from your clients in both industry and retail.

red-checkmarkCombination and Custom Audits

Pro QC offers combination and custom audits that include elements from any mix of the standard audits listed above, designed for your specific requirements and budget.

red-checkmarkCorrective Action

Pro QC auditors conduct corrective action services utilizing the full range of quality techniques including process audits, root cause analysis, statistical quality analysis (SQA) and failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA).

We provide all three comprehensive service elements required to fully resolve product manufacturing quality issues:

  • Corrective action investigation
  • Corrective action planning
  • Corrective action verification

At Pro QC, we also work closely with clients and their suppliers to improve their system, processes and manufacturing capabilities. Below examples for reference:

red-checkmarkVendor (Supply Chain) Compliance

We assist to ensure supplier compliance with final audits required by major retailers and/or associations. Example compliance requirements we work with include Walmart, BJ’s, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Dick’s Sporting Goods, etc.

red-checkmarkContinuous Improvement

We conduct regular 80/20 evaluations of QC data with continuous improvement initiatives developed and executed.

red-checkmarkCertification Preparation

We assist to ensure compliance prior to the final audit. Applicable industry standards include IATF 16949, ISO 13485, ISO 9001, etc.

Quality Control Solutions in China

red-checkmarkProduct Inspections

Pro QC’s in-process and pre-shipment inspections identify problems leading to fewer defects while reducing corrective action time.

red-checkmarkSupplier Audits

To ensure that your facilities can deliver high-quality products, operate efficiently, and support continuous improvement, Pro QC offers supplier audits and process surveys.

red-checkmarkCompliance Solutions

Pro QC assists with mandatory vendor compliance programs that are becoming more common when seeking to work with larger retailers or industrial organizations.

red-checkmarkLaboratory Testing

Pro QC verifies conformance to design, properties, performance, reliability and lifecycle in Ningbo, China and Chicago, USA. Custom fixtures and test methods are crafted in-house.

red-checkmarkOrder Control

Pro QC's production order control services reduce delays in production and delivery.

red-checkmarkSupplier Development

Pro QC Supplier Development Services resolve problems with suppliers failing to deliver needed quality or performance.

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Global Coverage Local Expertise

In addition to North America, Pro QC International has been offering services in over 88 countries since 1984.

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Why You Should consider Pro QC as Your Partner in Quality?

red-checkmarkScalability

Pro QC maintains an advanced HR system that enables a high degree of scalability worldwide. We routinely manage project demand fluctuations within and across countries. We are able to train and deploy engineers within days, for projects of all sizes, so that bookings are completed in the time required.

red-checkmarkGlobal Presence

Pro QC offers services in 88 countries and growing. When services are required in an area where coverage is currently not available, we are able to secure local engineers or arrange travel for our engineers in order to accommodate the request.

red-checkmarkExperienced, Degreed Engineers

Pro QC’s professional and knowledgeable staff represents your interests on-site. Our inspectors and supervisors are degreed engineers. Our staff offers experience in a variety of industries from toys to aerospace, including consumer retail, textiles/fabrics, electrical/electronics, housewares, medical, and many more.

red-checkmarkScheduling Flexibility

Pro QC understands the unpredictable nature of sourcing and the importance of meeting critical deadlines. We schedule accordingly, which often means accommodating last minute requests.

red-checkmarkTimely Feedback

Pro QC offers online reporting, with detailed reports provided within 24 hours of completion. Our web resident database provides scheduling information and report access anytime, from anywhere.

red-checkmarkDedicated Account Managers

Pro QC employs regional account managers who are available to assist clients 24/7.

red-checkmarkStability

Pro QC is an established and reliable organization, providing quality assurance, engineering and consulting services since 1984.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should you use a 3rd party as a partner in quality?

  • Identify problems early and reduce associated rework costs later. Identifying problems early also helps avoid potential shipment delays.
  • Ensure the end product meets your customers’ expectations.
  • Pro QC uses knowledgeable and experienced QC engineers.
  • Partnering with a 3rd party provider often reduces travel expenses, internal resource allocation and offers an unbiased assessment.

How do you schedule a QC inspection with Pro QC?

Quality inspections can be scheduled online directly here. Or, clients and/or suppliers can contact account managers directly for assistance with coordination. Contact us at +1-813-252-4770 or info@proqc.com for additional information.

When are detailed inspection reports provided?

Pro QC’s inspection reports are uploaded to an online database within 24 hours of completion. Clients receive an emailed notification when posted.

Each report outlines the audit scope and includes recommendations, strength’s of the quality system and manufacturing process, and opportunities for improvement (weaknesses). An audit result based on the percent of conformances vs. non-conformances is provided.

Review example reports here. http://proqc.com/services/sample-reports

Where does Pro QC provide services?

Pro QC International performs quality control services in the following countries:

Asia & Asia Pacific South Asia & Central Asia South America North America Europe Middle East & Africa
Australia Bangladesh Argentina Canada Austria Algeria
Cambodia India Bolivia Mexico Belgium Dubai
China Iran Brazil USA Bulgaria Egypt
Hong Kong Israel Chile Croatia Jordan
Indonesia Kazakhstan Colombia Cyprus Kuwait
Japan Nepal Costa Rica Czech Republic Libya
Laos Pakistan Dominican Republic Denmark Morocco
Malaysia Sri Lanka Ecuador Estonia Nigeria
New Zealand Turkey Nicaragua Finland Oman
Philippines Turkmenistan Panama France Qatar
Singapore Uzbekistan Paraguay Germany Saudi Arabia
South Korea Peru Greece South Africa
Taiwan Trinidad & Tobago Hungary Tunisia
Thailand Uruguay Italy United Arab Emirates
Vietnam Venezuela Ireland
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Malta
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
UK
Ukraine

What You Should Know About the Quality Inspection Process

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