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Quality Assurance & Quality Control Services for Bags and Luggage

With factory audits, social compliance audits, environmental audits, and bag quality control inspection services, Pro QC International has helped designers, luxury brands, and large retailers ensure quality and secure their global supply chains.

Companies involved in bag and luggage production must ensure they meet consumer demand for products that are high-quality and environmentally friendly, while also operating in a healthy work setting. Quality control inspections and factory audits are imperative to manage the numerous risks present throughout the stages of product design and manufacture, including the complexity of supply chains, quality defects, supplier dependability and expertise, as well as conformity with labor and environmental regulations.

For over four decades, Pro QC has been helping clients safeguard their reputations and deliver superior quality goods. We provide an extensive selection of quality control services for bags and luggage addressing the industry’s primary issues, including:

Pro QC is devoted to exceeding customer expectations with our cost-effective, customized services and wide-ranging quality control services for bags and luggage. We are proud to offer our expertise in more than 88 countries worldwide – from China, Vietnam and India to Spain, Portugal, and Italy; Turkey, U.S. and France – just to name a few.

Quality Control for Bags and Luggage

Quality control services for bags and luggage are essential in order to ensure that these products meet the highest standards of quality. By conducting thorough inspections at every stage of production – from raw materials to finished products – quality control teams can identify and correct any issues before they become costly errors. This not only protects consumers from receiving defective or unsafe products but also helps companies avoid costly recalls and other reputation-damaging issues. Bags and luggage go through a lot of wear and tear during their lifetime, so they must be built to last.

Quality control teams test for things like durability, water resistance, and other factors that could affect how well the product holds up over time. In addition, they also check for aesthetic defects that could make the bag or suitcase less attractive to customers. By catching these issues early on, quality control services can help keep costs down and customer satisfaction high.

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Quality Control for Bags and Luggage

Social Compliance

Companies around the world often struggle with achieving transparency and adhering to social standards throughout their global supply chain. Bags and luggage have been hit especially hard in terms of worker rights controversies, so it is necessary to make sure local laws are respected, and workers are adequately protected. A social compliance audit can assist a company in assessing the integrity of its supply chain and allowing them to make sound decisions when selecting potential suppliers.

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Social Compliance

Environmental Compliance

The environmental impacts of the bags and luggage industry are predominantly seen in the processes and materials used -for example, the chemicals employed in some tanning processes often find their way into waterways, ponds and fields, causing water and soil pollution. To ensure sustainability up and down their supply chain, companies must audit suppliers, implement ISO 14001 environmental management systems, and take all necessary steps to lessen their footprint. To do this successfully, Pro QC provides ISO 14001 gap analysis audits, assistance with certification plus consulting services.

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Environmental Compliance

Quality Assurance & Quality Control Services for Bags and Luggage

Manufacturing Audits and Advisory

Take advantage of our end-to-end comprehensive approach to improve your supply chain performance.

  • Manufacturing Process Audits
  • Process Improvement
  • Production Capacity Analysis (Run & Rate)
  • Quality Investigation (root cause investigation of a defective product)
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Corrective Action Follow-Up
  • Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA)
  • Continuous Improvement

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Supplier and Factory audits

Pro QC’s range of comprehensive audits for the bags and luggage industry includes:

  • Supplier Verification
  • Supplier Quality Audits
  • ISO 9001 Quality Management System Audits
  • ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Audits
  • ISO 45001 Management Systems of Occupational Health and Safety Audits
  • Social Compliance Audits: SA8000, WRAP, SMETA, BSCI
  • Supply Chain Security Audits
  • Combined Audits

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Quality Control Inspection Services for Bags

Our quality control inspections for bags include:

  • First-Article Inspections (FAI) are performed prior to mass production. Product properties are measured and compared with specifications to verify quality matches.
  • In-Process Inspections (IPI) ensure that the processes and techniques used to manufacture bags and luggage are followed.
  • Pre-Shipment Inspections (PSI) verify the conformity of bags to specifications before shipping. Inspectors evaluate workmanship, functionality, packaging, labeling, and other criteria as required.
  • Container Loading Supervision (CLS) ensures that proper methods are employed during product loading, and counts are verified on-site.
  • Sorting services are used to inspect production and detect quality issues or perform rework operations.

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Supplier Management

Pro QC’s Supplier Management Solutions enhance compliance and performance of the entire supplier portfolio by:

  • Performing an on-site risk assessment
  • Establishing a corrective action plan
  • Verifying corrective action implementation through detailed follow-up activities
  • Scheduling subsequent annual visits based on supplier risk level
  • Providing a supplier portfolio dashboard and performance analysis

Our supplier management team will create a customized checklist that meets even the most exacting requirements. The supplier management service is particularly suitable for small QA teams with a large supplier base across the globe. Pro QC assists these teams to investigate and resolve compliance and quality issues in a timely and cost-effective manner.

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Why Pro QC International?

Partnership

Pro QC genuinely sees your company and your suppliers as partners looking for growth and improvement. We don’t just give pass/fail results. We provide professional recommendations, facilitation, and performance management to achieve the desired results.

Quality Dashboard

Pro QC’s quality dashboard provides a holistic dashboard view of your supplier portfolio including data analytics to better understand and determine the next action required at your supplier.

Experience & Expertise

Pro QC has overseen successful supplier transformation projects which have helped companies from the bags and luggage industry achieve their quality goals.

Global Presence

Pro QC has agile teams of textile engineers in more than 88 countries ready to meet your quality assurance needs for projects ranging from a quality inspection of bags to a comprehensive audit.

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