Product inspections minimize the amount of costly product defects. Inspections can detect merchandise containing non-standard or non-compliant components.
Inspections help you determine the overall quality of your order, and determine the need to issue corrective actions before any products leave the factory.
Sub-standard products result in customer complaints and damage your reputation. Product quality inspections help ensure consistent customer satisfaction.
There are several types of inspections available through the production process. One of our Account Managers can help you choose what is best for you. Companies having large runs of product often use all services for maximum protection. However, for low to medium volumes you can choose less. We recommend at the minimum In Process and Pre-Shipment Inspections be performed.
Pro QC has an international reputation for providing independent third-party inspection and testing services. However our services do not stop with inspection. Pro QC can provide you solutions to your entire supply chain from the sourcing, manufacturing to final delivery.
Pro QC inspects first-article samples prior to volume production. This verifies that product specifications are being met and avoids unnecessary reengineering work later.
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.
During a pre-shipment inspection, our engineers verify that finished goods conform to your specifications.
Pro QC ensures that proper methods are employed during product loading, and we verify counts on-site.
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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.
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.
Pro QC supplier audits evaluate all manufacturing process control systems for existing or new suppliers using the ISO 9001 framework. Each audit report covers several areas, including evaluations of management, quality control methods, non-conforming materials, corrective action, and inspection and test equipment.
Our engineers survey your potential or new suppliers on- site and provide detailed reports on the general operations, quality systems, qualifications and capabilities of the supplier as a viable source.
Pro QC conducts properties, performance and life-cycle testing at our labs in Ningbo, China and Chicago, USA. Custom fixtures and test methods are crafted in-house. For testing that is not performed at Pro QC, we have alliances with accredited labs in many locations worldwide to offer you virtually any type of product testing you may need.
Pro QC is an established and reliable organization, providing quality assurance, engineering and consulting services since 1984.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pro QC employs regional account managers who are available to assist clients 24/7.
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.
In addition to supporting our efforts to pass the audit, we wanted to ensure that Wahl was doing the ‘right things’ for our employees. Jean is very honest, knowledgeable, hardworking and dedicated to the project. He provided educated feedback that helped us balance best practices and business requirements. I am confident that we would not have made the progress without Jean’s support, nor do I think that we would have developed the courage to proceed with the audit.
Global Supply Chain Director
In discussing how Pro QC aids in developing High Street TV’s supplier base and supply chain management functions, Mr. Webb indicates that “Pro QC is very thorough in their inspections and High Street TV has trust and confidence in their ability to deliver on time.”
The Pro QC team takes great pride in assisting organizations by providing on-site quality solutions that reduce associated risks and cost. As companies grow, Pro QC continues to provide support and executes the scalability required to provide seamless service."
Head of Product Quality
Mr. Bob Chen, Hard Goods, Merchandise and QC Manager at Falabella’s Shanghai office, provided us with some personal insight into the Pro QC partnership. He advised that "as part of the commitment to build up a universal standard of quality control, we decided to partner with Pro QC to apply comprehensive inspections on all shipments from the Asia Pacific region. The goal is to achieve a higher level of customer satisfaction, which is always our mission."
Hard Goods, Merchandise and QC Manager
When asked how Pro QC has provided value to the organization, Rob McLellan explains that "with an expanding backpack business, we needed to ensure that the quality of our products were checked and maintained at a high level all year round. Lowe Alpine has a long history as a trusted gear supplier, and we want that to continue. Pro QC has helped us to achieve this with the provision of professional inspection staff and detailed and clear reporting procedures.” He considers “Pro QC’s local availability and their dependable and thorough inspection methods to be the most significant contribution that Pro QC has made as a partner to Lowe Alpine."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
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.
|Asia & Asia Pacific||South Asia & Central Asia||South America||North America||Europe||Middle East & Africa|
|Japan||Nepal||Costa Rica||Czech Republic||Libya|
|South Korea||Peru||Greece||South Africa|
|Taiwan||Trinidad & Tobago||Hungary||Tunisia|
|Thailand||Uruguay||Italy||United Arab Emirates|