Quality control (QC) inspections minimize the amount of costly defects by detecting non-conformances throughout the production cycle.
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.
For inspections, Pro QC recommends the International Inspection Standard ANSI Z.1.4-2003 (ANSI Sampling Table) to determine the number of units that will be randomly selected for evaluation. Samples are checked against a detailed inspection plan for appearance, applicable functionality, packaging integrity, workmanship, and your specific requirements. Discovered defects are classified as major, minor, or critical depending on inspection plans. If you have your QC standard and procedure, we have no concern to follow your documentation.
Inspection service reports and results with digital photos will be emailed to you within 24 hours of the service through our secure online database so that you can quickly authorize your suppliers to ship your products.
There are several types of inspections available throughout the production process; First-Article, In-Process and Pre-Shipment inspections. As one of the longest serving inspection companies in Asia, all our Account Managers are very capable to help choose the best source inspection service to fit your requirements.
Pro QC has an international reputation for providing independent third-party inspection and testing services. However, our quality solutions do not stop with QC inspections. Pro QC provides solutions throughout the supply chain, from 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.
An in-process QC inspection evaluates random samples from production lots when the process is ~20-30% complete. 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. A pre-shipment inspection (PSI) generally occurs when production is 100% complete and packaging is 80% complete. For example, if an Automotive Product or Auto Part Inspection is required, we would request your specifications and golden samples in advance and use them to ascertain the quality of the products produced at your supplier.
Pro QC ensures that proper methods are employed during product loading, and we verify counts on-site.
Pro QC conducts properties, performance and lifecycle 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.
Available testing includes:
We regularly add new capabilities; please contact us for a current list of available testing.
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."
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.
Preview example reports here. https://proqc.com/services/sample-reports
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