Quality Assurance and Quality Control Services in Slovenia

Founded in 1984, Pro QC International is a globally trusted Quality Assurance company providing a large range of solutions such as ISO 9001/IATF 16949/ISO 14001/ISO 45001 audits, factory audits, and third-party product inspections in Slovenia.

Importers and industrial manufacturers rely on Pro QC to improve their performance and ensure product quality in Slovenia. Our team of inspectors and auditors is involved alongside our clients, to carry out quality assurance and offer tailor-made solutions. New products, new suppliers, change of strategy: with each key strategic decision taken by a buyer, it is important to take the necessary measures to produce quality goods and protect your supply chain.

Pro QC International supports each client according to their needs. Our experts control product quality, evaluate potential suppliers, improve manufacturing processes, reduce defect rates, and develop factory performance. This occurs with Pro QC’s comprehensive and cost-effective quality control services in Slovenia such as:

The Slovenian industrial sector represents 29% of the GDP and a third of all jobs. Over the past two decades, the production of base metals, metal products, machinery, and equipment has declined, in favor of the production of chemicals, electrical appliances, and foodstuffs. Chemicals, pharmaceuticals, wood (furniture and stationery), textiles, foodstuffs, electronics, and automotive parts are the main industrial sectors of the country. The main exports of the country are medicines, cars, refined petroleum, vehicle parts, and electrical lighting and signaling equipment.

Pro QC International believes in the importance of ensuring customer satisfaction and always place its clients first. Thanks to our network of qualified quality engineers and auditors, Pro QC delivers factory audits and third-party quality inspections across Slovenia, in Ljubljana, Novo Mesto, Bled, Velenje, Murska Sobota, Kočevje, Celje, and many more cities.

Our Coverage in Slovenia:

  • Ljubljana
  • Novo Mesto
  • Bled
  • Velenje
  • Celje
  • Ptuj
  • Maribor
  • Slovenska Bistrica
  • Murska Sobota
  • Kočevje
  • Slovenj Gradec

Our Quality Control Services in Slovenia

Product Inspection
Product Inspection

A third-party inspection or product inspection is used to control the quality of a product.

Factory Audits
Factory & Supplier Audits

Pro QC International performs various types of factory audits.

Supplier Management
Supplier Management

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

Product Inspections in Slovenia

Pro QC offers a large range of third-party product inspections in Slovenia. From first-article inspections to container verifications, our inspection services help companies identify quality defects and protect their interest through the entire production process. As an inspection company we provide:

Pro QC’s inspection reports are delivered within 24 hours after the service and include the results (Passed/Pending/Failed), a summary, all the details of the service, and photographic evidence.

Whether you are looking for an inspection company to control steel products in Jesenice, mechanical parts in Maribor, textile in Celje, or electronics in Ljubljana, Pro QC has quality inspectors with the required experience and skills.

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Supplier and Factory Audits in Slovenia

Pro QC International offers a large range of factory and supplier audits in Slovenia such as:
Quality, Environment, and Health and Safety Management Systems

Automotive Industry

Medical industry

Supply Chain Security Audits

Social Compliance

Others

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Supplier Management Services

Pro QC’s Supplier Management solutions have been developed to resolve quality defects and non-compliance. The first step of the service is a gap analysis based on the relevant industrial standard to identify the root cause of the quality issues and create a tailored solution to resolve the quality shortcomings. For example, we reduce defect rates, improve your factory performance, and support our clients to prepare for certifications or comply with international standards (IATF 16949, VDA 6.3, ISO 9001, ISO 45001, and ISO 14001).

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Product Inspections in Slovenia

Pro QC offers a large range of third-party product inspections in Slovenia. From first-article inspections to container verifications, our inspection services help companies identify quality defects and protect their interest through the entire production process. As an inspection company we provide:

Pro QC’s inspection reports are delivered within 24 hours after the service and include the results (Passed/Pending/Failed), a summary, all the details of the service, and photographic evidence.

Whether you are looking for an inspection company to control steel products in Jesenice, mechanical parts in Maribor, textile in Celje, or electronics in Ljubljana, Pro QC has quality inspectors with the required experience and skills.

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Supplier and Factory Audits in Slovenia

Pro QC International offers a large range of factory and supplier audits in Slovenia such as:
Quality, Environment, and Health and Safety Management Systems

Automotive Industry

Medical industry

Supply Chain Security Audits

Social Compliance

Others

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Supplier Management Services

Pro QC’s Supplier Management solutions have been developed to resolve quality defects and non-compliance. The first step of the service is a gap analysis based on the relevant industrial standard to identify the root cause of the quality issues and create a tailored solution to resolve the quality shortcomings. For example, we reduce defect rates, improve your factory performance, and support our clients to prepare for certifications or comply with international standards (IATF 16949, VDA 6.3, ISO 9001, ISO 45001, and ISO 14001).

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Quality Solutions Overview

Click on the current stage of your sourcing or product development journey below to explore our related quality solutions.

 
Development & Planning
1. Design
2. Product Development
3. Supplier Selection
4. Supplier Qualification
5. Pre-Production Validation
6. Production Planning
7. Incoming QC
8. Production and Assembly
9. Packaging
10. Shipping
Production & Delivery
Development & Planning
Production & Delivery

1. Design Stage

The product development life cycle begins with idea generation, concept development, and market testing. For example, the E-Bike handlebar is designed with the form, fit, and function in mind that best serve the market/user’s requirements and the overall aesthetics of the final bike.

Although Pro QC do not actively get involved in this stage, a postmortem investigation with many of our client often reveals the following challenges.

Supplier Risks & Challenges:

Misalignment between the buyer, supplier sales department, and factory production department on critical design requirements
Advance product quality planning was not factored in early enough
Difficulties in transitioning from a prototype supplier to a mass manufacturing supplier

2. Product Development

In this stage, the engineers will refine the design and define the engineering specifications of the handle such as material properties, dimensions, weight, and other requirements while satisfying different product and safety compliances. This is also the stage where engineering prototypes (engineering build) are made to rigorously test the form, fit, and function of the product.

Pro QC’s Quality Solutions:

First Article Inspection (FAI)
Supplier Development Services
Resident Supplier Quality Resourcing

Supplier Risks & Challenges:

Poor communication of the technical details between buyer and factories
Misalignment on the new product’s specifications
Misalignment on design/engineering revisions
Supplier’s production capability is unable to meet the design requirement

3. Identify Potential Suppliers

Once the component specifications are defined, the procurement department will begin to identify a list of suitable suppliers that can potentially meet their requirements in terms of capabilities, cost, capacity, and quality.

Pro QC’s Quality Solutions:

Onsite Supplier Verification
Financial Credit Check

Supplier Risks & Challenges:

Lack of experience and due diligence in new supplier region
Communication challenges
Concern about supplier scams
Low confidence supplier’s trustworthiness
Concerns over supplier’s financial viability

4. Supplier Qualification

Once a list of trustworthy suppliers has been identified, an evaluation of supplier reliability is recommended to ensure they can produce at a consistent level of quality. A world-class organization usually has a comprehensive supplier qualification program to identify and mitigate the risks associated with quality, safety, on-time delivery, cost, and compliance.

Pro QC’s Quality Solutions:

Global Supplier Audit Programs
Supplier Quality Audit for Potential Suppliers
Quality Management System Audit
Social & Ethical Audits
Supply Chain Security Audit
Environmental Audit

Supplier Risks & Challenges:

Suppliers are not as capable as they initially claimed
Supplier lacks effective and systematic quality assurance practice
Supplier is ISO 9001 certified, but the underlying principles are not implemented in practice
Mass production quality does not match prototype quality
Buyers want to sell to big retailers, but their suppliers do not yet comply with the retailer’s supplier code of conduct
Supplier violation on labor law, ethical and environmental compliances
Goods held in customs due to supply chain security malpractice

5. Pre-Production Validation

Before commencing volume production, it is crucial to validate the factory’s equipment, staffing, production methods, capacity, and quality control plan for each product line. This is an important stage to prevent critical failures, costly mistakes, and loss of time due to changes and rework.

Pro QC’s Quality Solutions:

Engineering Build (EB) and Quality Build (QB) Audit
First Article Inspection (FAI)
APQP/PPAP Audit
Manufacturing Process Audit or VDA 6.3 Process Audit

Supplier Risks & Challenges:

Factory not ready for mass production
Shipment delays due to critical failure, poor quality, and resource constraints
An exponential increase in defective products
Product recall
High Cost of Poor Quality
An exponential increase in the cost of change after mass production commences

6. Production Planning

Production planning is an administrative process that involves ensuring that sufficient raw materials, components, staff, and other outsourced processes such as secondary processing are procured to create finished products according to the specified schedule.

Pro QC’s Quality Solutions:

Order Expediting

Supplier Risks & Challenges:

Production delay due to poor material procurement planning
Production delay due to inadequate production staffing
Poor sub-supplier management

7. Incoming Quality Control

Incoming quality control is required when all the procured material and components arrive at the factory. This is the first step in controlling the production process and resulting product quality. Understanding how a factory manages its incoming material and its supply chain is a very good indication of its commitment to quality. (The saying goes: Garbage in, garbage out.)

Pro QC’s Quality Solutions:

Incoming Inspection
In-Process Inspection
Manufacturing Process Audit or VDA 6.3 Process Audit

Supplier Risks & Challenges:

The factory does not manage the quality of its supply chain or is poor at supplier management
Suppliers turn a blind eye to defective components during incoming and still use them for production and assembly
Using sub-standard material or components (e.g., lower-quality fabric than required)
Substituting lower-cost alternatives for product components (e.g., cheaper electronic components in a mobile phone)
“Quality fade” where suppliers make small, gradual substitutions in materials and components over time
Bulk material ordered by the supplier degrades over time due to poor storage conditions

8. Production & Assembly

Upon approval for volume production, raw materials and components are processed, extruded, forged, cast, injected, machined, and assembled. It is important to note that a factory may not have all the production capabilities and may outsource certain processes to other suppliers.

Pro QC’s Quality Solutions:

First Article Inspection (FAI)
In-Process Inspection
Manufacturing Process Improvement
Quality/Root Cause Investigation (8D)
CAPA Verification
Order Expediting & Production Monitoring
End-Of-Line Testing & inspection

Supplier Risks & Challenges:

Operators are not producing according to the production control plan
Supplier is under pressure to ship goods, turning a blind eye to defective components
Lack of quality staff to enforce quality control
Poor control of re-worked material/product
Mistakes made by temporary, untrained staff/operators
Communication breakdown when the supplier is under pressure

9. Packaging

Packaging and labeling of the goods are the last steps before shipping. The smallest aesthetic defect on the packaging or missing components often leads to customer returns, and a misplaced label often leads to compliance issues.

Pro QC’s Quality Solutions:

Manufacturing Process Audit
Poka-Yoke Implementation
Pre-Shipment Inspection
End-Of-Line Testing & inspection

Supplier Risks & Challenges:

Products are poorly packaged
Human mistakes and missing components lead to customer returns
Wrong labeling leads to compliance issues and significant re-work

10. Shipping

Packaged products are being loaded by suppliers at the factory or warehouse into containers and shipped to their final destination.

Pro QC’s Quality Solutions:

Container Loading Supervision
C-TPAT Audit

Supplier Risks & Challenges:

Rough handling of goods during container loading by the factory or outsourced warehouse, leading to damaged product
Poor container loading leads to product damage during transit

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