What’s the difference of having or not having the quality inspection

If you still doubt whether you need an inspection or not, then this article is for you.

I suggest you a number of questions thinking of which you can decide if your product is needed to be checked. 

Question 1: Why do I need a quality inspection?

As soon as you made the final payment for your product, you crossed the line of “non-return”. If you found defects at your goods destination place, then the possibility that your product will be replaced or full refund almost doesn’t exists. Though your supplier may say that he will compensate a part of a product or can give you a big discount for the next order, you present ordered goods will still need to be remade. And this certainly will increase the product’s net cost. So it’s very obvious that it’s better first spend some money on professional inspection rather than afterwards incur losses. 

Question 2: What if my supplier insists on checking the goods by himself or doesn’t want any third party inspector?

Unfortunately, this supplier 100% has something to hide. Every customer has a right to make sure he gets exactly the same product as he wants, therefore a reliable seller will surely accept the inspection. That’s why I think the best way if to find out of the supplier ready for a third party inspection before placing the order, and even a little seller’s hesitation about inspection should make you think twice before you pay him. 

What advantages does the inspection report give to me?

A report signed by two parties – a supplier’s manager and a third party inspector – is a legal document, which can be used in disputes. It is very important to sustain the report by not only the product photos, but the cargo labels as well. 

When the inspection should be held?

It depends on the product. For instance, you’re buying a gearbox head, the production of which is divided into casting process and machining operation. Then it makes sense to make one inspection during the production, as it’s way easier to fix defects before pressing. If your product is not the one, which requires stepwise check, then of course the inspection should be done when all the units are finished and packed. Why the package is also very important? Every country’s customs are different, so that to avoid the problems while customs clearance, it’s better to check all the labels on the cartons ahead. And surely one of the most significant rules is to have the inspection before you pay the rest of the money to the supplier. In this case the seller will be interested in remaking the product if the defects were found while checking. 

How can I know I’ve chosen the right inspector?

First, ask him what kinds of products he has checked before. If he used to deal with your product category, ask him to tell you what nuances he paid attention previous times, what kind of tests he did and what defects he found. Besides, you can ask him to see his previous inspections reports. Of course, it’s impossible to know all the products in the world, but if the client has detailed inspection requirements, a professional inspector will be able to make a productive work.