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Third Party Inspection Services TPI


Introduction

A third-party inspection agency (TPIA or TPI) is a business organization, complying with the ISO 17020 standard. Third-party inspection or "Category A" is the most stringent of the 3 categories of inspection organization that the standard specifies. Such organizations are third party inspection agencies that must not be involved in any activities other than inspection and testing. Based on this requirement the third party inspection agency must not be involved in design, procurement, fabrication, construction and installation. All companies and parties such as buyers, sellers, engineering companies, plant owners must have access to these agencies and use their services. The confidentiality, independence, impartiality and integrity are important conditions for being a Third Party Inspection agency.

Four types of quality inspection

  1. A pre-production inspection tells the buyer which kind of raw materials (or components) will be used. Factories are often suspected of lowering their costs by purchasing substandard materials, and this can be disastrous for the buyer (e.g. the wrong kind of chip in an electronic device).
  2. A during production inspection (often called “DUPRO” in the industry) allows the buyer to have an idea of average product quality, early in the production cycle. It is the most useful and the most under-rated tool at the disposal of importers, who often only rely on final inspections.
  3. The final random inspection (also called “pre-shipment inspection”) is by far the most common type of QC check. It takes place once 100% of shipment quantity is finished and at least 80% is packed, so it can be a real random inspection (this is not exactly the case if quality is checked earlier) and suppliers cannot play games.
  4. The container loading inspection, like the pre-production inspection, it is seldom used. But it can be a worthwhile option in some specific cases.

How to get Inspection Certification?

Inspections help minimise the risk of defective products by ensuring they meet both customer standards and industry and government regulations. This serves to protect your business interests, help manage your risk and ensure quality products are manufactured and delivered to their final destination at the specifications of the customer. Our Experienced inspectors help identify products and shipments which may contain non-standard or non-compliant components and materials. Products and materials that we routinely test and inspect include consumer goods such as clothes, toys, cosmetics, and food, to high-value bulk commodity cargoes such as agricultural products, crude oil, chemicals and refined petroleum products during critical transportation, custody transfer and storage operations. We at Ornate Quality Services also support the life management of plant facilities such as power plants and oil refineries with inspection and testing, ensuring that your assets are operating safely and reliably.

Third Party Inspection Process


Pre-shipment Inspection Service

What is a Pre-Shipment Inspection (PSI)?

Systematic strategy taken as a part of Pre-Shipment Inspection (PSI) helps to save around $309 USD import cost of produced products. PSI is executed when the most part of production work is done. This inspection service assists you to identify as well as rectify any production fault from all the ordered batches of produced goods prior to their packing.

ORNATE Inspection which is a renowned quality controlling organization adopts statistical sampling method of ANSI/ASQC Z1.4 (ISO 2859-1 for executing all sorts of inspection works. This specific sampling procedure includes parameters like dimension, life span or longevity, practicality, efficiency and basic appearance. The certificates of inspection are provided in case it is specified in the documentary credit.

Pre-Shipment Inspection Expertise

The inspection personnel of AI are instrumental in using suitable sampling procedures for selection of products from lots to conduct pre-shipment checking. They execute this inspection process as per the norms of the destination market of the customers or according to the quality standards of clients. This inspection service is regulated on the basis of standards like efficiency, longevity, practicality, dimension and general appearance.

For a systematic and safe supply chain, an adaptable and trustworthy quality controlling procedure has significant role. The product inspection professionals of our organization are trained constantly in their relevant arena that covers food, hardlines, softlines and other required fields. They are given training on proper way of using numerous tailor-made product checklists for different categories of products.

Why Get a Pre-Shipment Inspection?

The Pre-Shipment Inspection work done independently by a third party ensures completion of customer's order prior to the final delivery of any product. There is no doubt about potentiality of business growth in international business domain, but there are risks associated with it. Special care needs to be taken regarding meeting of client specified criteria especially when one is working with foreign supplier. Any error in order filling can lead to loss in business.

Verify whether your order has been filled properly or not prior to its final delivery.

Check the quality of products in production unit and do not make payment for faulty or distorted products.

Confirm whether the supplier with whom you are working with has provided goods as per provided details or not.

Try to adopt required business strategy to avoid complications associated with imports of goods.

Avert exchange of dispatched goods to safeguard reputation of your brand image.

The OQ Benefits

Why ORNATE Inspection
  • Pricing that covers entire elements of packaging
  • Qualified inspection personnel is sent onsite within two days of ordering service [1]
  • Audit reports are provided on the very day when the inspection professional visits site[2]
  • Services can be scheduled via online.

Your Eyes in the Supply Chain!® - We have required license and certification to work as an autonomous quality checking organization. We aim to safeguard the brand image of your product in global business arena.

Manage Your Quality Control Process Online - We assist our customers to open account at free of charge, to program their inspections via online, to take required measurement for trouble free payment of ordered service and to get electronic inspection report without any difficulty.

Safer - ORNATE Inspection adopts uncompromising attitude to meet global regulatory and safety standards while conducting its inspection procedures.

Speed and Flexibility - We assure our clients about our presence in any factory located in ORNATE within two days of receiving order of inspection service.[2] Customers can adjust or even cancel their orders till four PM ( as per China time) before the scheduled day of inspection.

Comprehensive Inspection Reports - Almost 80% of the inspection report is provided on the inspection day. Our detail inspection report covers detailed images to maintain transparency.

Initial Production Check Service


What is an Initial Production Check (IPC)?

IPC or Initial Production Check is executed prior to starting of production. This on-site production checking procedure is conducted before 20% completion of any production. As part of this checking method, all the raw materials and equipments are verified to ensure the quality of produced goods. IPC is considered as the basic quality measurement system that indicates steadiness of any production. IPC is effective in protecting reputation of your brand and in avoiding import cost of $309 USD.

Benefits :

The Initial Production Check Service is an indispensable part of any processing plant. This service allows the clients to develop the perspective on various parameters such as marking, production booking, materials, hardware accessible, planning, tooling preparation etc. Under this service, the focus is given to each production stage. The inspection team prepares an intact and detailed inspection report with photographic records. The offered solution allows for an expert orientation before the terminal phase of production. In this way, the quality, safety and confidence are ensured. Initial Production Check Service is needed for the support as well as protection of your brand. The quality checks conducted under our service suffice as the early warning systems, which aim to localize as well as rectify the imperfections of production, during the initial period of production.

Requirement of Initial Production Check :

  • Less chances of disruption in the supply chain
  • Increases the ability to fulfill the quality objectives
  • Confirms that the supplier is ready for the production
  • Provides a clear-cut prospect of the production agenda
  • Enables the identification of different quality risks
  • Significant concern of the quality authority management and risk assessment
  • Reduction in the chances of costly defect

During Production Check Service


What is a During Production Check (DUPRO)?

The procedure of During Production Check (DUPRO) is executed after completion of 20% to 80% of production work and when goods are packed for delivery. This inspection method includes verification of products on the basis of casual selection of goods from finished batch. This checking procedure enables customers to assess whether the factory or production unit is meeting specified product standards or not. It also assists clients in comprehending current status of production. In short, DUPRO makes customers aware about production process and helps to avert import risk of $309 USD.

DUPRO is conducted on site after completion of at least 20% to 80% production. It is considered as an important part of quality checking procedure. This type of checking method enables any organization to implement corrective measurement at very early stage of production to avoid loss. The inspection is done on randomly chosen units from the batches of goods that are ready for shipping. Global standard of inspection method is followed during execution of statistical sampling method. Importance is given on checking parameters like performance, design, utility, quantity, packaging and labeling standard, workmanship, production capacity and diameter of products. Inspection personnel also recommend appropriate measurement that needs to be followed to avoid defects in production. Providing checking reports on time is an important part of this procedure.

Importance

  • DUPRO enables any organization to determine any complication during early stage of production.
  • It enables production unit to regulate production schedule in a systematic manner.
  • Financial loss can be averted if production inspection is conducted in proper time.
  • It also helps to improve product quality.
  • Customer satisfaction is another criterion that DUPRO helps to achieve. It promotes on time productivity without affecting
  • product quality.

Procedures

The inspection personnel verify several factors during DUPRO. These include:

  • Status of production is compared with planned production status to determine any discrepancy.
  • Quality of semi finished and finished product is compared.
  • Checking is conducted to verify whether finished products are in sync with predefined specifications of customers or not.
  • Scrutinization of marking, packaging and labeling of products
  • Adhesive test and carton drop test are some important parts of this procedure
  • Production rate of specific product is evaluated during this time.

Production Monitoring Service


What is Product Monitoring?

The aim of Production Monitoring work is to enable any production unit to justify all its actions right from raw material procurement to packing as well as final delivery of goods in a logical manner. The procedure of such monitoring involves onsite inspection of products on regular basis. As a part of this procedure, a quality inspection professional surveys and examines a production unit, implements specified details of customer, chooses units haphazardly for checking, detects and removes flawed goods. Daily inspection reports are provided regarding the production status and quality of produced goods so that the entire production work can be managed in a systematic way. Production Monitoring services helps to maintain stability of production and helps to avert import cost of $309 USD in every day.

The process of product monitoring involves on site inspection of production method on daily basis. Inspection personnel engaged in monitoring activities examine factory and checks whether predefined parameters are met or not. They scrutinize products at random basis to identify any possible flaw in these. Daily inspection reports are sent to relevant professionals regarding quality checking and completion status. The entire procedure focuses on effective controlling of production process and to reduce loss. Statistical sampling method of global recognition is followed for this purpose.

Importance is given on providing same day inspection report and scheduling of rendered services online. Reviewing of specific procedure is an important part of this monitoring service. Significance is also given on environmental factors like emission rate and possibility of pollution due to specific production method.

Aim of Product Monitoring

The purpose of this type of monitoring is to:

  • Determine the risk involves in specific production procedure
  • To verify knowledge and experience of a specific organization regarding particular production method
  • Checking of equipments used during production
  • Type of procedures followed

Third Party Inspection Services Frequently Asked Questions