Why are you not getting the results with inspection?
- For one, your inspection method is such that it reveals the defects in the production batch a tad bit late. This means, you might have already shipped across your products, and the unsuccessful ratios are coming in a bit late
- The quality of the product is verified using some set specifications. If your quality inspection service is using another specification, then it can harm the success you aim to achieve
- The factory does not react to the inspection results. They barely take them into account or improve the quality based on the results
- The first step is to clear the expectations for the product inspection with the inspector conducting it. You would also need to provide them with the product requirements and the specifications for each of the product before you call in the supplier for the product. If there are some specific brands that you want associated with the product, then mention it beforehand. You will be able to get it done easily
- The second step to achieve success with third party inspection is to include all your product requirements and specifications in the purchase order you will be sending the supplier. Before signing the purchase order, make sure you are able to address the need for third party inspection, and when the products need to be shipped. You should also mention the penalties in case there is a delay in the shipment or the inspection. You need to be as specific as possible with the requirements and the production methods
- When it comes to the inspection, you should be able to give ownership to the supplier. In case there is a fault, and the supplier is unable to meet the specifications, it is their responsibility to come up with an alternative
- Make sure you have an idea of the budget for the inspection. There are times when the inspection budget goes way higher than what you had proposed. Make sure you know what is the ideal budget, and make it clear to the quality inspection service.
- The acceptance ratio for the defects should also be made clear at the start of the inspection talks. Make sure your inspector is well aware of how many defects on an average are allowed by you. the number of acceptable defects generally depends on the size of the order. There is a standard that measures that acceptable quantity, you should use that
- If there are issues with the supplier, make sure you address them. it is important that your supplier is on the same page as you. if there are excess defects involved, make sure to tell them. In case of defects, ask them for remedies on quality control. All this will help you regain your batch’s quality.