WHY THIRD PARTY OR SOURCE INSPECTIONS ARE IMPORTANT
AVOID COSTLY PRODUCT
DEFECTS AND SHIPMENT DELAYS
Product inspections minimize the amount of costly product defects. Inspections can detect merchandise containing non-standard or non-compliant components.
IDENTIFY OR EXPLORE
Inspections help you determine the overall quality of your order, and determine the need to issue corrective actions before any products leave the factory.
PROTECT YOUR COMPANY'S
BRAND AND REPUTATION
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.
WHAT TYPE OF INSPECTIONS DO I NEED?
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, one of our Account Managers are very capable to help choose the best source inspection service to fit your requirements.
WHAT OTHER SERVICES REDUCE MY QUALITY RISKS?
Pro QC has an international reputation for providing independent third-party inspection and testing services. However our services do not stop with inspection. Pro QC can provide you solutions to your entire supply chain from the sourcing, manufacturing to final delivery.
KEY AREAS OF QUALITY CONTROL INSPECTION FOR FOOTWEAR
- Careful measurement and fitting check of shoe’s insole length, insole width, toe lift, heel height and back height for proper fitting, symmetry and sizing requirements Check for issues in stitching, including conducting seam strength tests and checks for fraying, skipped stiches, feed abrasion marks, open stitches, crooked stiches and puckered seams.
- Eyelet inspection including checks of pairing, spacing, sharp parts, deformation and looseness.
- Heel inspection including checks for denting, webbing and proper attachment by nails, screws or staples
- On-site testing including marking and vulcanization tests for rubber outsoles, function and fatigue tests on closures, bonding tests, flex tests, rocking tests, fabric testing and verification of special features like waterproofing and stain resistance
- Check conformance to legal requirements for footwear, including protective footwear standards, children’s footwear requirements and labeling requirements for country of origin and material composition
- Packaging inspection including check of polybags, barcodes and carton assortment for conformance to requirements, as well as checks of retail packaging, such as shoe position within retail shoebox, proper sizing stickers, tissue paper or paper card forms and silica gels
- Coordinating testing by an accredited laboratory to test shoe properties like slip resistance, sole wearing resistance and shoelace durability, as well as to identify issues in fabrics such as harmful substances, colorfastness, flammability, fiber analysis, light exposure and wet and dry-cleaning properties