For oversea buyers, it can be difficult to ensure that your goods are handled correctly at manufacturer side. You aren’t going to take the time and expense to send inspectors from your own company to China to check goods, so finding a sourcing agent in China and purchasing an inspection service can be beneficial for you. They are professionals in the field, and they know how to handle these situations. However, like any service that you purchase, there are several questions involved: Where to start? What kind of service should you choose? Lucky for you, Keen Sourcing has our own inspection team which cover the manufacturers all over China. Keen Sourcing provides four types of quality inspection services are usually distinguished. Each one corresponds to a particular step in the production process. They are all part of the toolbox of every importer, when it comes to buying in China.

The four types of quality inspection services:

Pre-production inspection

An Inspector will be assigned to go to the factory and check raw materials and rough-wrought products by a random selection process. All raw materials and outsourced parts should meet client requirement.

During production inspection (also called “DUPRO inspection” in the industry) 
The inspector will check the semi-finished, or finished products according to the standards or signed reference samples. If the inspection result is REJECT, the inspector will then notify the manufacturer of any mistakes/quality issues. Keen Sourcing quality management department will discussed manufacturer on the mistakes/quality issues detected during the inspection and assist manufacturer to work out a complete failure analysis report and corrective action plan to avoid further mistakes.
Normally AQL is 0/1.0/2.5 or 0/2.5/4.0 for During Production Inspection. It’ll be up to clients’ requirement. 

Sampling plan: MIL-STD-105E/ GB2828.1-2003

Final inspection (also called “pre-shipment inspection”)
The buyer can indicate specific details for the inspector to check before inspection such as the number, process, function, color, size specification or packing details. Keen Sourcing inspector does the final inspection with the inspection standard or signed reference sample before the goods are sent for delivery. 

Normally AQL is 0/1.0/2.5 or 0/2.5/4.0 for Final Inspection. It’ll be up to clients’ requirement.

Sampling plan: MIL-STD-105E/ GB2828.1-2003

Container loading inspection

The inspector will work together with the manufacturers to confirm if the packing meets the packing conditions. The activity can be done in the factory, warehouse or in the transmission process. Furthermore, the inspector will monitor all the products to be loaded. 

Keen Sourcing is the best sourcing agent in China. We offer product sourcing services, quality control and shipping management. Tell us what you want to source, we will handle everything till you get the products.