Prevent factory to swap goods after an inspection is an ideal, essential quality control system to be developed to provide quality products or services to the industrial users or consumers.
A systematic quality system should be carried out so that quality product is shipped out of the manufacturing industries even after the inspection is completed with no breach of trust.
There is comparatively high risk when a manufacturing industry is in a business of continuous production of a product for the factory people to swap the products and pack those that are not ideal for use, or that have not passed the quality test after the inspection is completed.
The expectation of each industry is to ship out good quality out of their manufacturing company hence a structured quality inspection system should be carried out without compromising quality.on.
1. Get the Shipping Done
One of the most important and intelligent ways to keep a check on prevention of the issue is that the inspector should not leave the site after inspection and stays back till the goods are not loaded for the final shipment. This will reduce the risk of changing the products that have been inspected upon.
Our Asian Quality Control inspection team performs pre-shipment services at this stage of the production as it is necessarily more representative of reality.
2. Differentiating the Cartons
The cartons should be provided with a distinctive tamper-evident security tape that gets noticed if someone tries to reopen it and change the product packed inside. The tape should be unique in itself that it should not be copied so that no one can reopen after the final inspection.
This will reduce the chance of risk and produce quality products as per the quality standard, or identify the wrongdoer who was responsible for deteriorating your product’s quality.
3. Engage an Inspector For Each Time
If you are uncertain about the factory person or have a bad record on a particular factory person then an ideal way is to keep an inspector round the clock to keep an eye until the goods are repacked at the same way they were earlier before being shipped out. Keeping all time inspector will also reduce the supplier’s chance trying any wrong ways to breach the quality, cost spends on re-works.
By example: supplier provides the product which is not up to the standard and also difficult to get in touch with the supplier then the client is forced to pay additional charges to fix the defects.
Sometimes the client even loses more money to get a quality product with standards but engaging an auditor for inspection and auditing is a very small budget for a production which comes around to $450.00 at maximum when the production is more than $10,000.
4. Placing Identifiers
The inspector after inspection should get the packaging done using some identifier that identifies whether any swap has been taken place with the original products. Once the packaging is being done each carton should be packed with the bar code attached to have a unique identity.
The bar codes should be read before loading and should be cross-checked with those that have been unloaded during supply. If there is any difference between the numbers at the time of loading and unloading, this proves the products have been changed.
This is the precise time to take a legitimate step against that person so that they understand the “frauds and its outcomes”.
5. Keeping Goods at a Safer Place
Our Quality Control inspectors at earlier intervention can complete the audit where the final repackaging and loading takes place.
This could prevent the risk of any swapping that might take place if you were not that aware and avoid space for any fraudulent activity to occur.
6. A Production Check
A production check should take place that inspects the goods in the warehouse that are kept after the final production to know what they have actually produced without any hindrance from the supplier’s side. This approach may help the chances of feigning and be deceived.
These are some of the ways that may reduce the risk of goods being swapped after inspection.
But, still if find your product being changed and not getting that “up-to the mark” quality, then the most intelligent solution is to change the supplier.
Asia Quality Control follows these measures and hence it is known globally. After a quick meeting with the factory management, our quality inspectors will lead the factory assessment by inspecting and reporting the factory information.
Quality inspection and factory audits are performed as per the international standard for quality control ISO 9000, ISO 2859-1, SA8000.