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What are the steps involved in the pre-shipment inspection procedure?

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What are the steps involved in the pre-shipment inspection procedure?

Here are the steps involved in the pre-shipment inspection procedure

1.Order placement

Customers who want to maintain their items' quality can request a pre-shipment inspection. This is not mandatory for most goods. However, medical equipment must always be inspected.

2.Inspector on site

Product inspections usually take place at the manufacturing site or factory. If any discrepancies are discovered, the item will be taken to an off-site laboratory for further testing.

3.Off-site shipping inspections

This is for items containing prohibited or toxic chemicals regulated by the destination market.

4.Quantity check

The inspector counts the shipping cartons and ensures that the correct number of items and cartons are shipped to the correct address. The packaging is also examined to see if suitable materials are used and if the items have the correct shipping labels. Afterward, the payment is agreed upon between the buyer and supplier, and the bank initiates payment.

5.Randomized sampling

The inspector chooses product samples at random for evaluation. All accredited pre-shipment inspection services use the internationally known statistical sampling approach.The number of items they select (the acceptance quality limit, or AQL) is also the maximum number of defects allowed in a batch before it is rejected.

6.Visual inspection

This involves checking the overall appearance of the products for any visible defects or flaws in the production. Any apparent flaws are recognized and assigned to one of three categories: minor, major, or critical, based on the agreed tolerance levels between the manufacturer and supplier.

7.Volumeric verification

Then the agent checks all the sizes and dimensions (height, width, length, and weight) and ensures that the production complies with the client's specifications.

8.Functionality verification

Items are tested to ensure that they are working perfectly. This is usually for garments and footwear.

9.Safety test

The safety test is divided into mechanical and electrical safety testing. For mechanical testing, items with moving parts, such as bicycles, are checked for sharp edges or faults that could cause accidents or injuries to the user. Safety accessories like hinges and screws are also verified.

Similarly, for electrical testing, electrical or electronic gadgets are tested in the lab before they are certified and ready for use. Tests such as high voltage, ground continuity, and current tests are performed before the items are cleared.

10.Inspection report

Finally, the information gathered is compiled into a comprehensive inspection report after the inspection procedures. This report includes a list of all failed and passed tests, key findings, and the inspector's remarks.