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FIRST ARTICLE INSPECTION (FAI)
What is the First Article Inspection?
The First Article Inspection (FAI), also called Initial Quality Control, usually happens right after the manufacturer starts producing the first mass production samples. We will send our inspector when 1% to 10% of your ordered quantity has been produced. This product inspection is usually performed at the factory.
PRE-PRODUCTION INSPECTION (PPI)
What is the Pre-Production Inspection?
The Pre-Production Inspection (PPI) is completed after the identification and the evaluation of your vendor/factory and right before the beginning of the actual mass production. It can be completed at the factory or at the vendor's office. The aim of the PPI is to make sure your vendor has well understood your requirements and the specifications of your order and is prepared for its production.
DURING PRODUCTION INSPECTION (DPI)
What is the During Production Inspection?
The During Production Inspection (DPI) will take place during production between 20% and 80% of the manufacturing process. We check packed and ready-to-go products.
PRE-SHIPMENT INSPECTION (PSI)
What is the Pre-Shipment Inspection?
The Pre-Shipment Inspection (PSI), also called Final Random Inspection (FRI) or Finished Quality Control, will take place when at least 80% of the products are ready and packed into export cartons. You can of course specify when booking online if you want 100% of the products to be ready for this inspection. The pre-shipment inspection will take place at the factory, or in some cases, it could even take place at the forwarder's premises or at the pier.
CONTAINER LOADING INSPECTION (CLI)
What is the Container Loading Inspection?
The Container Loading Inspection (CLI) will take place right before the vendor/factory/manufacturer is supposed to load the goods inside the container and also during the loading process. This inspection usually takes place at the factory. It can also be performed at your forwarder's premises.
PRODUCTION MONITORING (PM)
What is the Production Monitoring?
You might want to be sure that the operators are well trained for your product but you don't have time to handle the Quality Control yourself. We can provide you with a flexible solution, our Production Monitoring.