Quality Inspection & Audits
With decreasing product life cycles and time-to-market, the challenge to deliver quality products on-time increases.
If a product does not meet the appropriate quality specifications for the marketplace – either after or late in the production stage – the result can be loss of product and revenues, delayed shipment or wasted materials, and the potential risk of increased returns.
The stats vary, but around 10% of physical stores' products are returned due to poor quality whilst almost 1/3 of products sold online are returned. Around 1/5 of all returns due to damaged products or poor quality. This equates to 1.8% of all physical store sales will be returned and 6% of online sales.
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✓ Performed by Bureau Veritas Team & Available in 18 Countries
With InSpec by BV, you can schedule your inspections online at over 18+ factory locations. You can verify your product quality throughout various stages of production such Initial production check stage (IPI), During production check (DUPRO) and finally Pre-shipment inspection (PSI). Here are the reasons why you need to conduct an inspection:
☑ Cost Reduction - Reduce future costs including risk of rejects, charge backs and returns as well as recalls and brand/reputational damage.
☑ Revenue Improvement - Prevent late shipment and stop paying for defective goods.
☑ Quality Improvement / CX Alignment - By inspecting products prior to shipment, the risk of poor quality products being released to market is reduced. It also allows you to have a perspective of your customer's buying "experience" pre-shipment.
☑ Process Improvement - Inspections are a source of data and manufacturing intelligence on how production processes are performing providing insights into how a better design might lead to higher quality and less waste.
Based on BV Best Practice protocols, our audits help companies and suppliers work together and improve performance by providing detailed results that clearly indicate areas of strengths and opportunities. We help you for selecting new suppliers, optimizing the number and quality of suppliers, and promoting relationships that improve overall performance.
☑ Technical - Audits the production capability and performance against proven quality principles. Key criteria assessed are policies, procedures and records that indicate the factory’s ability to deliver consistent quality over time, rather than at one given time or only for certain products.
☑ Social - Audits social compliance-related processes and controls, and reports on results. We leverage BV protocols for on-site monitoring, including confidential employee interviews, record testing, observations and management feedback.
☑ Environmental - Audits environmental-related processes and controls. We provide data for companies looking to identify and control their environmental impact and improve their environmental performance.
☑ Security - Audits security-related processes and controls to assist in assessing and enhancing security measures throughout the supply chain. Often required by many of the leading USA retailers and brands.
Bureau Veritas Remote Sourcing Solutions
Whilst there are some commonalities in terms of quality criteria thresholds for each product, each product also has its own unique dynamics and challenges. Our inspectors and auditors are product specialists; we are an extension of your own quality function.
• Garment & Apparel
• Fabric & Linen
• Soft furnishings
• Bags & Accessories
• Smart Wear
• Leather Apparel
• Bedding Sets
• Home Furnishings
• Home Products
• Outdoor Products
• Sporting Goods
• Office Supplies
• Arts and Supplies
• Pet Care
• Jewelry and Watches
• Gifts & Premium
• Packing & Gift Boxes
TOYS & JUVENILE
• Classic Toys
• Electronic Toys
• Arts & Crafts
• Toys Jewelry
• Plush Toys
• Baby Strollers
• Baby Furnishings
• Child Bedding Sets
• Toy Cosmetic Kits
ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS
• Home Appliances
• Convection, Mini-Ovens & Microwave Ovens
• Consumer Electronics
• USB Hubs
• Audio & Video Equipements
• IT Equipments
• Lighting Products
Bureau Veritas has over 12,000 TIC specialists including inspectors, auditors and lab professionals located in all the major sourcing and selling regions. With rich consumer product knowledge, we help verify your product meets the safety and quality requirements for your destination market, and your factories maintain best in class process controls around quality, security, social and environmental compliance.