Delivering quality products on time can be a major challenge for manufacturers, suppliers and retailers, especially when short product life cycles and time-tomarket are taken into account.
Plus, if a product is found not to meet the appropriate quality specifications for the marketplace – either late in production or afterwards – the result can be loss of product and revenues, delayed shipments or wasted materials; and the risk of a product recall.
However, inspections at various stages of production can help both buyers and manufacturers be sure that quality requirements for products are being met, thus supporting on-time delivery.
PROGRAMMES TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS
Bureau Veritas can help you manage the product journey more effectively, from design to store shelf. We can also support the development of your process, further minimising risks and costs.
Your customised programme may include the following stages:
• RAW MATERIAL INCOMING
Early in the production process, this inspection can help minimise wasted time, material costs and delayed shipments (if specifications are not being met).
• INITIAL PRODUCTION
Verifying first-run quality requirements can help product consistency and minimise wasted time, scrap product, rework and shipping delays.
• DURING PRODUCTION
This inspection ensures that the initial production process has been maintained and that goods being produced continue to meet quality requirements, especially in the case of new raw materials, new operators, production lines or specification changes.
• FINAL RANDOM
Prior to shipment, this inspection assesses whether the final product meets all quality specifications (i.e. colour, workmanship, label, function, fit, packaging of product, etc.). Shipment can then proceed without delay.
• LOADING / UNLOADING
This inspection provides a witness to verify that only the inspected and
approved final product is shipped and received, according to the buyers’ requirements.
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