Have you estimated or imaged how large the financial loss will be if the product deficiency is found after mass production? Preventive action / Risk Management are always better than the correction plan. Our trusted factory audit and inspection services support you along the whole production process, saving your time on operation process and meanwhile letting you focus on the business development. FS division able to outline the STRENGTH and WEAKNESS of your suppliers.
Being International Accreditation Service (IAS) accredited inspection body meeting criteria for Inspection Agencies (AC98) according to ISO/IEC Standard 17020:2012, we show our support starting from factory audit at pre-production stage, to inspection services along with the production line. Apart from that, we had qualified lead auditors for system audit services for providing the one-stop solution services along the supply chain.
Our factory audit service firstly helps you to identify the potential risk at the earliest stage. Our experienced auditors performs on-site check at factory to ensure good working conditions in which no underlying harm to the staff and no illegal employee violate the law by evaluating the code of conduct, management system, production facilities, production control, production capability and scheduling, quality control and more.
Along the production, our inspection services are developed in line with your production process so as to ensure certain percentage of completed products complying with quality requirements at different points of stages along the production line which in return minimize the potential risk of huge financial loss due to product deficiency after mass production. With wide coverage of inspection points as well as years of experiences on inspection for consumer products, we help not only relieving the manpower, but also SAVING QC STAFF COST, FLIGHT COST and TRAVELING TIME/COST.
Certified by General Administration of Quality Supervision Inspection and Quarantine of P.R.C. (AQSIQ), CMA Testing is qualified to conduct third party inspection on import & export commodity in China.
By our concerted effort, we believe and target to streamline your production line, improve your supply chain efficiency, assure and maintain your product quality, enhance your product penetration in market as well as minimize your average expenses and reliable quality solution partner.
The objective of an Initial Production Check or Initial Production inspection (IPI), which is identify defective materials or components at the initial stage of production are inspected to ascertain conformity with specific requirement, minimizing the risk of non-conformities and allowing for timely corrections where necessary.
It can also help client to raise out the component or material defective to reduce their risk, ensure Buyer specification are requests are well understood by the factory, preview the production process and avoid additional cost before or during production.
It can help you to identify defective material prior the production process to minimize the risk of non-conformities and allowing for timely correction when necessary. It is costly if FRI – Final Random inspection found failed result, client will spend much time to negotiate with factory to re-work or re-produce the products.
Beside the product quality problem found will be reporting,
Some further information may be reported as well, such as
- Manufacturing status of the order;
- Production line finding;
- components stock status, finished and work in progress goods;
- Production and Shipment schedule status;
- Defects identification
- Photo of production line, inspected sample, defects reference
As you knew that it takes place at the end of production, which is one of a range of on-site production inspection. The whole shipment quantity should be finished and available for sampling, Packing should be almost finished (100% completed and 80% packed), so that inspector can check the information of external carton and cartons can be counted during FRI.
For FRI, we should verify the product safety, quantity workmanship, function, color, size, packing and more prior to shipment, safeguard the shipment according to international sampling procedure (Such as AQL) or any client specific methods to ensure the product is consistent and compliant with requirements.
As above mentioned, three main points can trigger the failure of the inspection, so that this is very important for us to alert:
- Conformity to specification or client requirements:
All the relevant aspects of products should be controlled: quality, components (Such as BOM), assembly, aesthetics, function, size (Measurement chart), labelling, packaging etc.
- Number of visual defects:
Based on AQL, our inspector should selected a predefined no of products at random, we should base on our CMA general inspection requirement (Such as Defect Classification list of difference products) or client specific requirement to justify the defect during FRI. For CMA, we will issue official report within one working day.
- On-site test:
Difference products have difference testing during FRI, so that we will base on international test to conduct the on-site test (For example, drop test, hi-pot test, strength test etc) to ensure the sample breaks or does not function etc.
ISO 9001:2015 audit
Can be applied by small or large organization, regardless of its field of activity.
More than one million companies and organizations in over 170 countries were certified with ISO 9001.
ISO 9001:2015 helps ensure that customers get consistent, good quality products and services, which in turn brings better business benefits.
Corporate Social Responsibility or Code of Conduct practice (SA8000)
Bring international credibility, inspire the confident of customer, and create more long-term value for the stakeholders. Lead to fewer accidents and increased quality output, foster employee and customer loyalty and increase competitive edge.
Production Capability Assessment
In today’s competitive environment, progressive firms must be able to produce quality products at reasonable time schedule. Product quality is direct result of production capability and the supplier techniques. Supplier’s competency needs to be evaluated by professional auditor strictly.
C-TPAT (Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism )
Voluntary government-business initiative to build cooperative relationships that strengthen and improve overall international supply chain and U.S. border security.
Conflict Minerals Verification Program
Refer to minerals (3TG - Gold, Tantalum, Tin, Tungsten) mined in conditions of armed conflict and human rights abuses. Both US and EU are working towards implementing conflict mineral legislation since 2010.