Third Party Inspection
Due to its popularity Otabu certification limited continue to grow a portfolio of Third Party imspection services to the industry.Third-party certification means that an independent organization has reviewed the manufacturing process of a product and has independently determined that the final product complies with specific standards for safety, quality or performance. third party inspection, surveillance and expediting. These services include design review and certification of equipment, material certification, quality assurance services including vendor audits and engineering inspection of mechanical and electrical equipment at vendor works.
As part of this service we commit to:
- Undertake such assessments by fully qualified and experienced staff that know and understand the supply chain process.
- Carry out supplier investigations when issues arise which need to be challenged.
- Manage your supply chain assessment process for you.
- Provide a swift and professional response to meeting your needs.
This review typically includes comprehensive formulation/material reviews, testing and facility inspections. Most certified products bear the certifier's mark on their packaging to help consumers and other buyers make educated purchasing decisions.
Types of quality inspection:
- A pre-production inspection tells the buyer which kind of raw materials (or components) will be used. Factories are often suspected of lowering their costs by purchasing substandard materials, and this can be disastrous for the buyer (e.g. the wrong kind of chip in an electronic device).
- A during production inspection (often called DUPRO in the industry) allows the buyer to have an idea of average product quality, early in the production cycle. It is the most useful and the most under-rated tool at the disposal of importers, who often only rely on final inspections.
- The final random inspection (also called pre-shipment inspection) is by far the most common type of QC check. It takes place once 100% of shipment quantity is finished and at least 80% is packed, so it can be a real random inspection (this is not exactly the case if quality is checked earlier) and suppliers cannot play games.
- The container loading inspection, like the pre-production inspection, it is seldom used. But it can be a worthwhile option in some specific cases.