Why You Need to do Pre-Shipment Inspection before Packaging and Shipping?

Pre-shipment inspection guards against nasty surprises which means that the goods are as per the quality standards prescribed in the product manual and are in working condition. This helps to build a strong brand image of the company in the long run. Being a part of the consumer goods industry, there are high chances that you have heard about a type of quality check called finished quality control and final random inspection. Though they appear as two different types, but in reality, it is a single quality inspection test.

What the Vendor Does during Pre-Shipment Inspection?

1. Manpower to help the Pre-Shipment Inspector:

The quality control inspector needs manpower to proceed with the inspection within the limited amount of time available.

Transport the randomly selected export cartons from the warehouse to the inspection room. Unpack the goods that the inspector arbitrarily selects from the selected export cartons. Repack the goods after the pre-shipment inspection.
The factory workers assistance ensures that the quality inspector focuses on his main job i.e. identifying defects and non-conformities.

2.Working Space for the Quality Inspector:

To select the cartons indiscriminately, they should be located in a wide area where the inspector can see all of them and easily select the cartons randomly, as requested by international standards. The room for inspection should be large enough, well-lit and clean and the factory is responsible for preparing the working environment accordingly in advance, so the inspector checking quality of the products focus on his main job without losing time.

The product packaging phase usually follows production and inspection can occur at various times before, during and after production. But in general, only pre-shipment inspection is conducted when at least 80% of the goods are finished and packed. It includes packaging checks as well.

Factory workers don’t normally pack units one by one as they come off the production line. Instead, they typically wait until production is close to finished before packing goods in bulk. Since it’s difficult to check packaging until so close to shipping, shipping delays often result when you find serious packaging issues during pre-shipment inspection.