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The Benefits of End-to-End Retail Inspection Services

Posted by TUV Rheinland on May 11, 2018 7:33:37 PM
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In today's retail industry, success means the ability to offer the right products at the right time at a competitive price. To meet market demand, manufacturers select their materials and suppliers from all over the world. But how can manufacturers ensure the quality of these materials to avoid supply chain disruptions down the line? How can you guarantee the punctuality and integrity of shipments? Our quality control inspection service can help you to do both and optimise all of your production and logistics procedures.

TÜV Rheinland is certified to assist retailers, brands and buyers conduct 3rd party inspections of their consumer products and goods directly at the manufacturing source. Retailers can benefit from our global presence and extensive knowledge within the retail industries, ensuring their products meet all of the necessary quality and safety standards. TÜV Rheinland can assist through all stages of the manufacturing process including:


Factory Evaluation (FEV) Pre-production

FEV audits are carried out at the pre-production stage to determine whether the manufacturer can fulfil all technical, organisational, social and security requirements. We provide you with complete and reliable information to ensure safety, quality and compliance of factory equipment to the latest standards and regulations.


Initial Production Check (IPC)

Carried out at the beginning of production, IPC inspections check that all components, raw materials, storage procedures and first-production runs are compliant with requirements to avoid time-consuming and potentially costly delays.


During Production (DUPRO) Check

After a minimum quantity has been manufactured, DUPRO inspections are designed to ensure that products meet agreed specifications based on Acceptable Quality Levels. On-site advice may be given to the manufacturer during the inspection to maintain quality levels.


Final Random Inspection

This post-production inspection ensures that 100% of the ordered quantity has been produced and that at least 80% of the shipment to be inspected is ready and packed. In accordance with established sampling procedures, samples are taken at random and checked for compliance with the agreed specifications.


Loading Supervision

Finally, we ensure that the final products that passed inspection are the same product being shipped out to consumers. This assures that the product manufacturing process stays the same, ensuring a consistent product.

TÜV Rheinland's team of experts has the technical know-how to help you to control product quality at every stage of the production process, from pre-production to production and post-production. We help you to identify and eliminate any faults at the production stage, reduce post-sales costs and minimise the likelihood of product recalls, thus protecting your brand reputation. Our goal is to provide the right services for both buyers and manufacturers to help ensure product safety.

Demonstrate your commitment to delivering safe, quality products and prove your due-diligence to your customers by receiving a Quality Control Inspection from TÜV Rheinland!

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