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Quality Control / Pre-shipment inspection

Quality control on exports/ Pre Shipment Inspection services:

An important aspect about the goods to be exported is compulsory quality control and pre-shipment inspection. Quality control and pre-shipment inspection are prerequisite for exporting goods. Under the Export (Quality Control and Inspection) Act, International, about 1,000 commodities under the major group of: Food and Agriculture, Fishery, Minerals, Organic Chemicals, Rubber Products, Refractories, Ceramic Products, Pesticides, Light Engineering Steel Product, Jute Products, Coir and Coir Products, Footwear and Footwear Products/Components are subject to compulsory Quality control/ pre-shipment inspection. Email: aimcontrol@hotmail.com, inspection@aimcontrolgroup.com

Sometimes overseas buyers lay their own standards/specifications which may or may not be in consonance with the international standards. They may also upon Quality control/ inspection by their own nominated agencies of AIM Control Inspection Group. These issues should be sorted out before confirmation of order.

Specific provisions have also been made for compulsory Quality control/ inspection of textile goods. Products having PSI Certification mark or Agmark are not required to be inspected by AIM Control Inspection Group. These products do not fall within the purview of the export Quality control/inspection of AIM Control Inspection Group network. The Customs Authorities allow shipment of such goods with Quality control/ inspection certificate provided by AIM Control Inspection Group.

Consignment to consignment Quality control/inspection-under this scheme the application (in duplicate) for Quality control/inspection for goods has to be submitted well in advance to AIM Control Inspection Group, in the new prescribed form ‘intimation for Quality control/ inspection’, before the expected date of shipment of the consignment. Quality control/Inspection of the consignment is generally carried out either at the premises of the exporter, provided adequate facilities exist therein for Quality control/inspection, or at the port of shipment.

After satisfying itself that the consignment of exportable goods meets the requirements stipulated in the export contract/order, the Quality control/inspection of AIM Control Inspection Group issues, generally within some days of receipt of intimation for Quality control/ inspection, the necessary certificate of inspection to the exporter in the prescribed proforma in five copies.

The certificate is issued in the standardised form which is aligned pre-shipment export document. (Three copies for exporter, original copy for customs use, the second copy for the use of the foreign buyers and the third copy for the exporter's use, fourth copy for Data Bank, Export Quality control/Inspection Council, and the fifth copy is retained with the AIM Control Inspection Group).

EXPORT (QUALITY CONTROL & INSPECTION) ACT, INTERNATIONAL:

The Export Quality control/Inspection Council is responsible for the operation of this Act. Under the Act, a large number of exportable commodities have been notified for compulsory Quality control/ pre-shipment inspection. The quality control and inspection of various export products is administered through AIM Control Inspection Group network of more than fifty offices located around major production centres and ports of shipment. In addition, AIM Control Inspection Group may be recognized as agencies for inspection and /or quality control.

Documents required for quality control

There are certain forms and documents that are necessary for quality control and pre-shipment inspection. The following documents need to be submitted along with the application:

(i)             Particulars of the consignment intended to be exported

(ii)            Copy of commercial invoice

(iii)           Copy of Letter of Credit

(iv)           Details of packing specifications

(v)            Copy of the export order/contract, indicating inter alia the buyer’s requirement that goods are strictly according to the prescribed specifications or as per samples

AIM Control’s Good Manufacturing

AIM Control Inspection Group Vietnam has performed supplier audits of pharmaceutical suppliers for quality conformances and compliance to FDA standards and required GMP practices. We worked with some of the best medical devices manufacturers to validate compliance to specifications and usage safety consistencies.

GMP is also Best Manufacturing Practices. BMP driven customers have employed AIM Control Inspection Group Vietnam to initiate supplier risk management programs.

AIM Control Inspection Group Vietnam customer driven GMP and BMP supplier programs include:

·         review and validate good production documentation practices

·         investigating, documenting and correcting deviations from normal

·         manufacturing and customer business compatibility

·         visiting key suppliers to validate resources for production boost

AIM Control’s Production Control

Many quality problems begin at the production sources. Random final Quality control/ inspections do not minimize the problems and delays in delivery for our customers. AIM Control Inspection Group Vietnam provides you a Supplier Production Surveillance format to collaborate with your Supplier’s manufacturing processes.

Aside from process auditing, our SQE can,

·         maintain technical surveillance of work-in-progress.

·         identify defective parts and assemblies and sources of supply

·         monitor the interchangeability and substitution of components

·         correlate the interrelated modifications of assemblies and parts

·         evaluate the tolerances checks and production cycles.

AIM Control’s In-Process Quality Inspection

·         In-Process Quality Inspection by an AIM CONTROL Quality Representative is the selective inspection of the product/components/subassembly at different stages of the production line. This is carried out when the product is in current production. In-Process Quality Inspection is customer mandated and focuses on specific objectives:

       Find the root causes of production defects detected during final Quality control/inspection. In-Process Quality Inspection can be used by the customer with the objective of reducing on-going 100% Quality control/inspection of all production lots. It can be used with other AIM Control Supplier Quality Control Services to bring the supplier into a state of Supplier Quality Self Control.

·         1. Verify the execution of Corrective Action Report (CAR) by the Supplier Production Team.

      2. Inspect and detect poor quality linkages at different production stations.

      3. Product and component quality inspection before assembly.

      4. Identify supplier production weaknesses in the production system that leads to defects.

AIM Control’s Quality control/ Pre-delivery or Pre-Shipment Goods Inspection

·         When was the last time you bought a shipment of garbage?

·         AIM Control Inspection Group provides customers with pre-shipment inspection services that will eliminate unexpected supplier product and quality surprises.

Quality control/ Pre-shipment inspection: is a way of making sure you get what you expect from the supplier. pre-shipment inspection means getting an inspector to do a check on what is being loaded into the container, what is in the boxes, and that it works. if you are a trading operation that buys a variety of consumer or simple products and consolidates your shipment, a quick 1-2 days pre-shipment inspection on your goods to verify the supplier’s obligations to you is probably what you need to prevent your losses

The PSI or FRI (Final Random Inspection) should take place when  at  least 80% of the production is reached and packed into export cartons.

This Quality control/inspection covers: product appearance (AQL), workmanship quality, size measurements, weight check, functionality assortment, accessories, labeling & logos, packaging, packing and other tests and special requirements, depending on the product and the export market.

AIM Control’s Loading supervision:

This is the finished step to control quality and quantity of shipment before exporting.

·          Ship, Transportation, Container’s condition survey

·         Tallying of quantity

·         Sealing of contianer’s doors

Our team of inspectors chooses a specific quantity of completed products - quantity according to - and inspects them according to your specifications, requirements and according to our protocols and expertise.

After completion of the inspection, a fully detailed Quality control/inspection report with pictures and comments is sent to you. Then you are able to Accept or Reject your shipment online.

In case of a failed inspection you should consider using our and ask for a Re-inspection. For some tricky shipments you might also consider a full carton/ products Quality control/Inspection. We also help you to find solutions with your supplier.

Quality Control and Pre-shipment inspection services

This Quality control/inspection covers: product appearance (AQL), workmanship quality, size measurements, weight check, functionality assortment, accessories, labeling & logos, packaging, packing and other tests and special requirements, depending on the product and the export market.
Our team of inspectors chooses a specific quantity of completed products - quantity according to - and inspects them according to your specifications, requirements and according to our protocols and expertise.
After completion of the Quality control/inspection, a fully detailed inspection report with pictures and comments is sent to you. Then you are able to Accept or Reject your shipment online.
In case of a failed inspection you should consider using our and ask for a Re-inspection. For some tricky shipments you might also consider a full carton/ products Inspection. We also help you to find solutions with your supplier.
YOUR REQUESTS:
How to make sure I will get what I paid for?
What type of defect is my production suffering from?
What is the % of defective products in my shipment?
Are my products functioning correctly?
Are my shipping marks, packing and labeling correct?
When? The Quality control/ Pre Shipment Inspection (PSI), also called Final Random Inspection (FRI) will take place when at least 80% of the products are ready and packed into export cartons. You can of course specify when booking online that you want 100% of the products to be ready for this Quality control/inspection.
Where? The final random Quality control/inspection or pre shipment inspection will take place at the factory; anywhere in Vietnam & International Local. In some case it could take place at the forwarder's premises or at the pier.
What? The Quality control/Pre-Shipment Inspection (PSI) covers all possible on site checks of your products:
Ø       Product appearance (AQL) inspection
Ø       Workmanship Quality control/inspection.
Ø       Safety and function Quality control/inspection.
Ø       Quantity inspection.
Ø       Assortment Quality control/inspection.
Ø       Colors Quality control/inspection.
Ø       Size & measurements Quality control/inspection.
Ø       Weight Quality control/inspection.
Ø       Functionality Quality control/inspection.
Ø       Accessories Quality control/inspection.
Ø       Labeling & logos Quality control/inspection.
Ø       Packaging & packing (including the shipping marks) inspection.
Ø       Loading & Stuffing, Sealing supervision
+ Any other special requirements you may have...
AIM Control’s team of experienced Chinese, Russian, Korean, Indian, Vietnamese or Western inspectors chooses a specific quantity of completed products - quantity according to AQL tables - and inspects them according to your specifications, requirements and according to our protocols and expertise. After completion of the inspection, a fully detailed inspection report with pictures and comments is sent to you. Then you are able to Accept or Reject your shipment online.
Why? Because it is simply essential to check your products before the shipment! And this even if you work with a trading company or with an agent... Your vendor, wether he is a factory, a trading company or an agent will have no interest to inform you of any potential or real quality issue...
Trust is good... But control is much better!
Benefit & Advantages of this quality inspection:
Performing a Quality control/Pre-Shipment Inspection will allow you to:
Ø       Use AIM Control’s Quality control/inspection report as a bargaining tool with your vendor!
Ø       Know the percentage of defects affecting your products.
Ø       Know the seriousness of the quality issues.
Ø       Refuse defective shipments.
Ø       Prevent to shortages of quantity & quality goods
Ø       Bargain with your vendor in case of quality issue(s).
Ø       Avoid unexpected costs & delays.
Ø       Keep pressure on your vendor shoulders.
Ø       Show your client(s) you care.
Ø       Save time and secure your business!
RATES
Options available for the Quality control/ Pre Shipment Inspection (PSI):
Night overtime arte: Negotiation, please kindly email to aimcontrol@hotmail.com, ceo@aimcontrolgroup.com
The inspector will stay at the factory after 7PM till late in order to supervise a shipment or to implement the necessary corrective actions.
You might need different Quality control/inspection reports to be established within the same man-day, especially if your order has multiple references.
Collection of samples: Free of charge.
Our inspectors can pick up your samples and send it to you. It could be mass production samples, defective samples etc.
Defect sorting option: Free of charge.

Also see our Quality Control/ Pre-shipment inspection and Loading Supervision services
All defective items inspected will be sorted out and we will ask the factory to either rework or replace these products.

This is evidence of AIM Control's Quality Control/ Pre-shipment Inspection (PSI) and Lasing Supervision (LS) conducted on rolled steel at Nhon Trach, Dong Nai Province, Vietnam.

 

This is evidence of AIM Control's Steel Coils Quality control/ Pre-shipment Inspection conducted at Wuhu, Anhui, China

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