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Pre-shipment inspection, (AKA preshipment inspection) or PSI, is a part of supply chain management and an important quality control method for checking the quality of goods clients buy from suppliers.
PSI ensures that production complies with specifications of the buyer and/or the terms of a purchase order or letter of credit. A Final Random Inspection (FRI), checks finished products when at least 80% of an order has been produced and export-packed. Samples are selected at random, according to standards and procedures. There are also below types of preshipment quality checks:
These QA quality inspections will generally inspect the shipment according to the below protocols:
|A. Quantity inspection
|B. Shipping marks & packing
|C. Labels, logos and colors
|D. Styles & measurements
|E. Onsite safety and function tests
|F. Special requirements
|G. AQL workmanship
As an example, please check out an inspection checklist for logos in quality preshipment inspection
|Did you get a physical reference of the logo on product?
|Did you get a physical reference of the logo on packing?
|Logo General quality and design
|Logo Font type
|Logo Alignment and Parallelism
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