Nateen’s Commitment to Quality Control
At Nateen we take quality as an important matter, by making sure we follow adequate inspections throughout the production of our products from begin to end. Here, are the three main stages where we focus.
A pre-production inspection tells us 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 SAP with lower absorbency power). The pre-production inspection can also focus on the processes followed as production starts.
A during production inspection (often called “DUPRO” in the industry) allows us 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.
It usually takes place once some finished products have come out of the lines. If quality issues are found, what is already produced might be re-workable, and corrective actions can be taken for the rest of the job. It gives us the time to plan ahead, and even to avoid delays (repairs and re-inspections take much more time when problems are noticed after all production is finished).
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.