Pre-Production Inspection (PPI)

What is a Pre-Production Inspection?

A Pre-Production Inspection (PPI) is generally conducted once raw materials are received and the factory is ready to begin production. A PPI can cover a number of different areas. Some common agendas are:

  • Verifying that raw materials match the quality specified in the contract
  • Checking a prototype product or golden sample
  • Ensuring the factory is ready for mass production

Your inspector will go to the factory and check raw materials, prototypes, and/or semi-finished products. They will take photos and issue a report for you to review.

Why Should You Conduct a Pre-Production Inspection?

A Pre-Production Inspection can help you, the importer, to verify whether or not raw material quality is in conformity with the contract. It will also help you verify whether production will proceed on schedule. You should consider a PPI if:

  • You are working with a new supplier
  • You have a large contract and critical delivery dates
  • You are concerned that your supplier may be cutting corners by substituting in cheaper materials

A PPI can also help you verify whether the supplier is on track to follow your agreed-upon production schedule and follow critical manufacturing requirements. It helps eliminate communication gaps between the importer and exporter.

Why Partner With Insight Quality Services?

Insight Quality is a US-owned quality assurance and sourcing company from the Dallas, Texas area. That means that you have an English-speaking point of contact whenever something goes wrong.

Our founder, Andy Church, founded Insight Quality after having worked for over a decade in China for a number of quality assurance companies in operations, sales, and management.

Our people have the real-world business acumen to understand your needs, goals, and operations. At the root of our services and value is our fantastic team.

Products, systems, and processes are vital, but people are always number one. We support our team and put them first so that they can put you first!

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    Where We Operate

    Products, systems, and processes are vital, but people are always number one. We support our team and put them first so that they can put you first!

    While we are a US-based company, we are able to perform these services in various parts of North America, Europe, and Asia.

    Our coverage area includes, but is not limited to:

    • China
    • India
    • Bangladesh
    • Pakistan
    • Vietnam
    • And other countries.

    View our coverage area page for more details.