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Consumer Goods Inspection Services

Third-party inspections of consumer goods are a key checkpoint in a global quality assurance program to help ensure products meet specifications prior to release and shipment.

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Overview

Our team of trained inspectors across all categories of consumer goods is located in all major sourcing locations in support of our client programs. We maintain robust global training, quality and integrity systems across our global inspections team.

We design and customize global inspection programs for major global retailers, leveraging our global reach, expertise and data management systems to help minimize the risk of shipping substandard products.

Benefits

With our inspection services, you get:

Top of Production Inspections (TOP) Before full production, our inspection team will evaluate the first 200 units produced to ensure compliance with necessary criteria.

During Production Inspections (DUPRO) Our product inspections take place once a minimum of 20 percent, but no more than 40 percent, of finished goods are produced to ensure consistent quality in the manufacturing process.

Pre-Shipment Inspections (PSI)  Inspections take place at the 100 percent production mark with a minimum of 80 percent of goods packed and seated in shipping cartons for verification of your purchase specifications.

Loading Inspections  Loading inspections are conducted at the factory or port to verify count, confirm load and seal container. Production schedules should be shared in advance, so UL can work with the factory to plan loading inspections.

Quality Assurance Platform PATH ® is a single platform for all quality assurance data including inspection, testing and audit. This online management platform uses data analytics to predict product quality problems that need to be improved.

Dedicated Program Management Our global service delivery approach includes inspector qualification training and supervision of third-party contractors, integrity systems and quality control. Our program management team can provide you with global coverage and expertise across product categories to ensure efficient service delivery.

Why UL

We support major brands and retailers in customizing a global inspection program’s parameters to their unique business requirements, applying best practices and new ideas. We deliver value through specialized product category expertise, superior service and data-driven solutions. We provide training, oversight, governance and data analysis of supplier self-inspection programs and work to investigate and address the root cause of noncompliance through our engineering and training services.

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