Monday, February 13, 2017

Final Inspection Process in Apparel Industry

Final inspection:
Final quality inspections are the last activity which performed before shipment. After complete the pre-final or lot pass inspection, this kind of inspection process commonly coordinated by final inspector before the shipment, it’s called final inspection. It is also known as pre-shipment inspection.

After packing and cartooning is over, all the items comprising a consignment ready for shipment is also called a lot or population on which statistical method can be successfully used. Any sample randomly taken from such a lot can represent the whole lot.
Final inspection in garments industry
Fig: Final inspection in garments industry
Pre-shipment or final inspection is generally organized by buyer’s representative. This inspection process mainly held on the apparel factory. If reject rate is higher than a pre-set value the whole lot is rejected or returned for recheck.

To get high quality and defect less garment, to get right measurement, perfect finishing, and the accuracy of final inspection, apparel manufacturer have to maintain a sequence of different steps is as follows. It is also used as a sequence of final inspection of garments shipment lot.

Activities to be performed during final inspection are as follows:
1
 
Verifying Packing list comparing with P.O. sheet
2
 
Determining of lot size
3
 
Selecting of inspection severity level & sampling plan
4
 
Preparation of Inspection
5
 
Checking of carton
6
 
Selection of carton
7
 
Checking of Packing  & packaging
8
 
Selection of sample randomly (sample packing)
9
 
Checking of garments Sample
10
 
Checking of measurement (Dimension)
11
 
Record and list all of the major or minor defects/defectives/non conformances
12
 
Tabulation and evaluation of results from this record
13
 
Drawing of defective sample for reference
14
 
Filling up of Carton (If samples are ok)
15
 
Putting of Sticker & signature on carton
16
Preparation of Report
17   
Conformation for the shipment