Quality management is the act of overseeing all activities and tasks to achieve a desired level of quality and includes DUPRO.
Quality management ensures that an organisation, product or service is consistent, which includes four main components – quality planning, quality assurance, quality control and quality improvement.
Quality management focuses on product and service quality but also on the ways to achieve it including inspections. There are many different types of inspections including DUPROs.
What is DUPRO?
A during production inspection (DUPRO) identifies product issues early in the manufacturing process and this inspection is conducted on-site when around 20% of the production has been completed. This covers items such as the following:
- Packaging and labelling
- Visual inspection
- Physical requirements and dimensions
- Functional testing
- Special tests specific to your product
- Barcode verification
- Drop testing
- Other necessary tests
What is During Production Inspection?
A during production check (DUPRO) takes places on-site when 20-80% of your production is completed and packed for shipping. This inspection process will randomly select units from the completed order and informs you whether or not your factory is continuing to follow your original specifications and if your production is still on schedule. A DUPRO helps to ensure your production stays on the right track.
What’s a During Production Inspection For?
The goods on the production line are checked by a quality control inspector to ensure only the finished goods are packed. This helps to check the quality of the goods that already came out of the production line and have already passed the factory quality control. Therefore, it is vital for companies to complete a DUPRO inspection test to ensure they are running smoothly, with no issues and therefore, only top-quality products are sent out to customers.
How Do You Perform a Quality Check?
Quality control is a key process to ensure your business runs well and a quality control programme ensures your business delivers consistently good products, services and customer experiences. Developing a quality control process allows your business to operate to full scale and as word spreads, you’ll gain a good reputation which will keep customers coming back time and time again.
These checks include:
- Setting your quality standards
- Deciding which quality standards to focus on
- Creating operational processes to deliver quality
- Reviewing your results
- Getting feedback
- Making improvements
What’s Included in a DUPRO checklist?
At each stage of the production process, inspectors will produce a full and detailed inspection report, together with supporting pictures to provide you with the comprehensive information and data you need. The DUPRO checklist includes:
- Production status
- Production line evaluation and timeline verification
- Random sampling of semi-finished and finished product
- Package and packaging material
- Overall assessment and recommendations
Why DUPRO Makes Sense
DUPRO inspections are important because inspecting products during the manufacturing process can identify any problems quickly and correct them before they move further down the production line. If you wait until the product is packed and ready to go, it will be too late to fix issues which will cost you more and waste time. This is why it makes sense to invest in a DUPRO service as part of your quality management. Contact us today for more about our DUPRO service and inspections.
With over 25 years of experience in quality assurance; HQTS is ready to help your business build a robust quality assurance process. Our many service locations are prepared to be your one-stop-shop for your inspection needs, Including, factory audits, production monitoring, pre-shipment and sorting inspections and everything in between. Contact us today to find out how we can help you navigate current quality control challenges.