Turkey has emerged as a major exporter of products throughout Europe and is well-known as a supplier for the apparel industry. Many top European fashion brands manufacture in the country due to its easy access to raw materials, good infrastructure, and low labor costs. Additionally, Turkey exports many parts and products for the automotive, electronics, metals, and other industries.
When working with manufacturers in Turkey, it is essential to develop a robust system of quality control. For many companies, this includes conducting third-party product inspections at a pre-determined frequency. And at Insight Quality Services, we can assist you to conduct these inspections if you do not have the in-country manpower to do so.
If you’re planning to conduct inspections, we work with you to develop an inspection checklist that covers areas such as packaging, visual inspection, functional testing, physical requirements, barcode verification, and special testing. You can conduct inspections either before, during, or after production.
Types of Product Inspection Services in Turkey
We will send our QC professionals to your Turkish factory to conduct product inspections at various stages of production.
- Pre-Shipment Inspection (Most Popular)
Conducted once the factory has finished production and packaged at least 80% of your goods. This inspection verifies that the lot meets your quality standards before it ships overseas.
- During Production Inspection
Conducted once the factory has produced at least 20% of your order. This helps to ensure a smooth production schedule by catching any quality issues early.
- Pre-Production Inspection
Conducted once the factory has received raw materials and is about to begin production. These inspections can help verify that raw materials match specifications or the factory is ready for production.
We also offer the following inspection services:
- Loading Supervision
Conducted to supervise the loading process.
- Sort Inspections
Conducted to sort defective products from acceptable ones.
Factory Audits in Turkey
Turkey has a wide range of manufacturers, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. When qualifying a new supplier in the country, it is essential to do your due diligence. Conducting a factory audit allows you to assess a new partner and gain a clear picture of their ability to meet your needs.
As an importer working with Turkish manufacturing partners, it is also essential to focus on supplier quality management. A factory audit is a tool that allows you to get a high-level view of their current situation so you can spot any current weaknesses that could lead to problems down the road.
We work collaboratively with you to develop an audit checklist that covers areas such as their facilities, quality control system, incoming materials handling, packaging, communication, and more. All of our audits are tailored to your needs so you can ensure the most effective audit possible.
Types of Factory Audits in Turkey
You can hire us to conduct several types of audits, depending on your needs as a company.
- Capability Audit
Used to determine whether the supplier has the capabilities to make your product and the capacity to deliver your orders on time.
- Quality Audit
Assesses the manufacturer’s quality management system and QC department in accordance with ISO9001 standards.
- Social Compliance Audit
Helps ensure an ethical supply chain by verifying that working conditions comply with all labor laws.
- Security Audit
Assesses a supplier’s security practices to ensure compliance with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) C-TPAT program.
- Environmental Audit
Helps ensure an environmentally friendly supply chain by assessing the manufacturer’s environmental management practices.
Insight Quality is a US-owned quality control and assurance company from the Dallas, Texas area. Consider Insight Quality to address your overseas operations if you are:
- Experiencing quality issues from your existing factory
- Having failed audits affecting your factory shippable status
- Needing to quickly implement corrective action plans
- Without suitable backup suppliers if there are outages or overwhelming order volumes
Reach out and we will be happy to discuss your quality control needs.
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