by Asia Quality Focus team
Product testing or product inspections? Our blog always extols the virtues of product inspections to check products before they ship to their destination market. As we had mentioned in previous articles, inspections focus mostly on the cosmetics, functionality, specifications, measurements of the product.
Some importers may ask whether inspectors can do a whole laundry list of product testing within one day at the factory. The answer is – it depends. Inspectors can do some simple product tests at the factory, assuming the supplier has the right tools to do the tests.
While the above tests are achievable at many factories, more complex testing generally needs to go to outside laboratories. Why? First, while inspectors are highly skilled at catching defects and doing simple testing, complex lab testing is an entirely different skillset. Next, and most importantly, because most suppliers are lacking the expensive and technical machinery to perform these tests.
So, what are the kinds of tests that many importers may conduct at laboratories? Some examples include:
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