During Production Inspection (DUPRO)

Our during-production inspection involves putting inspectors on the factory floor to ensure that your production is on track

What is a during production (DUPRO) inspection?

A DUPRO inspection is an on-site product inspection performed when 20-80% of your production is completed and packed for shipping.

A DUPRO inspection will identify whether or not your factory is following your original specifications correctly and if your production is still on schedule.

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Why perform a DUPRO inspection?

  • Mitigate costly mistakes by highlighting issues before a production run is completed

  • Provide time to establish workarounds to fix defective products

  • Make adjustments to the manufacturing process to prevent continued issues

  • Identify delays in final product delivery

  • Check that your specifications are being followed

  • Minimize expensive corrections

What checks are carried out?

Firstly, a QIMA inspector will randomly select a sample of products from already completed batches of your production to inspect using the ANSI/ASQ Standard Z.1.4-2008 sampling standard.

The checks that are then carried out are tailored to match client requirements and the product in question. QIMA has an extensive range of off-the-shelf inspection checklists available that are designed for particular products. Clients can use these off-the-shelf checklists. Otherwise, where they require specific alternative checks to be carried out, they can add to one of these lists or create their own unique checklist.

DUPRO Inspection

QIMA conducts a comprehensive DUPRO inspection that involves a series of meticulous checks, typically including the following:

Production organization and status checks:

  • Quantities of semi-finished, finished and packed products

  • Estimated production capacity

  • Predicted order completion date

Product specifications checks:

  • Quantities

  • Product colors

  • Product style and construction

  • Artwork including spelling, fonts, dimensions, positioning and general design

  • Labels including main labels, care labels, size labels and product tags

  • Product dimensions check

  • Other product-specific checks and tests to verify quality and workmanship

Packing and packaging checks:

  • Unit packing

  • Inner packing

  • Outer packing

  • Export carton dimensions and weights

  • Shipping marks on cartons

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What happens after a DUPRO is completed?

Clients receive a detailed inspection report, delivered on the same day as the inspection and accessible via their online QIMA account. The report outlines the findings of the inspection, including photos of any defects found, and gives an overall pass/fail outcome.

QIMA expertise

QIMA provides independent quality control designed to protect your business interests. Our highly trained and experienced inspectors are product experts who receive regular training in their field of specialization.

QIMA inspectors can be onsite at your factory within 48 hours of booking, and reports are provided on the same day as the inspection.

Our inspections can be carried out on all types of consumer products including, but not limited to, apparel and footwear, toys, electronics and furniture.

Take your quality management online

QIMA offers an intelligent online platform to help you seamlessly manage your quality control and global supply network.

You can easily book, cancel or reschedule inspections, make payments or download your inspection reports with a few clicks. We also provide a customizable dashboard with all of your quality control data, so you can identify trends and make informed decisions in real-time.

The QIMA benefits

Independent quality control performed by product experts to protect your business interests.

Global coverage in over 100 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America.

Speed and flexibility with an inspector onsite within 48 hours; modify or cancel up to the day before inspection.

Same-day inspection reports tailored for your product.

Online program management book inspections, make payments and download detailed reports.

Custom quality dashboard to identify trends and make informed decisions in real-time.