The Difference Between Quality Control And Inspection

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Quality Control and quality inspection are essential aspects of the quality control system. Though the two may seem like the same things, there are significant differences between them.

Quality control is the process that a company has to maintain quality throughout the entire production process. Manufacturers need to create an environment that ensures that products are manufactured up to a specific standard. Quality Inspection is part of the quality control process and is the process for inspecting the manufactured products to ensure they are up to the required standard.

What Is Quality Control?

Quality control is a process used to ensure that the product quality is maintained or improved. The key is that quality control is about the entire process that a product needs to go through to ensure that the product is up to standard.

Quality control requires that the manufacturer create an environment where employees and management will strive for perfection in manufacturing products.

For example, at Mondoro, one of our core values is “Zero Complaints and Defects” We strive to ensure no complaints or defects in our production and manufacturing process.

We do several things to ensure that we have Zero Complaints And Defects; all of these things have to do with quality control.

  • Training Personnel – We spend time to ensure all our employees and also stakeholder are trained in quality and understand all our quality standards we have in place.
  • Benchmarks for Product Quality – We also set a standard and have a benchmark for what those standards need to be for all the items we produce. We do this by ensuring we have all the proper paperwork and other things in place as part of our qualiity control process.
  • Test Products – At Mondoro we do a variety of in-house testing for our products. Many of these tests include, drop tests, UL electrical standards testing, cycle tests and rust and other other metal tests. We have testing guidelines in place to ensrue that our product is up to the required standard.

One of the main aspects of quality control is that there must be well-defined quality control standards; well-defined standards are known as the quality control process.

These quality control standards are in place to help to standardize both the production and how the manufacturer will react to quality issues that may arise.

One of the aspects of quality control is to have a well-defined standard for when quality control issues arise and what employees can handle what aspect of the quality control issues—having a process in place of who can handle what standards also helps to ensure that only the people who are qualified can help to solve quality control issues.

What Is Quality Inspection?

A quality inspection is part of the quality control process in place. A quality inspection has several vital functions that include:

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Workers are helping one another to ensure that the product is handled properly
  • Measuring – An important aspect of quality inspection is to measure the products. This can be from measuring the size to counting that all the quantity is present and ready to be shipped.
  • Examining – Examining is about looking at the overall quality of the product and also all the product quality details. At Mondoro we do a 100% inspection in that we will examine all the production while in the production process; we also examine the final quality of the product.
  • Testing – Testing is to ensure that products are up to the required standard. At Mondoro we will do drop tests for packaging and also do electrical testing for all lamps. We have other standard tests we do as rust tests for metal parts, cycle tests and weight limit tests.
  • Comparison – An important part of quality inspection is to compare the products against a sample and other information. At Mondoro we have product forms and other information that help to give us quality characteristics and benchmarks; we require that we have also a production samples so that we can produce as per the confirmation sample.

At Mondoro, we have several types of inspections that we will do to ensure the quality of the products. The inspections are part of the quality inspection process:

  • DUPRO – During Process Inspection – This is the inspection that takes a place during the production of the product. It can include two kinds of inspection:
    • Preproduction Inspection – Preproduction Inspection takes places during the preproduction phase when raw materials will be examined, checked and tested.
    • In Process Inspection – In-process inspection is when we do a inspection while the goods or products are being manufactured. During this phase we will measure, examine, test and compare the products throughout the entire production process.
  • FDI – Final Detailed Inspection – The Final Detailed Inspection is also known as the FDI is the inspection that takes place when goods are packed and ready to be shipped.

Quality Control Vs. Quality Inspection

Both Quality Control and Quality Inspection are essential processes to ensure that the goods are of the required quality; they are both focused on the quality of the product.

Quality Control is about the entire quality process and the training of personnel, testing, and other aspects of quality that ensure that a product can be produced with zero defects or complaints. Quality Inspection is under Quality Control and only one aspect of the entire Quality Control process.

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The Pre-shipment Inspection Guide and Product Quality Assurance

A Pre-shipment Inspection or (PSI) is an inspection that takes place once the goods are completed and ready to be shipped. The Pre-shipment Inspection helps ensure that the manufactured products are quality, quantity, and price ordered.

You can discover more by reading The Pre-shipment Inspection Guide and Product Quality Assurance by clicking here.

DUPRO, During the Production Product Inspection Guide

The DUPRO Inspection is a product inspection conducted during the manufacturing phase of production. The DUPRO is also known during the production inspection. Its primary purpose is to find any errors during the product’s manufacturing phase. Most manufacturing errors are easier to fix during production than when goods are completed.

To find out more about the DUPRO, During the Production Product Inspection Guide, click this link.

Anita Hummel

Hi, I am Anita Hummel. I am the President of Mondoro. I am passionate about helping you CREATE, DEVELOP, and MANUFACTURE home decor and home furnishing products. I am also an avid blogger with a love of travel and riding my motorcycle around the streets of Hanoi, Vietnam.

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