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The Sedex membership developed the audit methodology known as SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) to provide a centralized audit process that can be reliably shared. Developed by the Associate Auditor Group (AAG) with input from numerous stakeholders, the protocols of the audit were put into two types of audits: SMETA 2-Pillar audit and SMETA 4-Pillar audit.
In a recent inspection performed on beauty skincare packaging containers, our inspector noticed that the client’s labeling didn’t match up in a way that greatly affects the marketability of the final product. The client’s order was for plastic bottles that will later contain 1 fl oz / 30ml of a skincare product, to be filled in a different country. However, the bottles were all made with printed labeling for 0.9 fl ox / 27ml. This created a huge problem for the buyer because the order was already completed with over 5,000 units, thus forcing every unit to be reworked before leaving the factory.
Having correct, readable barcodes on packaging is crucial to guarantee the efficiency of inventory management, tracking & tracing and product handling throughout the supply chain. Therefore, ensuring that all approved packages have correct, readable barcodes, which includes verification of the barcode’s grading and quality, is an essential part of the general checking criteria of on-site product inspections.
Garment manufacturing in Asia is one of the largest manufacturing sectors of the world. The most successful garment companies have a great production schedule, to get their products out on time to meet the needs of those consumers. So, what are they doing differently to ensure their production schedule runs so smoothly and with high-quality standards? They’re utilizing inspection services long before their product order’s completion dates.
If you are an Amazon FBA seller, you know that quality products are essential for success. That is where Amazon FBA inspections come in. Sleep well knowing that your products meet necessary quality standards and regulations while reducing the risk of costly product recalls and improving customer satisfaction to protect your reputation. In this article, we will discuss the common tests conducted during Amazon FBA inspections and introduce V-Trust Inspection Service, a global leader in product inspection and quality control services.