TCR Arabia can provide third party inspection services in KSA, Kuwait and India. TCR Arabia undertakes Independent, third party inspection and quality assurance services, including Factory Audits, OEM Development, Raw Material Inspection, Initial Production Check, In-Production Check, Random Inspection and Loading Supervision directly on-site at a given vendor / supplier location in India. TCR's independent, third-party quality assurance services results in improved product quality, with a reduction in customer complaints, noncompliance and product recalls.
TCR Arabias Factory Audit service verifies the capability of a manufacturer to meet contract conditions for quality, quantity and delivery terms. Such assessments are often tailor-made as per a client's needs and requirements. By availing of this service, TCR eliminates the need for a client to be present on-site at the manufacturer's plant or factory.
Quality control is a key success factor for companies dealing with International or non-standard suppliers. A stringent quality assurance program helps businesses to:
Reduce risks associated with poor quality, loading, storage, transportation and non-compliance with regulatory requirements
Get informed in advance about production problems and shipping delays
Ensure that contractual obligations are met: specifications, packaging, marking and delivery
Identify problems before products are shipped or distributed
Establish and maintain a high-performance vendor base and lower costs
Typically TCRs inspectors undertake:
Review of suppliers internal records, test certificates for identified stages in the approved Quality Plan or material procurement for verifying conformance of requirements of the equipment's / systems as per Purchase Orders, agreed Technical Specifications / approved drawings / data sheets, approved Quality Plan and other documents available with the contractor.
Carry out stage and final inspection at works as per above documents. Inspection could be by TCR alone or along with Customer's representatives.
Verification of calibration status of all the inspection, test and measuring instruments used by vendor/supplier for inspection.
Preparation and submission of Inspection Reports in the prescribed format along with the necessary supporting documents such as Stage Inspection Reports / Test Certificates, etc. as per approved technical documentation and approved quality plans.
Identify any deviations to our requirements and indicate along with supplier the proposed corrective actions.
The Inspection reports along with all the necessary supporting documents such as Stage Inspection reports / Test certificates, etc. are sent through courier immediately to the Client by post or email
TCR follows the most widely accepted sampling methods as defined in ISO 2859 tables (also known as AQL tables). This proven method is widely used to decide whether or not to accept or reject a production lot without checking every single item of the lot. Performed on randomly-selected sample items, once the production lot has been completed and packed, this standard is recognized by every industrial company.
Our inspection services activities include:
TCR Arabia's Factory Audit service verifies the capability of a manufacturer to meet contract conditions for quality, quantity and delivery terms. Such assessments are often tailor-made as per a client's needs and requirements. By availing of this service, we eliminate the need for a client to be present on-site at the manufacturer's plant or factory.
TCR Arabia has a team possesing a strong engineering background. This team stands ready to offer consultation based on the latest technological advances, incorporating current national and international norms and standards. TCR Arabia can help assist in creating a first production prototype, technical documentation, standards evaluation, establishing production and quality criteria, and technical transfer to the supplier.
Picking of Samples and Testing Coordination
Our inspectors can select a pre-determined number of samples from production at a factory and seal them, label & send them to our material testing laboratory for testing according to customer requirements. At the TCR Arabia and TCR Engineering Services material testing laboratory, we provide Mechanical Testing, Chemical Analysis, Positive Material Identification (PMI), Non Destructive Testing, Metallography, Corrosion Testing, Failure Analysis, Raw Material Inspection, Metallurgical Product evaluation, Engineering Research and Consulting.
Initial Production Check
The inspection team from TCR Arabia can perform a visual inspection of products as available at the beginning of the production cycle against a client's instructions and Purchase Order specifications. The "Initial Production Check" when combined with a "Final Random Inspection" and any other on-line production checks, helps in taking corrective actions at an early stage of production cycle. The inspection team will send out intermediary reports to the client and keep them informed about the production progress relative to the delivery terms.
The inspection team performs a visual inspection of products as available during production. The inspection team may subject some products for random material testing. The in-production check service helps in reducing the final random inspection failure risk.
The TCR Arabia inspection services team performs a final random inspection comprising of a detailed visual inspection of goods before shipment. It is generally conducted on the premises of the manufacturer, on samples selected according to defined sampling procedures. The inspection criteria covering quality, quantity, marking and packing are based on the client's specifications and reference samples, as provided. Upon completion of the final random inspection a detailed inspection report is sent to the client and the inspection certificate issued to the supplier if all findings are positive.
Random Inspection can be chosen as an independant service or for a tighter check on the production, the Random Inspection service can be performed in conjunction with the "Initial Production Check" and "In-Production Checks." Upon completion of this inspection we will issue a TCR Arabia Inspection Certificate certifying the product quality.
To further manage the product delivery, the TCR Arabia inspection team offers Loading Supervision which involves, "as appropriate," the checking of the container condition, identification of the loaded packing units with the previously inspected consignment, tallying of the total number of shipping packing units and sealing of the container. Loading Supervision service is offered in combination with the Final Random Inspection.