Final inspection is the last steps of garment inspection system which performed before shipment. After complete the pre-final or lot pass inspection, this kind of inspection process commonly coordinated by final inspector before the shipment, it’s called final inspection. It is also known as pre-shipment inspection.
After the washing and finishing procedures are completed and the garments are dried, they are sent to the final trimming and pressing department. These operations include pressing, trimming, inspection, measurement control, labelling, ticketing and packaging. The inspection process includes checking the shading between the panels, the evenness of fabric color, defects and measurements.
After packing and cartooning is over, all the items comprising a consignment ready for shipment is also called a lot or population on which statistical method can be successfully used. Any sample randomly taken from such a lot can represent the whole lot.
Pre-shipment or final inspection is generally organized by buyer’s representative. This inspection process mainly held on the apparel factory. If reject rate is higher than a pre-set value the whole lot is rejected or returned for recheck.
To get high quality and defect less garment, to get right measurement, perfect finishing, and the accuracy of final inspection, apparel manufacturer have to maintain a sequence of different steps is as follows. It is also used as a sequence of final inspections of garment shipment lot.
Activities to be performed during final inspections are as follows:
|Verifying Packing list comparing with P.O. sheet
|Determining of lot size
|Selecting of inspection severity level and sampling plan
|Preparation of Inspection
|Checking of carton
|Selection of carton
|Checking of Packing and packaging
|Selection of sample randomly (sample packing)
|Checking of garments Sample
|Checking of measurement (Dimension)
|Record and list all of the major or minor defects/defectives/non conformances
|Tabulation and evaluation of results from this record
|Drawing of defective sample for reference
|Filling up of Carton (If samples are ok)
|Putting of Sticker and signature on carton
|Preparation of Report
|Conformation for the shipment
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