Our workflow, showing the inspections and audits done at each stage of the purchasing process for buyers and traders:

First Article Factory Inspection for Buyers and Traders with INSPECCO Supplier Selection Audits Extensive Quality Audit Simple Quality Audit Social Audit Environmental Audit Pre-Production Inspection Pre-Production Inspection Production Inspections Production Monitoring First Article Inspection During Production Inspection Defect Inspection Shipment Preparation Inspections Packing Inspection Pre-Shipment Inspection Defect Inspection Loading Inspection Letter of Credit Inspection Product Arrival Inspections Unloading Inspection Letter of Credit Inspection Installation and Assembly Inspection

What is the First Article Inspection & why might you need one?
The First Article Inspection is typically performed right after the manufacturer starts producing your first mass production samples.

A First Article Inspection will help you resolve any production problems that might exist at the beginning stage of manufacturing. This inspection is especially important if a Pre-Production Inspection was not performed.

What do we check during a First Article Inspection?

  • Understanding of your demands by the factory
  • Status and quantity of the raw materials and components used in the production
  • First production samples according to your approved samples or specifications
  • Production schedule and production processes control
  • Quality control

Where are inspections performed?
We perform First Article Inspections at supplier factories throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Asian Pacific.

How can you apply or learn more?
To request more information about this audit, obtain a free quotation, or apply for an audit, please click contact us via the contact form below.