The Pre-Production Inspection (PPI) is a quality control inspection conducted before the production process begins to assess the quantity and quality of the raw materials and components and whether they conform with product specifications. A PPI can also assist you in determining whether the supplier is on track to adhere to crucial manufacturing criteria and your agreed-upon production schedule. It aids in bridging the exporter- importer communication gap.
Cotlinks checklists the following quality questions for pre-production inspection:
1. Are all materials ready to start production soon?
2. What is the condition of the materials?
3. Are factory facilities and machinery ready?
4. Are my product specifications understood well by the supplier?