Initial Production Quality Check


What is an Initial Production Check (IPC)?

Before production begins, our team initiates an identification and evaluation process with your intended Chinese supplier. This service is available either at the vendor’s office or in-factory. This is done to ensure that your supplier understands your precise manufacturing needs and there is no dispute over the details of your order.

What do we look for during an IPC?

We then proceed to analyze your order and vet the materials and components needed. This will give us better insight into the production process including production samples, outlays, production schedules,

quality control process, and mechanisms, as well as factory quality control solutions.

What is the advantage of an IPC?

Next, the Initial Production Check enables you to arrange the production test necessary to procure a golden sample. This offers a preliminary assessment of the factory quality control and production capability and also mitigates any premature impediments or otherwise unforeseen circumstances.

What kinds of goods does GIS® provide inspection services for?

GIS® provides quality inspection services for Hardlines and garment inspection services for Softlines. Hardlines or “hard goods” are essentially non garment inspection items, which include home furnishings, electronics, jewelry, and sports equipment. Softlines or “soft goods” includes apparel, accessories, and footwear, which fall under garment quality control.

Why should I retain GIS® quality control and inspection services?

Beyond quotations, samples, reactivity, or manufacturing capability, it is challenging for international buyers to implement and monitor specific quality control inspections. GIS® can help your company eliminate production issues and work with you every step of the way to ensure your order is made and shipped according to your requirements in terms of materials, process, and, schedule. Our IPC service allows you to focus on what’s important for your business while we manage the factory production process for quality products from China.


●    How can I get my suppliers to cooperate and deliver while maintaining a reputable business?

●    Is the supplier actually adhering to the requirements of my order (material, color, size, etc.)?

●    Have the production requirements been prepared prior to mass production?

●    How do I prevent any hiccups in the production process (e.g. production delays and cost overruns)?


Examples of products that we inspect:

Examples of products that we inspect

Where do we inspect?

Where do we inspect

We carry out inspections / audits in most cities of China:

Quality control in Shenzhen, Dongguan, Guangzhou (Canton), Foshan, Zhongshan, Zhuhai, Ningbo, Shanghai, Qingdao, Tianjin, Shenzen, Wenzhou.

Available configurations:

available inspection configurations


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  • " Just the mention of GuangdongInspection got me instant results. When I told my factory representative in China that I was sending in a team from GuangdongInspection, the agent hesitated and then reluctantly admitted that there was no factory, despite pictures of a busy factory on their website. Lesson learned, I never start production without sending GuangdongInspection in first. ", Brest, France