What is an Initial Production Inspection?
An Initial Production Inspection (IPI) is conducted at the very beginning of production, ideally after the vendor verification process (factory and/or social audit) has been completed.
The objective of an Initial Production Inspection, or Pre Production Inspection (PPI), is to identify defective materials or components prior to the production process, thereby minimizing the risk of non-conformities and allowing for timely corrections where necessary. It can also identify if your vendor has correctly understood your order, avoiding miscommunication and ensuring that any deviations from the customer’s specifications are addressed early.
Ensure your requirements are met
Inspect the quality of your components
Preview the production process
Detect and fix problems early