- 17 December, 2020
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Furniture Inspection Necessity and Critical Stages
Today, rapidly changing fashion trends are constantly appearing as new furniture designs and modern designs in the furniture industry in order to meet consumer needs and demands. This rapid change in furniture poses significant quality, safety and durability issues for manufacturers.
Hence, it is of great importance to prevent potential problems by monitoring the quality in the furniture industry, starting from the raw material procurement stage, throughout the supply chain and during the manufacturing stage until to the packaging and loading.
Why Furniture Inspection is necessary?
Furniture inspection is extremely important before the furniture reaches the consumer, as it can help troubleshooting problems at an early stage as well as cost and time saving.
Inspection helps to gain advantages in many areas with the services it provides to its customers with its experienced inspectors; A few of them can be listed as follows:
- Saving cost and time by finding any problem in the dimensions / features of the furniture
- Avoid any regulatory violations by providing high quality furniture that meets legal requirements
- Preserving the brand image achieved by wasting time and money by reducing products rejected due to flaws in the final design
- Reducing unnecessary workload of after-sales departments and customer service officers by offering almost perfect furniture and saving on product recall costs
- Prevention of damage to furniture during packing and loading
Organizing a furniture inspection from Inspection to obtain the advantages listed above is a win-win step that you will always appreciate for your company.
Furniture Quality Control Approach
Inspection’s quality control approach is multidimensional and based on internationally recognized quality testing standards. For this reason, we can test your ordered furniture from various aspects, including:
- Drop test (carton drop test)
- Assembly test
- Function test
- Endurance test
- Sharp edge control
- Wheels function control
- Weight & Measurement Control
- Load test
- Humidity Content
Apart from the tests listed above, there are also furniture tests that must be carried out in a laboratory environment; e.g.: flammability and fire resistance test. (Please reach our coordinators for further information)
Inspection follows the highest quality standards in furniture production hence a significant difference in the brand image can be obtained in a short time with the services Inspection provides to the customers.
Our inspectors take samples of products based on internationally accepted statistical random sampling techniques. In order to ensure that the contract specification is met, we verify the quantity, workmanship, function, color, size specifications and packing details, and record them with photos and videos . This report comes back to you as customer satisfaction and cost savings, while improving the manufacturing process and saving cost for the supplier.
You can contact us to discuss the details of your project and thus avoid unnecessary costs by maintaining the brand image in the eyes of your customers.
Preparation of Defect Classification List
This is often an afterthought step, but initially making this classification will help clarify the meaning of the furniture inspection report.
The most commonly used defect categories:
Critical Defect Causes dangerous or unsafe conditions for people who use, maintain, or are affiliated with the Products; or defects that hinder the function or performance of the product.
Major Defect A defect that may cause a malfunction or reduce the usability of the product for its intended use.
Minor Defect A defect that deviates from established standards that are unlikely to reduce the usability of the product for its intended use or have little to do with the product’s efficacy or operation.
With our quality control services for the furniture and bedding industry, we help you reduce risks, improve product quality and meet legal requirements and customer demands.
RCA (Root Cause Analysis) AS A PREVENTIVE MEASURE
You should have an RCA (Root Cause Analysis) strategy on exactly how to handle defective furniture products with your supplier.
Don’t have an RCA strategy? To help you, you can follow the steps outlined below:
- Problem Recognition and Identification – Understand and describe what is the manufacturing problem of your furniture.
- Identify the causes – Go through the process of determining the cause. The trick is to not spend too much time brainstorming or mind mapping. This need not be a time consuming aspect of RCA.
- Identifying solutions – Based on your identification of the cause, you need to identify the best possible solutions to fix the problem so it doesn’t happen again.
- Apply the solutions – If the quality of your furniture is compromised on the production line, you need to start implementing the solutions you can identify to prevent this from happening in the future.
The solution should be the one that optimizes and improves your operational processes. If the suggested solution fails to do this, you may need to repeat the steps above to make sure you find something to help.
An RCA doesn’t have to be a time consuming strategy. What needs to be done is to highlight the problems and make room for process optimization.
What types of furniture can be tested and test results reported?
Our inspectors can inspect all types of upholstered and unfurnished furniture such as:
Office and commercial furniture
Bedrooms – Kitchens
With our quality control services for the furniture and bedding industry, we help you reduce risks, improve product quality and meet legal requirements and customer demands. Simply contact us to discuss the details of your project and our coordinators are ready to assist you.