Consistently high product quality. Perhaps the most challenging aspect of offshore manufacturing. GTA employs a comprehensive strategy designed to have multiple checkpoints, beginning with factory selection and running right through our client’s rights for redress if a quality problem should occur.
Assurance of Post-Shipment Remedies
GTA negotiates payment terms and legal protections that give its clients maximum leverage should a quality problem arise after an order is shipped or received. GTA has a reputation for demanding high quality, and offshore factories know that GTA will protect the interests of its clients.
On-Site Quality Control Inspections
It’s important to conduct quality-control inspections as soon as possible, as this catches any problems early on and allows time for them to be corrected. With this in mind, GTA works closely with its clients to develop quality control procedures appropriate for specific products. GTA typically inspects materials used by its factories, conducts quality control inspections during actual production, and also does an additional inspection prior to shipment. GTA issues a quality control inspection certificate with each order shipped.
Rigorous Factory Selection Criteria
GTA understands that quality factories make quality products. The factories we recommend are typically ISO certified and make products for leading brands.
In-Person Factory Audit
All factories used by GTA clients have undergone an in-person audit by our GTA staff. We assess the factory’s financial strength, size, laboratory testing equipment (if applicable), internal quality control procedures, manufacturing capabilities, working conditions and, in some cases, the suppliers they use.
Corrective Action Plans
If a quality problem is identified, GTA typically requires the manufacturer to remake all defective goods and prepare a Corrective Action Plan to ensure that the quality problem is not repeated.