QUALITY ASSURANCE

 

MANUFACTURER CONTROL DURING PRODUCTION

During the production process, the manufacturers must imperatively and permanently control the following points with respect to the quality requested by us:

  • Measurements are to conform to the size specifications issued by Zinc Athletics.
  • All seams are secure and correct stitch density, bight and tensions. All seams are free of needle damage.
  • Correct balance and alignment of fronts, buttons, buttonholes, pockets, flaps and any additional style features.
  • Fabric is free from flaws, stains and loose threads, inside and out.
  • Unless otherwise agreed at the time of ordering, striped or checked panels are matched at all seams.
  • Garments are pressed correctly and free from impressions, glaze and over-pressing.
  • Shirts collars are folded over to cover the back neck seam; collar points are level and evenly spaced.
  • All prints, patches and embroideries are neat and correctly positioned.
  • “B” grade garments should have only one or two faults visible on them. If more than two faults appear then they should be classified as “C” grade.
  • “B” grade garments should be identified with a red “B” stamp on the main label and packed and delivered separately.

 

CLASSIFICATION OF “C” GRADE : Are those containing major faults. That is one which impairs the normal by wearing of the product, thereby making it not fit for purpose, or one which is easily visible to the customer, or is a garment made from incorrect materials and incorrect design.

MAJOR FAULTS:

  • Broken threads, ends or pick out.
  • Holes, cuts, tears.
  • Bars in the fabric, either warp or weft.
  • Obvious marks and stains, conspicuous dye spots, dye resist marks, unlevel or patchy places, dying rope marks, oil and water stains.
  • Obvious shading across the garment or from panel to panel.
  • Non functioning accessories; Zips, Poppers, Draw cord Stoppers etc.
  • Garments not falling within legal and safety requirements.
  • Fabric spirality in made up garments or more than3%
  • Obviously mismatched checks and stripes where matching is integral to the design.

QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE INSPECTION

 ITEM QTY IN EACH BATCH
SAMPLE SIZE
MAJOR DEFECTIVE ACCEPTED
MINOR DEFECTIVE REFUSED
MINOR DEFECTIVE ACCEPTED
 MINOR DEFECTIVE REFUSED
 < 1.200
8034781.201 TO 3.200
1255610113.201 TO 10.000
20078141510.001 TO 35.000
3151011212235.001 TO 150.000
50014152122

QUALITATIVE INSPECTION:

The sorting out of a statistic sampling of “N” items taken randomly in an homogeneous batch of different sizes and colors.
The number of items to sort out is decided according to the above table from the Military Standards 105E:

The qualitative inspection concerns the following points:

  • General Aspect
  • Conformity
  • Manufacturing Quality
  • Size/Measurements ( According to the Customer’s Size Charts)
  • Legal Markings
  • Specific Labeling

 

Packing Check :

  • Packaging check according to the Customer’s requirements.
  • Assortment Conformity
  • Quantity check in the cartons opened for the inspection
  • Carton Dimensions
  • Barcode Conformity

QUANTITATIVE INSPECTION :

Each batch will be controlled according to the delivery order in order to be sure that the expected quantity as been actually respected.

INSPECTION REPORT

 

On the Inspection report should appear :

  • Inspection Number
  • Date Inspected
  • Supplier’s Name
  • Manufacturer/ Factory Name
  • Order Number
  • Reference
  • Code
  • Ordered Quantity
  • Presented and sorted quantity
  • Numbers of inspected cartons
  • Numbers and type of defects ( In case of refusal)
  • Inspection Agency’s decision
  • Inspector’s Name
  • As well as any other pertinent information concerning the particular inspection.

 

DECISION:

 At the end of the inspection, two cases are possible :

The goods are accepted- In this case shipment is allowed without any further comments and a copy of the inspection report is submitted to the supplier and to the customer.
The goods are rejected- The Customer and the supplier are immediately informed of the decision with a copy of the inspection report. If necessary, the inspector will send to the Customer one or several pieces representing the defectives. The shipment is hold till the Customer’s final decisions. A second quality control may be required by the customer at the supplier’s expense. The customer reserves the right to insist upon reparation or compensation for all merchandise that is delivered and subsequently deemed as “C” grade.