Pre-shipment inspection (PSI)
Pre-shipment inspection is a Critical appraisal involving examination, measurement, testing, gauging, and comparison of materials or items. An inspection determines if the material or item is in proper quantity and condition, and if it conforms to the applicable or specified requirements.
Inspection is generally divided into three categories:
- Receiving inspection
- In-process inspection
- Final inspection.
In quality control (which is guided by the principle that "Quality cannot be inspected into a product.
the role of inspection is to verify and validate the variance data.
it does not involve separating the good from the bad.
PSI is in the Industries, Manufacturing, & Technology, Purchasing & Procurement and Quality Control & Management subjects.
PSI is implemented under the inspector supervision using the manufacturer calibrated facilities and laboratories. The inspection findings, test results for both items and packing & marks are Evaluated against the governing specifications and their tolerances limits.
Also the PSI includes the supervision of loading the consignment into the shipping vessel, and Check the appropriate of the vessel for the voyage.
FINALY AFTER ASSURING COMPLIANCE OF QUALITY AND QUANTITY, AS WELL AS PACKAGING AND SHIPPING MARKINGS WITH THE GOVERNING SPECIFICATIONS AND STANDARDS, THE INSPECTOR ISSUES THE PERTAINING INSPECTION CERTIFICATE TO THE SUPPLIER TO FINALIZE AND COMPLETE THE SHIPPING DOCUMENTS, WHILE A COMPLETE REPORT ISSUES TO THE CUSTOMER WITH ALL INSPECTION DETAILS AND FINDINGS.