Factory Inspection

Factory inspection is one of Shentou’s most popular services for international buyers, particularly during the COVID-19.

Factory inspection is different from a standard factory audit which is a comprehensive assessment of the factory’s overall quality management system based on the complete terms of the ISO9001 or IATF16949 standards.

Factory inspection examines the factory’s basic information and the main process/content of the production implementation, including:

√  Factory’s basic information

  General condition, number of staff, production capacity, system/product certifications, revenues, market coverage, etc.

√  Management of the main raw material suppliers

  Supplier evaluation, incoming quality control, supplier quality performance, raw material warehouse, etc.

√  Development and design of products and processes

  New product development procedure, new product validation & confirmation, lab capability, etc.

√  Production process management

  Staff, equipment/tooling, quality control, defective parts processing, material control, 5S management, etc.

√  Product management

  Packaging management, finished parts performance testing, finished parts warehouse management, shipping management, customer complain processing, etc.

Service Scope:

√  Inspections of the factory as described above

√  Compilation of the inspection report which includes assessment of the inspection items

Basic Customer Input:

√  Notice of inspection by the customer and acceptance by the factory

√  The factory’s full contact information

√  The products that the customer is buying or interested in buying

√  Preferred inspection date

√  Special inspection focus if any

Inspection Duration:

√  A standard factory inspection usually takes 1 day (up to 8 hours) with 1 inspector on-site at the factory

Inspection Report:

√  Inspection Report, in both Chinese & English, to be submitted within 3 working days after the inspection.

√  Inspection reports may include data collected during Shentou’s recently completed on-site inspections/audits at the designated factories.

Inspection fees:

To help international buyers deal with the quality management and control of the Chinese suppliers during the COVID-19 pandemic, Shentou is now launching a special Introductory Offer for the factory inspection service:

199 per factory


√  The fee above is for one factory inspection at a single location for one product type, all inclusive, covering the inspector’s travelling, on-site inspection, report writing, and all back office support.

√  MOQ: Minimum 3 factories. A one-time surcharge of 199 € will be added if the number of factories to be inspected is fewer than 3.

√  The actual inspection dates will be determined based on customer requests, factory’s availabilities and the schedules of Shentou inspectors.

√  The Introductory Offer is limited to the 1st order of up to 8 factory inspections by each new customer only, and valid for orders placed on or before the 31st of October, 2021.

√  When the Introductory Offer expires or where it is not applicable, the standard factory inspection price applies with the cost of each factory inspection at 499 € and no MOQ.

√  Annual factory inspection package could also be custom-designed upon request.

Other QA/QC and SCM services from Shentou:

-  Factory Audits

-  QC Inspections (Pre-production, During Production and Pre-shipment)

-  On-site Inspections/Audits + remote buyer Participations

-  General Supply Chain Management (SCM) Services

For more information, please check out www.ShentouServices.com



Lukas Lu

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Email: gx.lu@shentou.com

China (HQ)

Sean Young

Mobile: +86-13923415730

Email: s.young@shentou.com



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