In today’s global economy, businesses rely on manufacturers and suppliers from countries around the world to provide quality products and materials that meet their requirements. However, when transporting products and materials via multiple carriers over long distances, accidents, mistakes and even fraudulent acts can result in shipments and deliveries that fall short of customer expectations.
When this happens, manufacturers and suppliers are at a significant disadvantage when attempting to validate such claims, and in identifying the cause or causes of failure. But regardless of the validity of the claim or the cause, the result is an unhappy customer, a financial loss to the supplier, or both.
A post-shipment inspection involves the detailed inspection of products or materials upon arrival at a port of entry or the shipment’s intended destination for compliance with the terms and conditions of the original purchase.
Post-shipment inspection criteria can include verification of the quantity or quality of the shipped product, identification of any transit-related damage or degradation, or whether secured shipping containers or packages were tampered with in transit. Post-shipment inspection can provide manufacturers and suppliers with important, independent and verifiable information that helps to identify potential problems in advance and that facilitates the resolution of disputes.
Post-shipment inspections can reduce the risk of disputes regarding the quantity and quality of goods received by customers. Such inspections can also potentially uncover fraudulent activities by shippers, and even serve as a deterrent. When coupled with pre-shipment inspections, post-shipment inspections provide manufactures and suppliers with assurances that the products and materials that their customers receive are the same as those that have been shipped.
With more than 145 years of experience, TÜV SÜD has a strong reputation around the world for independence and impartiality. As a holistic service provider and project implementation expert, our solutions are backed by global best practices. We offer a personalised one-stop solution fitting all of your testing, certification and inspection requirements. TÜV SÜD’s global network offers multidisciplinary expertise to customers in all major markets. Our inspectors receive regular technical training and are able to provide the highest level of technical inspection services.
Represented in over 800 locations worldwide, TÜV SÜD has an unsurpassed track record of meeting and exceeding the requirements and expectations of our client companies. The TÜV SÜD brand and our distinctive blue octagon mark are instantly recognised around the globe as symbols of quality and safety, and will increase customer confidence in your brand.