In an environment in which brands and retailers are feeling pinched by consumer price demands, shoppers’ changing tastes and their seemingly endless options, companies are grappling with new concerns like the need to develop products faster while balancing them against age-old challenges like bettering communications. This survey underscored how quality is impacted by many facets of how apparel companies function today. 

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Inside this study you will find the following key insights from the quality inspection industry: 

The overall state of quality control: concerns about the industry, companies, price pressure, and delivery times.

98% of companies consider price pressure a challenge industry-wide.

A failing grade: Companies’ own ranking of their current quality control procedures shows there is much room for improvement.

On average, companies grade their supplier's quality control procedures at 6.8/10.

Areas in need of innovation: Corrective action plans, Inspection transparency, Data analysis. 

Only 14% of companies has their Quality Control and Inspection processes fully digitized at the factory level.

Roadblocks to Improvements: Quality control procedure investments are often slowed by internal processes.

Half the companies are aware of the changes they need to make, but 21% have no plans to invest in this area.

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"We believe that within 5 to 10 years, advanced platforms will be the norm and the manual systems that define traditional supplier quality and compliance inspection services will be a thing of the past."

- Luis Moncayo Castillo, COO

Supply Chain Management Review, August 2017



DOWNLOAD
The State of Quality Inspections in
the Global Supply Chain: 2018 Edition

 Inside this study you will find the following key insights from the quality inspection industry: 

  • The overall state of quality control: concerns about the industry, companies, price pressure, and delivery times.  
    98% of companies consider price pressure a challenge industry-wide.  

  • A failing grade: Companies’ own ranking of their current quality control procedures shows there is much room for improvement. 

    On average, companies grade their supplier's quality control procedures at 6.8/10.

      
  • Areas in need of innovation: Corrective action plans, Inspection transparency, Data analysis. 

    Only 14% of companies has their Quality Control and Inspection processes fully digitized at the factory level.

      
  • Roadblocks to Improvements: Quality control procedure investments are often slowed by internal processes.

    Half the companies are aware of the changes they need to make, but 21% have no plans to invest in this area.

     
     
     
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