For every product inspection, a list of product specifications and requirements is necessary to check if products are meeting requirements. This information is one of the most important factors in a 3rd party inspection company performing their inspections well.
Serious inspection companies already know the basics to check for each product they inspect. However, in addition to that knowledge, each buyer has his or her own requirements depending on the final customer needs.
For example a box for a premium French pastry brand will not have the same level of quality expectations as industrial chocolate boxes. It is very important to transpose these expectations into well-defined specifications; otherwise there may be misunderstandings between the buyer, the factory and finally the inspection company.
A technical specification is a document that defines a set of requirements that a product or assembly must meet or exceed. A product or assembly that does not meet all of the specifically expressed requirements does not meet the specification, and often is referred to as being out of specification or “out of spec.” Product specifications are used when a contract for technical products or services is issued. The technical specification defines the requirements to fulfill the contract. Use these tips to learn how to write a technical specification.