What kind of inspector are the best to hire in China

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A quality inspector performing a quality inspection in China

I recently answered this question: "What kind of inspector do you want to hire in China?"

Here is my answer:

I have been in this industry for a while managing inspectors and auditors.

I can tell you what are the best inspectors to my eyes:

  • Extremly honest and with a stronge sense of business ethic
  • Detail minded with sharp eyes to target defects
  • Capable to have a minimum of authority to be able to face supplier they inspect to be respected during their tasks
  • Capable to work with client and supplier hand in hand to be able to solve issues in a diplomatic way.
  • Have a very good common sense to understand problems
  • Capable to smell and feel when suppliers tell him/her some bullshits, and capable to challenge the supplier to discover the truth about the situation
  • Capable to understand manufacturing process and technical standpoint to be able to analyze quickly problems
  • Have a good working organization and capable to follow an inspection process properly step by step, not messing up results
  • Capable to collect data properly (proper measurement)
  • Professional mindset (arrive on time on site)

Over the time, I found that women are better for everything related to human relationship but that men are better at everything which is technical.

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Christopher Oliva is an Engineer based in Shenzhen since 2008 involved in Product Development, Supply Chain, Sourcing, Quality Management and Manufacturing activities. With a Msc Electrical Engineering and a Business Administration background, an ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Certification, a Six Sigma Certification and a Quality Engineering Certification, he works as a consultant on mission and contract oriented to Product Development, Manufacturing Management, Quality Assurance & Quality Management System setup. He works in the product development and engineering field, and as well as an advisor and quality consultant for several quality control and quality assurance companies.