Companies throughout the apparel supply chain, as well as third-party inspection companies, can now monitor and share their laboratory test results alongside purchase order information on the Inspectorio network platform.
That’s because the quality and compliance verification company has expanded its offerings to allow users to visualize laboratory tests in a central dashboard.
“Our clients want Inspectorio to become a bigger part of their Quality Management System in order to get a holistic view of their inspection history and to have greater visibility into their supply chains,” Carlos Moncayo Castillo, Inspectorio CEO, said. “It’s crucial for them to have as much information as possible in one place to make faster and more informed decisions at the time of booking. It is equally important for the inspector to have this information at the time of the inspection.”
Inspectorio has helped turn the inspection process into a digital interface that uses what it calls “a proactive and predictive AI-driven algorithm” so that companies can optimize immediate results and realize greater connectivity and transparency in the production chain. The Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) network platform was created to enhance production chain collaboration, visibility and predictive intelligence for brands, retailers and suppliers.
Laboratory test results are automatically integrated from the third-party laboratory or the brand or retailer’s internal product lifecycle management (PLM) or enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Users can use a single dashboard to determine whether lab tests have been conducted, review the results of the tests, and then share that information with customers and suppliers. They can also attach supplemental materials associated with test results, such as images, PDFs, spreadsheets or zip files.
The laboratory test results are displayed with a visual icon on the platform’s purchase order management page, allowing users to track and monitor test status. This gives companies more visibility to make efficient decisions regarding whether to request corrective action or waive the results.
Inspectorio allows users to gather key information, such as who requested the laboratory test, which organization created it, where and when it was performed and what was the final test rating.
“At Inspectorio, we are constantly looking for ways to streamline our clients’ production planning,” Moncayo added. “Making more data available to track on the Inspectorio platform improves production chain efficiency and speed to market. This lab testing data will also help Inspectorio improve our machine-learning algorithms to detect the risk level of an inspection.”