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SGS introduces supply chain inspections anywhere, and offers QiiQ – a remote inspection app that enables Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) inspections to take place anywhere in the world.

The App uses cutting-edge technology to directly connect organizations with qualified SGS inspectors. Once linked, SGS specialists guide users through the remote inspection process, sharing information in real time, helping troubleshoot issues and recording vital information along the way.

SGS’s network of affiliates and ubiquitous presence will continue to provide professional and compliant QA/QC inspections globally, whenever possible. However, QiiQ comes as organizations around the globe contend with the challenges of a global slowdown, and the impact of social distancing and lockdown requirements prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Frederic Schenk, Group Vice President, Industrial, said: “These are uncertain times for businesses and organizations around the world, and we believe that any professional resources we can provide to help businesses ensure continuity, increase efficiency and minimize risk of non-compliance have to be welcomed.

“Organizations are subject to strict regulations and standards. QiiQ can ensure QA/QC requirements while avoiding disruption. Our advice to all is, when on-site audits and inspections are not possible – go remote. Don’t risk non-compliance, call us today.”

QiiQ employs SGS’s long established technological capacity for remote inspections. It has been designed to benefit users through:

  • Reduced travel costs – clients can enjoy full access to SGS’s multidisciplinary knowledge and experience without the additional costs of bringing their quality teams onsite
  • Improved efficiency of quality teams – improving the appointment efficiency of quality teams by allowing them to attend several audits/inspections on multiple continents within the same day
  • Increased inspection flexibility – allowing more flexibility in scope – whether for audits, spot attendance, inspection milestones, non-conformity or failure investigation
  • Improved inspection – improving the evidence trail by providing images and video footage of material, components, equipment and vendors

As the world-leading provider of quality assurance and quality control services, SGS offers unrivaled experience stretching across every industry. With state-of-the-art resources and expertise and a unique global network, SGS provides QA/QC in every corner of the world, assuring quality throughout entire supply chains.

Read more about SGS Inspections Anywhere Solutions >

For further information contact:

Thomas Meyer
Global Innovation Manager
t: +41 22 739 91 11

About SGS

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 94,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.