Trust but Verify: The Fallacy of Trust Alone

When it comes to quality assurance, you can never be too careful. Far too often, technicians and supervisors rely solely on the results of audits and evaluations as an appraisal of the current state of their assets.

While auditing is a necessary step in quality assurance, it is not enough to simply trust the results of an audit at face value. For the savvy plant manager and technician, verification of audit results is key to assure the quality of all assets.

If you were building a house, you would never leave an initial consultation and only check back in once the project is finished– that’s where Exo comes in. Exo Inc’s unique quality assurance services monitor the production of components on behalf of our clients.

Here is what you need to know about how Exo Inc.’s quality assurance methods go beyond trusting inspection results to verify all findings.

How to Follow Up on Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance

At Exo Inc., we have over 100 years of combined professional experience in ensuring the quality of every asset we inspect. We reliably serve the Power Delivery, Conventional Generation, Renewable Generation, Lighting, Telecommunications, and Oil & Gas industries with excellence and integrity.

The methods used by our technicians and auditors are truly unique in that they care for the lifecycle management of your assets rather than just tackling problems as they arise. Ex tend is comprehensive, long-term, and data driven, ensuring that you get the most out of your investments in assets.

Spec Reviews

All of the seasoned professionals at Exo Inc. are committed to facilitating a full, healthy lifecycle for all of your assets. The best way to do this is by starting with a specification or spec review.

Our spec reviews offer you insight into what we can deduce as your assets’ greatest needs to ensure the return on your investment. Spec reviews allow you to gain insight on the current status of your assets and create transparency between clients and service providers when it comes to the first stages of initiating projects.

Spec reviews are another way to check and check again on the current state of your assets and monitor them closely at all times throughout their lifecycles.


It goes without saying that audits are an important part of the asset management process.

They provide us a snapshot in time of the quality performance of a manufacturer.  If done properly, they provide insights into the potential risk of receiving defective products on future builds and provide valuable data the client can use to compare the vendor with other potential partners which aids the vendor selection process.

Vendor Surveillance

A common issue that arises in asset management is that different components– when received from a variety of different vendors– can present a number of issues along the way. It is difficult to ensure the quality of an asset when you don’t have control over its initial creation and assembly.

At Exo Inc., we know that the best way to assure quality is to make it right the first time. In addition to being your “eyes and ears” during the fabrication process of your assets, we will also conduct thorough vendor surveillance consisting of visual inspection, nondestructive testing and inspection, review of material certificates, and functional tests to make sure that you are receiving the highest quality product from the beginning.

Quality assurance is a complex task that requires dedicated professionals who work with integrity from a project’s inception all the way to its completion. Don’t leave this process up to anyone; trust the experienced professionals at Exo Inc. Exo Inc’s programs such as Ex Tend lifecycle management help to ensure that your assets are protected from construction to replacement.

A company of integrity, Exo Inc. will work to ensure that you are receiving the highest quality services without breaking the bank. Our trusted technicians are happy to help you protect the long-term value of your assets and save you money holistically without sacrificing quality.

Call us today at (281) 259-7000 or contact us online for a free consultation to see how Exo Inc. can protect your assets.

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