In today’s highly competitive consumer market, buyers need a vendor base that will partner with them to meet all aspects of production, from design and quality to product life cycle times and delivery requirements. However, how do you effectively select new partners? How do you monitor the progress of existing vendors? And how can you effectively work with vendors to keep the focus on quality as well as time?
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What is a supply audit?
A supply audit is the assessment for production capability and performance of a factory against proven quality principles. Every production site needs reliable manufacturing and quality control systems to ensure customers are satisfied with their products.
As such, the key criteria assessed are policies, procedures and records that would indicate the factory’s ability to deliver consistent quality management over time, rather than at one given time or only for certain products.
SUPPLY AUDIT SERVICE
Factory Assessment is the most comprehensive and widespread auditing scheme used to assess factories.
Factory Quality Assessment is a powerful way to evaluate your potential supplier's reliability and capabilities. Without proper management, buyers could face various risks including financial burden, brand damage and legal disputes arising from failure of suppliers’ performance in social compliance, environmental, technical and security.
Social Compliance Audit
A social audit is a formal review of a company's endeavors, procedures, and code of conduct regarding social responsibility and the company's impact on society.
Environmental Management Audit
Environmental management audit – verifies whether the company has met the environmental objectives, policies, and performance set by management. A significant number of manufactures today do more than environmental management audits. They stay one step ahead of compliance and try to proactively improve their environmental performance to improve project and business performance, as well as secure their reputation.
C-TPAT is a United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) initiative that stands for Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism. C-TPAT is a voluntary program where participants work to protect supply chains from the concealment of terrorist weapons including weapons of mass destruction. This partnership is for organizations involved in the global supply chain including United States importers, customs brokers, terminal operators, carriers and foreign manufacturers.
VR Factory Audit
As a crucial part of the new supplier vetting process, a factory audit helps you to evaluate a potential supplier’s reliability, capabilities and warns you of any key risks that might prevent them from meeting your needs. You can then be on the basis of the audit report to help make the decision on whether to work with them or not. If you remain ready to further purchase, rectification solutions from the factory audit would be a big help. There are a number of different types of factory audits that you may consider, though, so which is right for you?
How Can Testcoo Help You?
Tetscoo’s core areas and processes addressed by a factory assessment include:
1. Quality Management System
2. Factory Environment Standards
3. Product Control
4. Process Control
5. Social Responsibility
Product quality and safety are key priorities for consumers. Any failure of product quality could result in customer complaints and recalls. Our factory assessment services can help evaluate capabilities of potential new vendors as part of the selection process to ensure the safety of supply chain.