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Factory & Supplier Audits

A Factory Audit or Supplier Audit (at Pro QC we call these Quality System and Compliance Audits) is a systematic evaluation of the quality system and compliance level of a supplier.

The purpose of a quality control audit is to help our clients verify the capability and suitability of their suppliers. This factory assessment is typically carried out by an internal or external quality auditor or factory auditor. Typically, these services would start out with a standard supplier evaluation or factory assessment and trigger a process of continuous improvement. Explore our range of quality control audit offerings and capabilities by clicking below on the relevant area of quality compliance challenge required.

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Effectively assess the quality of your supplier

Inspection services are often useful in assessing the quality of a product. However, detecting product defects is a reactive approach because detection comes after the product has already been made. Moreover, inspection only gives you a snapshot of a manufacturer’s quality performance. If you want to take a proactive quality assurance approach with your supplier, the focus should be on assessing two crucial components:

  1. Quality Management System
  2. Vendor Compliance

Quality Management System (QMS) – The quality of your product is supported by the level of operational excellence in any given manufacturing processes, which is in turn supported by an effective quality management system. Each manufacturing industry has their own industry specific QMS with which factories need to comply.

Vendor Compliance – The integrity of your suppliers is often determined by complying with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, as well as an internal code of conduct, policies and procedures, and other compliance requirements from your supply chain. Aside from standard regulations, many big retailers have their own Supplier Code of Conduct requirements to ensure the practice of responsible sourcing and to protect and maintain their brand value.

Pro QC provides factory audits to assess the reliability of your potential and existing suppliers. We are ready to partner with your team to ensure your suppliers uphold the integrity of your company. We also establish a regular monitoring program to evaluate the supplier’s internal environment, ensure they operate efficiently, deliver high-quality products, and support a culture of continuous improvement.

Results you can expect

Measuring Performance
Concrete Actions
Company Alignment
Responsible Production
Sustained Performance
Measuring Performance – Understand your current performance baseline and focus on the metrics you need to improve
Concrete Actions – Determine the required actions based on the defined metrics from the formal audit and assessment
Company Alignment – Ensure your supplier’s efforts are aligned to your goals and build both a win-win strategy and a long-term partnership
Responsible Production – Elevate your brand’s image and be a genuinely responsible part of the global supply chain
Sustained Performance – Establish control plans to sustain the newfound improved performance and strive for continuous improvement

Measuring Performance – Understand your current performance baseline and focus on the metrics you need to improve

Concrete Actions – Determine the required actions based on the defined metrics from the formal audit and assessment

Company Alignment – Ensure your supplier’s efforts are aligned to your goals and build both a win-win strategy and a long-term partnership

Responsible Production – Elevate your brand’s image and be a genuinely responsible part of the global supply chain

Sustained Performance – Establish control plans to sustain the newfound improved performance and strive for continuous improvement

Why Pro QC

Standard Audit

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Continuous Improvement Audit

Continuous Improvement Audit from Pro QC

Partnership – Pro QC considers your company and your suppliers as partners looking for growth and improvements. We don’t just provide pass/fail results. We provide professional recommendations and facilitate performance management initiatives to achieve the desired results.

Data Analytics – Pro QC’s quality dashboard can give you a holistic view of a supplier portfolio including associated data analytical capability to better understand and determine next actions with suppliers.

Experience & Expertise – For other 35 years, Pro QC has been partnering with its clients to achieve supplier transformation. We supported thousands of companies across multiple industries and geographies through a tried and tested approach of audit -> corrective action verification -> monitoring and continuous improvement to achieve their supplier improvement goals.

Global Presence – Pro QC’s deploys agile teams of technical experts to more than 88 countries helping you perform all types of supplier development initiatives from factory audits to comprehensive automotive audits.

Supplier Development – Pro QC’s expertise in audit & compliance is an important component of our broader Supplier Management solutions which provides a consultative, holistic approach to improving supply chain performance.

Sample Reports

Get in touch with us using the contact form below or visit our sample report page. Our team would be happy to provide a relevant sample report by industry or global audit standard (e.g. ISO 9001).

 

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