If your goal this 2019 is to start up a new business, create a new brand or simply sell goods online or in store but you are worried about the manufacturer’s delivery and reliability abroad, you must first minimize the uncertainties with the help of a Supplier Qualification Audit from a creditable quality control firm.
Also known as Basic Supplier Assessment or Supplier Evaluation Audit, it’s a document by an auditor that provides a thorough review and evaluation of the factory that can save your investment by avoiding doing business with a mediocre factory. This process is based on the ISO 9001 standard, that guarantees if your vendor is reliable and if it offers quality products.
It’s normal to feel skeptical if you are not familiar with the industry, working with suppliers in Asia comes with risk, that’s why the first step of finding the right factory is to verify its legitimacy. For example, does this factory have all its legal documents in order? Does it have all the necessary certification and licenses to be able to sell and export goods?
Also, take quality control into consideration. Does the factory have the right machinery to produce your products? Is the machinery capable of producing your products internally without the need of sub-contractors? You need to know how and where your products are produced and if they specialize in the manufacture of that product.
Another point you need to be aware of is where your products are going to be stored? An auditor will check the supplier’s storage capacity and make sure your goods are not affected from being stored outside or in damaging conditions.
Another business tip for success is to leave no detail unnoticed. This applies to all areas of commerce and specially is you want your business to deliver a quality product. With the help of an auditor, verify the factory’s quality management system and the way they are controlled during production. Even uncalibrated machinery affects the efficiency and quality result of your goods.
As businessmen, not only we care about the final product being accessible and appealing to our audiences, but most importantly is with whom we do business with. A well-done audit can provide us with reviews and insights of the factory’s administration and how well their management is organized. From all documents of local regulations, to HR records and even insights from managers and workers to describe the factory’s work environment and maintenance.
If you are interested in sourcing from China and want to get a supplier audit by professionals in the industry, contact us at [email protected] or +1 (786) 773-3673.
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