Factory Audits: Taking preventative actions to evaluate and qualify high-quality suppliers

Is your company considering a new supplier? Are you worried that your product isn’t being produced at your supplier’s highest performance? Do you have concerns about the integrity of your current supplier, or perhaps you’re interested in understanding their processes and procedures? These are only a handful of reasons why companies are choosing to conduct routine supplier audits. Audits play a critical role in the success of your company. Whether your supply chain is running smoothly or you’re looking to eliminate high-risk concerns, auditing suppliers is an essential process for maintaining relationships with customers, ensuring high-quality products, and protecting your company.

June 29, 2021

The BIG Picture

When companies are looking for new suppliers, the process can be pretty intimidating. There are many boxes to check before making the commitment and inviting this potential supplier into your supply chain. In order to ensure your supplier is a positive reflection of your company, establishing processes and procedures at the beginning of your relationship is essential. Searching for a suitable supplier that aligns with your company’s values may seem daunting; however, it is possible. Many suppliers want to work with companies who have high expectations and expect high quality because they’re just as passionate about their products and processes as you are.

Initially, audits can be used to understand the “big picture” of your new suppl