FACTORY ASSESSMENT SERVICES

A factory assessment audits the production capability and performance of a factory against proven quality principles. 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.

Core areas and processes addressed by a factory assessment include:

→ Quality Management System
→ Good Manufacturing Practice (Factory Environment Standards)
→ Product Control
→ Process Control
→ Personnel

OUR FACTORY ASSESSMENT SERVICES CAN HELP:

→ Evaluate capabilities of potential new vendors as part of the selection process
→ Identify key strengths and weaknesses of your existing vendor base
→ Monitor and track progress over time to drive quality throughout the manufacturing process
→ Provide an independent assessment tool that retailers, buyers and vendors can use together to make improvements

You will receive a summary report and a score card report that will include both an overall score and rating per section, highlighting key strengths and areas needing improvement. Our objective is to provide measurable results to both vendors and retailers as they work together for shared success.

OUR APPROACH

Our factory assessments are designed to help retailers and vendors work together and improve performance by providing detailed results that clearly indicate areas of strengths and opportunities. In today's market, as retailers and buyers are looking to select successful new vendors, reduce the number of vendors to more manageable levels, and promote relationships that improve overall performance, our assessment services provide an effective and unique method to help select and enhance relationships. We offer:

→ A Best Practices Approach: Based on our experience in providing factory assessments for multiple US based retailers, we have developed a 'best practices approac' that can save you time and costs in creating and maintaining an effective factory assessment program.
→ Experienced Auditors: Our auditors receive comprehensive training including interpretation, auditing techniques, report writing, audit planning, integrity and consistency.
→ A Strong Integrity & Ethics Program: With a reputation for strict ethical guidelines and well-trained auditors, we maintain an active and dynamic training and integrity program that is managed by a dedicated integrity team, in order to minimize the risks of corruption and to educate auditors, factories and clients regarding our integrity policies and expectations.
→ Added-Value Assessments: In many cases, we have cross-trained our audit staff to conduct factory assessments, social compliance and Security (C-TPAT) assessments. This gives you the option of including additional value-added assessments that can benefit both you and your suppliers.

We help you in maintaining and continually improving your certified QMS / EMS so as align with the changing needs of the customer and organization.