The Quality Management System of an organization plays a very important role in its success and the success of those associated with it. Consequently, when selecting a business partner or supplier, you must check the effectiveness of their Quality management system. This can be done by performing a factory audit of the vendor.
What is Factory Audit?
Factory audits are audits that are specially designed to check the processes and procedures in place at the organization. These audits also check the organization against the internationally accepted standards like the ISO9000.
The ISO 9000 series is based on seven quality management principles (QMP):
Engagement of people.
Evidence-based decision making.
Tetra Inspection provides factory audit services that will help you in selecting the best vendor for partnership. Furthermore, our auditors check the organization against international certification standards of ISO 9000 series.
Thus it is extremely important for you to get a factory audit done before getting into a partnership with any vendor.
Why Factory Audit is Important?
A factory audit indicates the level of quality that the vendor has maintained and will continue to maintain based on the processes and procedures in play at the workplace.
Getting a factory audit done can greatly benefit your business. Among the many benefits of the factory audit include:
Avoiding running into scam or illegal factories.
Ensuring you are working with the partners who will provide the highest quality of products and services.
It will ensure that you save time and money while dealing with the right factories.
Working with a vendor that has an effective QMS system will ensure high customer satisfaction at your end with minimal post-delivery issues.
How the Factory Audit is Conducted?
Tetra Inspection’s specially trained team for QMS will visit the vendor’s factory and audit them against the standards laid down in the ISO 9000 series. The aspects that the factory will be checked against are:
The vendor’s procedure and its customer-focused approach.
The supplier’s leadership and its mindset as reflected in the QMS procedures.
A check on how the organization engages its people.
Vendor ISO 9000 series certification will also ensure the methodical approach of the vendor in its procedures.
The will and capacity for improvement.
Decision-making model if the vendor’s organization.
How the vendor manages its relationship with its partners.
Tetra Inspection ensures you that our Factory ISO 9000 audits are aimed at providing you a true picture of how the vendor operates. You will be able to see a visible difference in your customer satisfaction after you have used our factory audit services.