When you’ve found a potential supplier, how can you be sure that their factory is equipped to manufacture your product in the quantities you need? How do you know the factory pays its workers the legal minimum wage and provides a safe working environment? And how can you be sure the factory isn’t on the verge of going out of business?
An audit of your supplier’s factory can help you answer these and other important questions during the sourcing process. And Bangladesh is one country where you’re especially likely to find serious deficiencies in a factory. A factory audit in Bangladesh can help protect you not only from product quality problems and shipping delays, but also from factory disasters that result from unsafe facilities. Depending on the audit type, you can investigate areas such as:
If you’re manufacturing in Bangladesh, there’s no better way to make sure you’re working with the right supplier than conducting an audit of their factory. An audit will help you determine if you’re working with a capable and responsible supplier or one that falls short of your requirements.
By hiring a professional third-party auditing firm with staff in Bangladesh, you benefit from receiving a detailed report of findings in your supplier’s factory. AQF’s locally-based staff are Western managed and have experience auditing a wide variety of factories in India and Bangladesh.
By working with AQF to conduct a factory audit in Bangladesh, you’ll avoid some of the serious problems that affect importers who source from substandard factories in the region. You’ll get the personal attention and transparency you need to be confident you’re working with the right supplier.
You guys are quite efficient in making sure that you are in constant communication with our vendors to set up a time and day to have inspections handled... InTouch definitely pushed to make sure that inspections would be done in a timely manner. Any corrective actions that had to take place were executed well before the exit factory date.
Director of Production, Betabrand
Since InTouch does a more detailed inspection than what we had depended on with the factories, the quality of the products has improved. Where before when we might find 25 AQL defects, now it's down to three or four,because the factory knows that we want that cut back and InTouch is going to find it.
Administrative Assistant, Linstol
InTouch’s auditing reduced the level of risk, whether known or unknown, to our company. From the audit findings provided by InTouch, we were much more equipped to make the correct business decision with regard to an acceptable level of risk. The InTouch audit secured our decision making process.
Vice President of Purchasing, MJS Packaging
One of our customers had been through multiple suppliers year after year and had been let down with returns and rejections. With InTouch as our eyes and ears on the ground, we retained that business for 5 years without one single rejection or complaint.
Director of Operations, MMI Textiles
The speed that we get the reports is always good. We had an experience with some other inspectors where we had to wait an extra day to get the reports. Getting the report as soon as we can is very important, so we can make a decision and give feedback back to the factory.
Operations and Engineering Manager, Juku Gear
From beginning to end, InTouch is so easy to work with. The inspection report is literally there the next morning when I come into work. It really makes my job easier.
Inside Sales Specialist, MJS Packaging