Most importers know that the sourcing process doesn’t end with narrowing their search to a few potential suppliers, especially when those suppliers are in Indonesia. Before choosing a particular supplier to work with, they’ll often conduct a factory audit in Indonesia to give them added transparency to decide if they’re working with the right one. This helps importers avoid working with a factory that doesn’t meet their requirements or puts their brand at risk.
A professional audit of your supplier’s factory in Indonesia can give you an in-depth look at a number of areas, such as:
Sometimes importers think their supplier’s factory is in one location, but it’s actually somewhere else. This makes it difficult to hold their supplier accountable, not only for issues with product quality, but also for labor violations, which aren’t uncommon in the region. A professional audit gives you the confidence to begin working with a supplier for the first time, without having to worry whether their factory employs child labor or can actually manufacture your product.
AQF conducts factory audits in Indonesia as well as other Asian countries. Our local team of professional auditors is experienced in auditing factories in different industries, ranging from electronics and machine parts to garments and textiles.
Common concerns of importers manufacturing in Indonesia are the factory’s quality management processes and social compliance. Whether you need help with a retailed audit or just need someone to visit the factory and report on what we find, we can audit your supplier using the appropriate framework and criteria.
A crucial step to successfully sourcing in Indonesia is auditing your supplier before placing your first order. A factory audit helps you avoid problematic suppliers so you can begin manufacturing on the right foot.
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