Many of the serious problems importers face when working with a supplier in Malaysia or elsewhere can be avoided by investigating the supplier thoroughly beforehand. That’s why a factory audit is a helpful final step in the sourcing process to help you narrow your list of potential suppliers. Depending on the chosen evaluation criteria, an audit can tell you most or all of what you need to know to comfortably place your first order with a Malaysian supplier.
A factory audit in Malaysia focuses on a number of areas, depending on audit type, such as:
You may be concerned about meeting environmental regulations or labor laws. Or maybe you just want to know if a prospective supplier’s factory can actually manufacture your product. Whatever your concerns, an audit is one of the best ways to investigate a factory you plan to work with. But who can you turn to that has experience with auditing factories in Malaysia?
AQF conducts factory audits in Malaysia and throughout much of Southeast Asia. Our professional team of auditors are Western managed. They are experienced in a variety of auditing frameworks and have investigated factories in a number of different industries. We’ll work with you to use the right auditing standard that best addresses your concerns.
If you’re considering a factory audit to help you determine which Malaysian supplier is right for you, contact the experts at AQF for pricing quote. We’ll give you the transparency you need to begin manufacturing in Malaysia with confidence.
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