Auditing a potential supplier’s factory is typically the final step in the sourcing process. How can you be certain that your supplier is fully capable of meeting your requirements without seeing the factory?
By auditing your supplier’s factory in Pakistan, you can confirm that it has:
An audit of the factory gives you the transparency to avoid working with suppliers that don’t meet your needs. It’s especially important to audit factories in developing countries like Pakistan, where social compliance standards for supplier may not have the full support of law enforcement. It may be illegal to have staff working in unsafe factory facilities, for example. But it’s difficult for you to be sure that a supplier is compliant with local law without conducting a professional audit.
AQF is experienced in conducting factory audits in Pakistan and elsewhere in Asia. Our team of professional auditors have audited factories across all industries, including textile, kitchenware and electronics.
If you’re concerned about a factory’s quality management systems, we can help with an audit based on the related ISO 9001 standard. If you’re more interested in making sure your supplier meets the sourcing standards of a particular brand or retailer, we’ll audit the facility based on the specific framework that applies.
If you’ve decided to import goods from Pakistan, think about auditing your supplier first. An audit is one of the best ways to avoid mistakes that could have been preventing long before placing your first order.
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