In the automotive industry, long-term supplier partnerships are essential. With so many factors to consider, one does not want to waste efforts on a supplier who is fundamentally incompatible. At the same time, there are many factories in China capable of making automotive parts (castings, pipes, CNC parts, heat exchangers, container vessels etc.) but only a handful that are capable of producing truly world-class quality parts and assemblies.
TS16949 accreditation is often a pre-requisite for automotive manufacturers, however, just because the factory is certified does not mean they are always operating in accordance with the standard. InTouch can independently audit the factory to verify TS16949 certification is genuine and fully implemented. The main goal of supplier qualification is to ascertain with a high degree of confidence whether or not the supplier’s capabilities, operating methods, performance (price, product, delivery) and ethics align with your requirements.
“We highly recommend InTouch to any person or company in need of these services and are confident that working with this firm will resolve quality issues with your imports and save you money.”
Henry Lodge, President, Lodge Manufacturing
Mike Michelini, CEO, Electrapour
“We have been particularly pleased with your ability to work directly with our factories in China, putting in place key quality standards and inspection criteria since that first order. Andrew, thanks to you and your team at InTouch for allowing us to focus on what we do best. We’re looking forward to working with you again.”
Brenton Harris, Managing Director, Pacific Tiger International
“The level of service we received from the InTouch team was first-rate, and I look forward to working with them again.”
Simon Golledge, Procurement Director, The Continuity Company
“Your consistent attention to detail and expert recommendations have allowed us to proactively ensure that our manufacturing partners are reputable, reliable and (above all) socially responsible.”
Seth Lapine, VP of Retail Sales, Lapine Inc.
“By ensuring that our suppliers are Target-compliant, InTouch has allowed EDG to maintain and expand our business.”
Kenny Law, Director Operations (Asia), Expressive Design Group
“InTouch has greatly improved the quality of our garments by working hand in hand with our factory to raise quality and communication standards. InTouch is a very valuable partner in our business.“
Mandy Eaton, President, Vintage Couture Inc.
“We definitely find that this partnership and the general quality and ‘China’ expertise that InTouch provides to our organization give us an edge against our competitors.”
Fred Durham, Director of Operations, Commercial Pro