Many importers understand the risks inherent in manufacturing abroad. It’s often difficult to know where manufacturing will actually take place and whether the factory is legitimate without conducting an audit. By auditing the factory, you get an inside look at the facility to verify if you’re working with the right supplier or one you should avoid.
A factory audit in Taiwan can confirm a number of important areas, depending on audit type, including:
Professional audits are especially helpful for importers at the end of the sourcing process when trying to vet two or more potential suppliers in Taiwan. An audit gives you the transparency needed to make a more informed decision about which supplier to work with.
AQF audits factories throughout much of Asia, including in Taiwan. Our team of local auditing experts have inspected factories in a variety of industries using several different auditing frameworks.
You’ll receive detailed reports complete with photos of any issues found on-site. For audits related to social compliance, we can also create a corrective action plan (CAP) with our suggested remedies for any problems found during the audit.
Whether your goal is to investigate a supplier before placing your first order, or confirm that an existing supplier meets the standards of a new retailer, a factory audit in Taiwan can help. By verifying your Taiwanese suppliers with an audit, you can catch and avoid any problems before they negatively impact your brand.
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