Whether you’re manufacturing in Thailand or elsewhere, an audit of your supplier’s facility should be your last step in the sourcing process. Once you’ve narrowed down a list of potential suppliers you’re considering working with, it’s always wise to visit the factory and verify it. Only after actually seeing the factory—or conducting an audit—can you be confident that a supplier has the ability and capacity to meet your expectations.
Importers are more likely to encounter issues like human and labor rights abuses with suppliers in Thailand relative to many other countries. Forced labor, underpayment of wages and excessive overtime are all possible threats to manufacturing in Thailand. And without a professional audit, you can’t be confident that you’re working with a supplier that complies with local law or your retailer’s standards.
AQF has a team of American-managed staff experienced with factory audits in Thailand and other Asian countries. You’ll benefit from a network of professional auditors that have experience in a wide variety of facilities. Our team of local auditors in Thailand have inspected factories in various industries, including electronics, textiles, automotive and others.
Depending on which insight you need, AQF can help you evaluate your supplier in Thailand for a number of criteria, including:
If you’re not sure what kind of audit you need, we can advise an audit that provides the information you and your customers need. Your supplier and the state of their factory plays a vital role in your business. Don’t place an order with a new supplier without first investigating then with a detailed audit. Let AQF help you verify your Thai supplier with a professional audit and avoid potential problems later.
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