Let’s say you’ve decided to start working with a supplier in Vietnam who claimed to be able to meet your product requirements and gave a reasonable manufacturing quote. But halfway through production you discover that the supplier’s “factory” is actually just a small office that outsourced your order to another factory in the country.
Aside from the difficulty in monitoring product quality and making sure the factory operates ethically, you face production and shipping delays. There’s a strong chance the order won’t ship on time, and the product won’t meet your requirements.
How could you limit this kind of risk?
Only by auditing your factory in Vietnam can you verify where the goods will actually be made, production capacity of the facility and more. But personally going to the factory to observe the factory yourself can be troublesome and expensive. Aside from the inconvenience of having to travel to the factory yourself, you may not be familiar with the checks needed during a professional audit.
AQF helps by offering factory audits in Vietnam on your behalf. Our team of experienced auditors have evaluated many different types of factories in Vietnam, as well as elsewhere in Asia.
Our local factory auditors in Vietnam help you by visiting your supplier’s facility to investigate the following:
You’ll receive a detailed report with photographs to document the state of the factory and any problems found. If the supplier needs to improve, you’ll know which specific issues need to be addressed.
An audit is often considered the last important step in finding the right supplier. Audits are one of the best ways to investigate a potential supplier before placing an order. And whether you need to confirm that a factory complies with ethical sourcing standards or meets particular environmental regulations, our professional auditing team can help you.
Don’t take any chances when working with a supplier for the first time. Insist on a factory audit for your suppliers in Vietnam before placing an 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