“Assess and Evaluate your new supplier before placing order and involving a deposit”
What is the Basic Supplier Audit in Asia
The Basic Supplier Audit also called Simple Factory Audit, Supplier Evaluation or even Supplier Assessment is a supplier qualification operation which is performed during the sourcing phase.
It aims to qualify the capability and verify the genuineness of your potential new supplier in Asia.
Why use the Basic Supplier Audit in Asia
When you perform your sourcing trough B2B platform you may find an important number of potential supplier with different profile. Yet, you are going to appoint probably only one for manufacturing your product, hence you need to sort them out and choose the best one.
Payment terms and conditions are mostly involving that you will have to send a deposit of 30-50% of the total value of your order to start the mass production. Those amount are usually not small, hard to get back once sent, and for this reason you may want to secure them by decreasing the risk to get scammed or to appoint supplier uncapable to handle properly your order.
The Basic Supplier Audit, which is derivated from the ISO 9001 standard, allows you to have a quick review of your supplier before placing order at affordable cost. It is also a good checking tool to verify the nature of its business: trading, manufacturing, agent etc…
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When the Basic Supplier Audit in Asia is occurring
This Supplier Evaluation usully takes place during the sourcing phase, after you have spoted a potential supplier to manufacture your goods and before you send money to them as deposit. It is normally performed during the sorting phase (qualification phase) of suppliers during the sourcing.
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Where the Basic Supplier Audit in Asia is taking place
The Basic Supplier Audit will takes place at the vendor premises. If your source is a manufacturer it will be made at the factory premise. If your supplier is a trading company there are chances that the auditor get invited to perform its audit at the manufacturing area which they cooperate with for production.
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Who conduct the Basic Supplier Audit in Asia
The Basic Supplier Audit will be performed by a ISO 9001 qualified auditor having a significative experience in the field of your product.
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How does the Basic Supplier Audit in Asia is performed
During a Basic Supplier Audit the auditor will visit the premises of your supplier and will assess its capability to manufacture the required goods with the quality standard you are willing to reach.
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What the Basic Supplier Audit in Asia is checking
The auditor will especially focus his time on checking the following:
– Presence of a real factory and its real name and owner
– Business licence and other certificate
– Which products are manufactured and in which proportion
– Profile of the vendor: manufacturer, trading, agent
– Workforce : employees and equipment
– Other customers served and samples present on site
– Overview of HR policies
What is the process for the Basic Supplier Audit in Asia
The Basic Supplier Audit involves the auditor to get appointment with your supplier. Once arrived on site, a quick briefing will explain to the supplier what is the goal of the audit and how it will be conducted.
The auditor will then start auditing into the factory by following the production flow to understand the way the product is manufactured. At the end of the day, a debriefing will be done with the supplier to explain him his strong and weak point.
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What customers say
Martin L., Handicraft Importer, Belgium
“We are sourcing using B2B website such as Alibaba because we can find plenty of potential supplier to feed our procurement. On those platform best supplier are presented, but worth are also there. To make sure our supplier is not a scamm or a middle men we appointed Asia Quality Control which got an affordable service securing our deposit with a Basic Supplier Audit”
Laurent L., Buying Office, Hong Kong
“The BAsic Supplier Audit allowed us to confirm that supplier we were targeting was actually only a middle men with no real asset. The audit spoted the real manufacturer when visiting the premises where production was made. Thanks to the Basic Supplier Audit, we have avoided to send our money to unreliable people”