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What is the Costco Supplier Audit in China & Asia
The Costco Supplier Audit is a vendor qualification operation aiming to verify the compliance of your supplier quality management system and other practice face to Costco requirement. If you plan to become one supplier of Costco, then this audit is supposed to be performed during the sourcing phase before selecting your vendor to handle your order.
It aims to verify wether your supplier is really and properly set up according to Costco standard.
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Why use the Costco Supplier Audit in China & Asia
When you perform your sourcing using B2B platform you may find an important number of potential supplier being able to manufacture your product. This is probably true, but how many can satisfy Costco standard ? If you appoint a manufacturer being capable to manufacture your product but not compliant with Costco standard, then your sales and marketing effort might end up nowhere.
In some case Costco would charge you to audit the supplier you have appointed and this is not very cheap to do so. You can use our service to operate a pre-audit of your supplier to identify potential issue that may affect the real Costco audit to fail before sending costly Costco auditors on site.
For all those reasons, in order to help you in taking your decision about your supplier appointment for your next order, performing a real assessment of your supplier according to Costco standard with a neutral third party like us may give you the advantages to have an objective view of the situation.When
When the Costco Supplier Audit in China & Asia is occurring
This Costco Supplier Audit takes place during your sourcing phase before you place an order and lock this order with a down payment.
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Where the Costco Supplier Audit in China & Asia is taking place
The Costco 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 Costco Supplier Audit in China & Asia
The Costco Supplier Audit will be performed by an experienced auditor having a significative experience in auditing according to Costco standard.
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How does the Costco Supplier Audit in China & Asia is performed
During a Costco Supplier Audit the auditor will visit the premises of your supplier and will assess its capability to comply with the Costco quality standard. He will especially follow and analyze your vendor capability to follow requirement of Costco supply chain.
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What the Costco Supplier Audit in Asia is checking
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What is the process for the Costco Supplier Audit in Asia
The Costco Supplier Audit involves the qualified auditor to get appointment with your supplier and to analyze the supplier capability to follow the Costco requirement. Normally, at this stage we may send a short questionnaire to your supplier to prepare the audit. 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 Costco standard for quality management system. The auditor will give a rate for the adherence to the standard for each sub-category of the process.
At the end of the day, a debriefing will be done with the supplier to explain him his strong and weak point and the Costco Audit report will be established.
For those supplier who are not perfectly qualified with Costco standard, we have the option to perform and establish corrective action plan and follow up which would be implemented to tend becoming more compliant with the standard and with the finality to be certified. This extra work is performed during a Quality Consulting mission which may last several months.
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What customers say
Mark L, Textile Importer, USA
“We wanted to make sure our supplier could pass the Costco audit. So instead of sending Costco to verify, pay high cost and potentially fail the audit, we have prefered anticipate potential issue by sending a third party inspection first.”
Laura C., Toys Importer, Canada
“Costco not only care about quality assurance, but make an important point about Corporate Social Responsibility in its supply chain. It was important for us to make sure the supplier we appoint to produce goods we sell to Costco to be compliant with those CSR requirement.”
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