A factory audit is needed before starting a longterm partnership with a new supplier. SMATRA assess the production facilities, check the quality assurance plans, production capacity, staff qualifications and abilities, working environment, supplier’s management and organization as well as verifying the involvement of sub-contractors. All this is done to reduce the risks for the buyer and to avoid inferior quality or even non delivery in advance.
- In depth analysis of manufacturer
- Check of company’s management system, quality assurance , organisation
- Manufacturing standards
- Research on reputation of company