Why do I need Factory Audits


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What is a Factory Audit?

A Factory Audit is conducted at your supplier’s manufacturing facilities. It is designed to examine their manufacturing capacities, their quality management system, this ensures that the factory and products meet regulatory compliance and workplace safety. Our audits range from verifying business transactions to production quality compliance checks on processes and systems.

A Factory Audit is used to assess if your potential supplier is a real company and who’s exporting license is being used. Conducting audits can help to ensure your compliance to market, industry or regulatory requirements.

Supplier Audits provide you with clear picture of your supplier’s business and trading policies, the audit also provides information outlining any potential concerns or risks which may need to be addressed.

Goodada Supplier Audits aim to help you build long-term relations with your suppliers and achieve continuous improvement.

Goodada offers a range of supplier audit programs to help you engage with capable and ethical suppliers:

  • Manufacturing Audit
  • Social Audit
  • Food Audits

Factory Audit comprises of visiting the Seller and conducting an inspection in the following areas:

  • Identify the Supplier - You will find out if you are buying from a trading company or direct from the manufacturer. If you are buying from a trading company, the report will include the details of the factory. This can give you the option to source direct from the factory and save money.
  • Background Information – Our audit reviews background information such as the exporting license, financial circumstances, business licenses, sales records and factory owner details.
  • Quality Controls Procedures and Responsibilities – to ensuring the quality is maintained, testing certificates are genuine and up to date, and to verify that your supplier’s quality management system is suitable for your supply chain.
  • New Part Manufacturing Procedures – to confirm seller’s practices and procedures to production of new products. To get a full picture of your supplier’s sourcing and operational policies, and to protect your brand image.
  • Product Testing – review and verify suppliers testing procedures meet international standards.
  • Consumer Complaints – understand supplier’s practices and procedures to any consumer complaints.
  • Product Failure Responsibilities – confirm what support and commitment will the supplier make in the event of Product Failure.
  • On Time Delivery – to identify the steps supplier takes that products are delivered on time.


For more information about Factory Audit, please contact:

Contact Person: Aidan Conaty

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