Why do I need Factory Audits

Why do I need Factory Audits

Knowing who you are buying from reduces the risks of loss through Product Failure, Production Delays and Even Fraud!

What is a Factory Audit?

A Factory Audit are conducted at your supplier’s manufacturing facilities to examine their manufacturing capacities, quality management system, to provide assurance of regulatory compliance and assess product quality to identify workplace safety. Our audits range from verifying business transactions, safety and compliance checks of 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 help ensure your compliance with global market, industry and regulatory requirements.

Supplier Audits provide you with clear picture of your supplier’s business and policies, along with information outlining corrective action, if necessary. 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 the manufacturer, you will get the details of the factory so that you can buy from them and save money by cutting out the middle guy.
  • Background Information – we check information about 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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Phone:(Europe/ Rest of the World) +353 1 885 3919 ; (UK) +44.020.3287.2990 ; (North America) +1.518.290.6604