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Factory Assessment Solutions

Evaluating Quality • Driving Improvement

BUSINESS CHALLENGE

 
In today’s highly competitive market, owners, operators, and buyers need a vendor base that will partner with them to meet all aspects of production, from design and quality to product life cycle times and delivery requirements. However, how does your company effectively select new partners? Monitor the progress of existing vendors? And effectively work with vendors to keep the focus on quality over time?
 
 

OUR APPROACH

A factory assessment audits the production capability and performance of a factory against proven quality principles. As such, the key criteria assessed are policies, procedures and records that would indicate the factory’s ability to deliver consistent quality management over time, rather than at one given time or only for certain products. Core areas and processes addressed by a factory assessment include:
 
1. Quality Management System
2. Good Manufacturing Practice (Factory Environment Standards)
3. Product Control
4. Process Control
5. Personnel
 
 
KEY BENEFITS
 
A factory assessment program can assist your company to:
 

 
 

OUR SOLUTION

 
Our factory assessments are designed to help companies and suppliers work together and improve performance by providing detailed results that clearly indicate areas of strengths and opportunities. In today’s market, as owners, operators, and buyers are looking to select successful new vendors, reduce the number of vendors to more manageable levels, and promote relationships that improve overall performance, our assessment services provide an effective and unique method to help select and enhance relationships. We offer:
 
• A Best Practice Approach: Based on our experience in providing factory assessments for a portfolio of high-profile multinational companies, we have developed a “best
practices approach” that can save you time and costs in creating and maintaining an effective factory assessment program.
• Experienced Auditors: Our auditors receive comprehensive training including interpretation, auditing techniques, report writing, audit planning, integrity and consistency.
• A Strong Integrity & Ethics Program: With a reputation for strict ethical guidelines and well-trained auditors, we maintain an active and dynamic training and integrity program that is managed by a dedicated integrity team, in order to minimize the risks of corruption and to educate auditors, factories and clients regarding our integrity policies and expectations.
• Added-Value Assessments: In many cases, we have cross-trained our audit staff to conduct a multitude of differing audits & assessments including:
  ○ Capability & capacity assessments
  ○ Chemical management system assessments
  ○ Mold prevention assessments
  ○ Mill quality improvement and trim manufacturing quality assessments
  ○ Social compliance audits
  ○ Security (C-TPAT) and environmental audits
 
This gives you the option of including additional value-added assessments that can benefit both you and your suppliers.
 

FAQ

  • Can the factory assessment be customized to my industry?

    Yes, you can select from several industry specific tools that we have developed to provide a more valuable and relevant assessment. We can also customize the assessment further to your needs.

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