As a follow-up to an an article we posted in March, we wanted to go into more specifics regarding on-site supplier verification.
As noted, it’s not always cost effective to do a comprehensive ISO based or general QMS audit for each supplier you’re considering working with. But, there are basic questions looming that you need to make the right decisions…
One option for supplier verification is a basic on-site check.
What you find out:
- Factory information
- Type of ownership, address & contact information
- Production Capacity (Annual Basis)
- Category, total capacity, units shipped & % capacity
- Export Markets
- U.S., EU, South America, etc. & % volume
- Key Clients (Past Year)