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Supplier Audits and Factory CertificationsChoosing the right supplier can make your business model work, and choosing thew...
The following is a general summary of the information included in Sertus SupplierAudits and Factory CertificationsFaciliti...
Incoming Materials:1. Breakdown of Incoming Materials Inspections2. Breakdown of Incoming Materials Processes3. Incoming M...
Packing/Storage/Delivery:1. Methods for Ensuring Accurate Labeling of Cartons2. Inspection of Final ‘Ready to Ship’ Produc...
Sertus Supplier Audits and Factory Certifications will provide yourCompany all of the aforementioned information and much,...
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Getting a good feeling and appreciation for your counterpart when purchasing from a Chinese manufacturer is a key to a successful procurement experience. Sertus offers Supplier Audits and Factory Certifications (utilizing our proprietary rating system) to clients who have identified what appear to be good leads but have little verifiable assurances that these leads are reliable.

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  1. 1. Supplier Audits andFactory Certifications www.asiatradepro.com in t f
  2. 2. Supplier Audits and Factory CertificationsChoosing the right supplier can make your business model work, and choosing thewrong supplier can break your business.Is the supplier I have chosen, a trader, or a factory?Is the supplier really manufacturing the goods that they say they are?Can the supplier handle my orders?Does the supplier have adequate experience with the goods I wish to order?How many sub-suppliers does my supplier employ in making my products?Are these sub-suppliers audited and will they be made accountable if things go wrong?Does my supplier abide by China Law, and are they financially stable enough tooperate into the near future?Can I trust this factory with my business?Sertus has a trained and qualified team of auditors on the ground in China, ready toanswer these questions for you.Let us provide you with the information you need to make an appropriate selection ofsuppliers.Sertus Management will use the information provided by our Auditors to provide yourCompany with an educated and informed synopsis of the supplier you are considering.Let us analyze Supplier strengths and weaknesses.Let Sertus help you in choosing the right supplier for your business. www.asiatradepro.com in t f
  3. 3. The following is a general summary of the information included in Sertus SupplierAudits and Factory CertificationsFacilities:1. Ownership Structure2. Factory Lay-out3. Factory Certifications4. Factory Equipment5. Factory Labs, Warehousing, Container Loading Areas6. Photographic Evidence of all FacilitiesPersonnel:1. Factory Departments2. Staff breakdown per Department3. Staff DemographicsProducts/Production:1. Breakdown of Products Sold by Factory2. Confirmation on which Products/Components are Produced In-House3. Factory Customer Lists4. Factory Product Standards5. Factory Product Certifications6. Factory Capacity by ProductOrganization/Procedures:1. Factory Management Structure2. Understanding of Decision-Making Processes3. Factory Quality Manuals/Standards4. Factory Training Procedures5. Breakdown of Key Point-People in Factory www.asiatradepro.com in t f
  4. 4. Incoming Materials:1. Breakdown of Incoming Materials Inspections2. Breakdown of Incoming Materials Processes3. Incoming Materials Quality Control4. Record-keeping of Clients QA Requirements5. Labeling of Conforming/Non-Conforming Materials6. Segregation of Non-Conforming Materials7. Corrective Actions dealing with Receipt of Non-Conforming MaterialsIn-Process Quality Control:1. Identification of Flow-Charts2. Movement and Flow of Materials and Components3. In-Line Quality Control Procedures4. Auditing of Unfinished Goods5. Identification of Key Responsible People During Production ProcessFactory Machinery and Equipment:1. Listing of all Key Equipment2. Identification of Tooling Owned by Factory3. Critical Parameters of Machinery/Equipment4. Calibration Records of Equipment5. Calibration Processes for New Equipment6. Photographs of All Relevant Factory Equipment/MachineryFinal Inspections/QA Audits:1. Documentation of Final Inspection Processes2. Key Responsible Staff during Final Inspection3. Record-Keeping for Non-Conforming Products4. Segregation Processes for Non-Conforming Products5. Re-Inspection Processes6. QA Audit Processes for Final Accepted Product www.asiatradepro.com in t f
  5. 5. Packing/Storage/Delivery:1. Methods for Ensuring Accurate Labeling of Cartons2. Inspection of Final ‘Ready to Ship’ Product3. Storage of Final Product4. Safety/Security of Storage/Warehousing Area5. Identification of Key Warehousing/Logistics Personnel6. Labeling/Sealing/Counting of ‘Ready to Ship’ ProductConfidentiality/Communication:1. Staff Language Capabilities2. Adherence to Non-Disclosure Agreements3. Breakdown of Sub-Contracted Processes4. Sub-Supplier Auditing Processes5. Transference of Confidentiality Agreements to Sub-Suppliers6. Labeling/Record-Keeping of Product Design/Specification RevisionsWorking Conditions:1. Understanding of Factory Employment Practices2. Summary of Working Conditions3. Overall Security/Safety of Facilities4. Staff Accommodations/Working SchedulesHandling Of Complaints:1. Understanding of who is responsible for customer complaints2. Record Keeping of Complaints3. Corrective Actions4. Examples of Corrective/Preventative Actions Taken by SupplierOverall Analysis:1. How does this Factory Rate?2. How many Orders can this Factory Handle?3. How Efficient is this Factory?4. How Seriously does Management take their Standards of Procedure5. How Involved is Management in the Day-to-Day Activities of the Facility?6. What are the Factory Strengths/Weaknesses www.asiatradepro.com in t f
  6. 6. Sertus Supplier Audits and Factory Certifications will provide yourCompany all of the aforementioned information and much, much more.We are happy to customize and tailor these audits to meet your specificneeds.Whether you are beginning a new business, growing an existing business,trying to control or improve an existing supplier, or developing a newproduct, Supplier Audits should be standard practice, and should beconsidered an integral part of your business model.Contact us to find out more about the various services Sertus can providein helping you to select the right supplier for your needs. For more information on Supplier Audits and Factory Certifications, contact us at info@sertusllc.com or visit us online at www.thechinasourcingexperts.com. Some of our clients include... www.asiatradepro.com in t f

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