Factory audit (FA) refers to an onsite factory inspection that is carried out on behalf of an importer at the premises of the manufacturer before placing an order to a new manufacturer. Factory Audit is aimed at avoiding getting involved in a bind working with the wrong factory.
Retailers, importers and buyers all require a high level of confidence in the reliability, quality and production capacity of their vendors and suppliers. In situations where there is a limited pool of suitable supply chain partners, identifying or developing vendors who meet these requirements can pose real challenges. When vendors and suppliers fail to deliver the promised level of quality, your products may be rejected during the final production and inspection stages. These products may be barred from international markets if they do not meet international quality standards or legal and normative requirements.