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Factory Assessment

Working with your Suppliers to Improve Quality

Business Challenge

In today’s highly competitive consumer market, retailers and buyers need a supplier 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 a retailer or buyer effectively select new partners? Monitor the progress of existing suppliers? And effectively work with suppliers to keep the focus on quality over time?

Solution

What is a factory assessment? 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

Our factory assessments are designed to help retailers and suppliers work together and improve performance by providing detailed results that clearly indicate areas of strengths and opportunities. In today’s market, as retailers and buyers are looking to select successful and reliable new suppliers, reduce the number of suppliers 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.

Why Choose Bureau Veritas?

  • Global Resources With locations around the world, we can assess the factories of your vendors where you need it.
  • Enhanced Reporting Capabilities Our reporting system tracks results over time and between vendors, allowing you to monitor progress, identify suppliers of preference and drive quality throughout the manufacturing process

 

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

  • What type of report will I receive after the factory assessment is completed?

    You will receive a summary report and a score card report that will include both an overall score and rating per section, highlighting key strengths and areas needing improvement. Our objective is to provide measurable results to both vendors and retailers as they work together for shared success.

  • Can the factory assessment be customised 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 customise the assessment further to your needs.

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Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services

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We perform factory assessments in all sourcing countries. Please contact us for pricing.

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