QIMA Manufacturing Audits (MA) are the best way to evaluate your potential supplier's reliability and capabilities – before you give them your business.
Your supply chain is only as good as its weakest link. The only way to ensure smooth running of your business and uninterrupted supply of goods is to thoroughly vet potential suppliers before integrating them into your supply chain.
Manufacturing Audits by QIMA are a cost- and time-effective way to prepare a complete profile of your potential supplier, ensuring they will become a reliable part of your global supply chain. With a QIMA Audit Report in hand you will be able to confirm that the audited site is capable of delivering to your production specifications, address and prevent potential further costly disruptions once production is launched.
Manufacturing Audit Expertise
QIMA's Manufacturing Audits adhere to the internationally recognized ISO 9000 standards for Quality Management System. Our auditors are profiled specialists with an average of 5 years of experience in the field, and undergo regular training and attestation.
In the scope of a Manufacturing Audit, QIMA auditors conduct an extensive evaluation of your supplier's facilities and management systems. The standard Manufacturing Audit covers:
Factory facilities, including condition of machinery and equipment
Workflow and organization charts
Quality assurance systems in place
Customizable Audit Programs
Our Manufacturing Audits offer a great degree of flexibility and can be customized to fit your specific requirements.
The following additional modules can be included in a QIMA supplier evaluation:
Social responsibility and compliance
R&D – sampling capacity
Hygiene, health and safety
Other modules as required
Why Perform a Manufacturing Audit
To verify that your supplier's facilities are operational and suitable for manufacturing your product
To ensure that your supplier's sourcing policies comply with your own
To identify and hedge against potential quality, operational, and ethical risks
To evaluate the competence of the factory management
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