Extensive factory audit (ISO 9001) in China and Asia
The extensive factory audit (EFA) in China and Asia should be performed before the buyer places an order with a new vendor. This extentive factory audit (ISO 9001) in China or Asia is usually performed during two days at your manufacturer's premises. It judges the manufacturer on the basis of the internationally recognised standard ISO 9001.
Depending on the result, additional services could be of your interest: AQF auditors can prepare a corrective action plan and arrange a corrective actions follow-up audit to ensure the non conformities have been modified.
Benefit of an extensive factory audit in China and Asia
The extensive factory audit in China and Asia is performed by ISO 9001 certified auditors and follows the ISO 9001 standard and abides by the criteria of their norms. In addition, there are a few check points that regard environmental and social conditions at the factory. With this factory audit you will be fully aware of the status of your business partner. If it's the first time you are working with a factory and/or you wish to build a long-term partnership, we recommend a factory audit. When importing from Asia it is important to know exactly whom you are dealing with: a vendor, a factory or even a middleman.
Highlights of the extensive factory audit in China or Asia
- Avoiding scams and inexperienced vendors
- Compare potential vendors and select viable source
- Check the needed certificates and licenses for the specific factories
- Check the factory's experience in manufacturing your product(s)
- Get the full view of the factory structure, organization, quality process and experience
What do we check during an EFA?
The extensive factory audit (ISO 9001) in China and Asia is based on the international standard with a few additional check points to give you comprehensive information about a supplier. A certified and experienced auditor assesses in how far a supplier's factory complies with the standards set for ISO 9001 audits. These checks include the full profile of your potential vendor / factory / manufacturer:
- Factory Profile: name, contact details, licenses check etc.
- Employees and Workforce: management, QC, workers etc.
- Facility Check: office, equipment, production lines etc.
- Clients and Experience: trade history, samples check etc.
- Documents Verification: licenses, certificates etc.
- Management System:
- Design Control
- Purchasing Control
- Storage Management
- Incoming Inspection
- Production Control
- Final Internal Product Inspection & Testing
- Control of Measuring & Testing Equipment
- Resource Management
- Continual Improvement
- Social Environment Responsibility
Why should I book an extensive factory audit?
Because choosing the right partner is difficult and important. Assessing your vendor according to existing and recognized international quality standards is valuable. This extensive factory audit in China and Asia will allow you to know who you are dealing with for only $596 all inclusive.
Please visit our Pricing page for more information about our fees.
After the EFA, you may request your supplier to make improvements on the non-conformities (NC) found during the initial audit. The corrective action plan following the extensive factory audit in China and Asia is a list documenting all non-conformities. It is a guide for improvements that helps the supplier to propose and implement precise and detailed corrective actions.
Pricing for the preparation of the Corrective Action Plan following the EFA (ISO 9001): USD 50.
The Corrective actions follow-up audit focuses on checking that the related corrective and preventive actions are effective. It ensures the non-conformities identified in the extensive factory audit are now conformed.
Pricing for a Corrective actions follow-up audit for EFA (ISO 9001) starts at 1 man-day. If over 40 non-conformities are to be followed-up on, 2 man-days are required. In some cases travel expenses may apply.