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Credence Inspection Services’ pre-shipment inspection gave us confidence in the quality of our products before shipment. Their detailed report helped us identify and resolve any issues, ensuring smooth transactions with our clients.

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Factory Audits

Factory audit is a comprehensive assessment of a supplier’s facilities, processes, and capabilities to evaluate compliance with quality standards, regulations, and contractual requirements. It aims to identify strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement to mitigate risks and ensure supplier reliability.

Evaluating a current or potential supplier, Factory Evaluation services will provide you & know about the detailed information on Manufacturer of your Product.

To Evaluate & Investigate on Complete factory details like

Equipments &
An Assessment of
It's Internal Quality
Major Markets &
Customer's Handled

Key points inspected during a quality system audit typically include:

  • Quality Management System: Review of documentation, procedures, and implementation of quality policies.
  • Process Control: Assessment of process controls, consistency, and adherence to standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Product Inspection: Evaluation of in-process and final product inspections to ensure products meet quality standards.
  • Training and Competence: Verification that employees are properly trained and competent in their roles.
  • Corrective Actions: Examination of the factory’s system for identifying, documenting, and addressing non-conformities.

To prepare for a factory audit, the factory should:

  • Review Documentation: Ensure all quality management documents, SOPs, and records are up-to-date and readily available.
  • Train Staff: Provide training to employees on audit procedures and ensure they understand their roles and responsibilities.
  • Conduct Internal Audits: Perform internal audits to identify and address potential issues before the official audit.
  • Implement Corrective Actions: Ensure that any previously identified non-conformities have been corrected and documented.
  • Communicate with Auditors: Establish clear communication with the audit team to understand the scope and requirements of the audit.

After a factory audit:

  • Audit Report: The auditors will provide a detailed report outlining their findings, including any non-conformities and areas for improvement.
  • Corrective Action Plan: The factory must develop and implement a corrective action plan to address any non-conformities identified during the audit.
  • Follow-Up Audits: Depending on the severity of the findings, a follow-up audit may be conducted to ensure that corrective actions have been effectively implemented.
  • Certification (if applicable): If the audit is part of a certification process, the factory may receive certification once all requirements are met.
  • Continuous Improvement: The factory should use the audit findings to continuously improve its processes and systems.

Steps of Factory Audit

Pre-Audit Preparation

Before initiating the audit process, thorough preparation is essential. This involves defining the scope of the inspection, which includes specifying the areas to be inspected and the particular aspects of the production process that require evaluation

On-Site Inspection

During the on-site inspection, the audit team conducts a comprehensive evaluation of the factory's operations. This includes a thorough examination of the production facilities, equipment, and processes to ensure they meet predefined quality standards.

Documentation and Record Review

A critical aspect of the factory audit in inspection services is the review of documentation and records. The audit team examines various documents, including quality control procedures, production logs, maintenance records, and safety protocols.

Reporting and Follow-Up

Following the inspection, the audit team compiles their findings into a comprehensive report. This report outlines the observations made during the audit, including any non-conformities, areas of improvement, and commendable practices. The report may also include recommendations for corrective actions to address identified issues and enhance overall compliance and quality performance.

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