Supplier and Factory Profile

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  • Product Types

  • Factory Size

  • Number of Workers

Factory Risk for Audit

General Observations

  • Is this factory supplying companies similar to J&J? If yes, by who and have they recently undergone an audit on behalf of these companies, what was the result?

  • Does the factory have a Quality management system in place?

  • Is the factory ISO 9001 certified?

  • Is the factory clean, tidy and well maintained?

  • Is the factory well lit and ventilated?

Goods Inward Area

  • Is incoming stock clearly marked and segregated?

  • Is incoming stock checked for quality/compliance to order?

  • Is it clear where rejected products and components are stored?

Production Control

  • Are there work instructions available to the workers at each stage of production?

  • Are there samples of approved finished products available for production workers to review?

  • Is there suitable machinery or equipment on site for the production of Woolworths products?

  • Is machinery regularly maintained and serviced?

  • Does the factory sub contract any work?

  • If the factory sub contracts work do they visit or audit the contracted factory?

  • Where required, does the factory conduct inspection/testing of products within the production area?

  • Do you think rejected components could end up back in production?

  • Are finished products stored in suitable conditions and an organised way?

Product Quality

  • Meet the person responsible for product quality. Is this their only job in the factory?

  • Do you believe there is enough in line QA processes to ensure a compliant product is produced each time?

  • Is there a final quality sign off at the end of the production line? If so, who by?

Staff Training

  • Do you believe the staff are suitable trained to do the task they perform?

  • Do the staff have signed training records?

  • Are staff multi-tasked to use different equipment?

Record Keeping

  • Are customer reference samples/specifications kept at the factory?

  • Do the samples/specifications appear to be actively used in production or quality control?

  • If currently supplying Woolworths, can you site where Woolworths product specifications and production specifications are kept?

Worker Conditions

  • Do any workers look very young?

  • Where appropriate, are workers using/wearing safety clothing and equipment? If so, is it suitable for the task they are performing?

  • Does management speak respectfully about the staff?

  • Is there fresh drinking water available?

  • Is there a relaxation space for break times?

  • Are there fire alarms available? If yes are they tested regularly?

  • Is there fire equipment available? If yes is this equipment easily accessible?

  • Are there fire escapes available for workers? If yes are these easily accessible and unlocked?

Factory Accomodation

  • Does the factory have accommodation?

  • Are the sexes segregated?

  • Is there space for eating and/or food preparation?

  • Is there space for relaxation?

  • Are there any parts of the facility that you are not visiting?

Environmental Factors

  • Does the factory look fairly clean and pest free?

  • Is there any evidence of pollution?

  • Are chimneys belching smoke?

  • Is there waste water being produced? If yes, where does it go?

  • How does the factory deal with its waste materials and waste packaging?

  • Ask management about the factory's environmental impacts. They should identify some and explain how they are dealing with them.

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