Factory or Trading Company?
How many % of the exported material is outsourced?
What is the turn over of the company?
Exactly how much?
What is the main market?
How is the QUALITY offered?
If the quality shown is horrible the visit must end.
How is the PRICE offered compared with the market?
Similar items must compared! Can't compare Onions and Apples as an example.
What is the Payment Term offered?
How many workers does the Supplier have?
How many work on Quality Assurance?
How many work on Research and Development?
Does the Vendor have showroom?
How is the cleanness of the Showroom?
Does the showroom have different families of items? (Ex: SS Cutlery and Plastic Chair
Are u visiting the Workshop?
Check the cleanliness and orderliness of both the factory and the office?
Observe the production equipment, their condition and output capacity (calculate: can they really produce as much as they claim?)
N/A is used when only the showroom is visited, most in cases of Trading Companies.
Comparing the samples on the production line with the ones you saw on the showroom, what is the result of the quality?
Please engage a talking about the kind of qualities they work with.
Observe what in-process checks are being carried out during production.
Figure out what testing or final inspection processes are occurring. Are they meaningful or just for show?
What is your final opinion about the workshop?
Does the factory have Lab?
Visit their test laboratory but don’t be blinded by impressive looking equipment – is there evidence of regular testing to appropriate criteria?
Is the warehouse available for visit?
Take a look in the warehouse and identify where else they are selling products to (local or overseas? to developed or developing economies?) Please list
On your own opinion,. Did the supplier Pass the visit?
Ask the Vendor to send copies of the company?s business license, ISO certification and relevant product reports etc. , to our Procurement Department.