Supplier Factories Require Regular Assessment and Verification
Retail, brand and manufacturing importers know the benefits of a diversified supplier factory community able to meet stringent requirements for the integrity of goods produced. With similar importance, importers also know each factory’s quality systems, workplace environment and adherence to social standards also have a direct impact not only on products manufactured, but also on the ultimate viability of the multi-enterprise ecosystem. The most in-depth form of supplier evaluation, factory audits ensures that your vendors and suppliers can undertake a product order per your specific requirements. Administration of the organization’s factory audit requirements, often unique by product category and supplier, can be a daunting task. Luckily, advances in software, online collaboration and analysis technologies offer innovative solutions to help importers effectively manage the global factory audit program.
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Online Collaboration and Automated Reconciliation to Ensure Supplier Facility Compliance
Clarity™ Factory Compliance, a hosted software module and information collaboration system on the ClearTrack® Global Trade Management network platform, addresses the challenges of verifying the social compliance, quality system and facility security of each factory across the supplier community by replacing offline, manual methods with the latest cloud-based collaboration and application techniques. Factory Compliance application provides a systematic way of reconciling social compliance, quality system, and security audit requirements and results to each supplier, factory, purchase order, product category, and item. There is no need to manually verify every step in your factory audit workflows. Each requirement is measured and validated prior to order release for shipment, improving the organization’s ability to handle order volumes, avoid unnecessary, duplicate expenses and reduce risk.