Manufacturing Audits

Your supply chain is only as good as its weakest link. The only way to ensure smooth running of your business and uninterrupted supply of goods is to thoroughly vet potential suppliers before integrating them into your supply chain.

Manufacturing Audits by Panda are a cost- and time-effective way to prepare a complete profile of your potential supplier, ensuring they will become a reliable part of your global supply chain. With a Panda Audit Report in hand you will be able to confirm that the audited site is capable of delivering to your production specifications, address and prevent potential further costly disruptions once production is launched.

Manufacturing Audit Expertise

Panda’s Manufacturing Audits adhere to the internationally recognized ISO 9000 standards for Quality Management System. Our auditors are profiled specialists with an average of 5 years of experience in the field, and undergo regular training and attestation.

In the scope of a Manufacturing Audit, auditors conduct an extensive evaluation of your supplier’s facilities and management systems. The standard Manufacturing Audit covers:

Factory profile

Production capacities

Factory facilities, including condition of machinery and equipment

Workflow and organization charts

Quality assurance systems in place

Customizable Audit Programs

Our Manufacturing Audits offer a great degree of flexibility and can be customized to fit your specific requirements.

The following additional modules can be included in a Panda supplier evaluation:

Social responsibility and compliance

Procurement conditions

R&D – sampling capacity

Hygiene, health and safety

Environmental impact

RoHS standards

Other modules as required

Why Perform a Manufacturing Audit

To verify that your supplier’s facilities are operational and suitable for manufacturing your product

To ensure that your supplier’s sourcing policies comply with your own

To identify and hedge against potential quality, operational, and ethical risks

To evaluate the competence of the factory management