Another quick article in my Quality Control processes series, today I'll be explaining the concept of Supplier Evaluation.
Consider depending you are working with a supplier in China and they are not delivering the results that they promised. Or maybe you're contemplating working with a new supplier in China, and you've rather avoided the hassle that comes from them failing to meet your expectations. If so, you need to use a qualified evaluation service, which can make sure you get what you want, when you want at the level of quality you need.
Talk to a specialist
Because of the difficulties inherent in conducting business in China it's better to use a local firm for your evaluation services. They'll be able to talk to the factory in their language, and to you in yours.
Your supplier evaluations should be conducted in a manner that conforms to the international quality standard ISO 9001. The supplier evaluation service should provide a report based on recognized criteria for supplier performance, including:
– Production Equipment
– Production Capacity
– Quality Control
– Social Compliance
– Material Supply Chain Evaluation
– Organizational Cleanness
– Business Registration and Management Performance
You should be able to work with your provider of evaluation services to build in specific criteria that affect your business too; This kind of evaluation is not a "one size fits all" process.
To make the best of your opportunities in China, engage a company to perform a supplier evaluation for you, and be certain that your business relationship starts on a healthy footing.
You can find a reliable provider of supplier evaluation services in China here.
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