Scandic Sourcing has developed a comprehensive audit package covering a wide range of needs to ensure quality for your outsourced China operations. All audits are conducted on-site at your Chinese supplier's plant, by our experienced Chinese and Western engineers. Scandic Sourcing has developed four main Audit Services:
It's not always easy to verify whether or not the claims of your Chinese supplier are true. They might present you with an impressive website and lofty promises, but how well does it correspond with reality? Are the photos of his plant up to date? Are they even real? Scandic Sourcing can make a visit at your supplier's plant and make a general inspection, based on your specifications. We can control the Chinese supplier's documentation, ISO standards, make sure he holds adequate an business license, and more. Read more about our Supplier Verification here.
Quality System Audit
Our Quality System audit is a program to assess and improve your supplier's quality systems. Our engineers will visit the Chinese supplier's plant and evaluate a range of areas related to quality processes, such as order handling, quality systems, handling of incoming raw material, assessment of lab facilities, production equipment and more. Read more about our supplier audit here.
Supplier Code of Conduct audit
To ensure fair labor practices and proper ethical behavior at your Chinese supplier's plant, Scandic Sourcing has developed an award winning Code of Conduct Audit Program, which ensures that your Chinese supplier is acting in line with your companys ESG values. The Code of Conduct Audit lays emphasis on the worker and the environment, by controlling areas such as worker safety, working hours, staff facilities, noise levels, general appearance and more. The Code of Conduct Audit benchmarking protocol developed by Scandic Sourcing won the Swedish Chamber of Commerce award for Innovation and fits well with sustainability reporting according to Directive 2014/95/EU – EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD).
Scandic Sourcing recommends using the Code of Conduct Audit together with the Quality System Audit, to get the complete picture of your supplier's operations.
Read more about our Code of Conduct audit here.
To ensure the quality of your outsourced products, Scandic Sourcing provides Quality Control inspections, in any of the stages of production, tailored after your quality specifications. The quality control can be performed early in the production process (to make sure any potential errors are dealt with in an early stage, potentially saving you costs later on), as First Article Inspection or as a Pre-shipment Control – depending on your company's individual needs.
Read more about Quality Control here.