Supplier and Factory Profile
Number of Workers
Factory Risk for Audit
Is this factory supplying other large retailers? If yes, by who and have they recently undergone an audit on behalf of these retailers, what was the result?
Does the factory have a Quality management system in place?
Is the factory ISO 9001 certified?
Is the factory clean, tidy and well maintained?
Is the factory well lit and ventilated?
Goods Inward Area
Is incoming stock clearly marked and segregated?
Is incoming stock checked for quality/compliance to order?
Is it clear where rejected products and components are stored?
Are there work instructions available to the workers at each stage of production?
Are there samples of approved finished products available for production workers to review?
Is there suitable machinery or equipment on site for the production of Woolworths products?
Is machinery regularly maintained and serviced?
Does the factory sub contract any work?
If the factory sub contracts work do they visit or audit the contracted factory?
Where required, does the factory conduct inspection/testing of products within the production area?
Do you think rejected components could end up back in production?
Are finished products stored in suitable conditions and an organised way?
Meet the person responsible for product quality. Is this their only job in the factory?
Do you believe there is enough in line QA processes to ensure a compliant product is produced each time?
Is there a final quality sign off at the end of the production line? If so, who by?
Do you believe the staff are suitable trained to do the task they perform?
Do the staff have signed training records?
Are staff multi-tasked to use different equipment?
Are customer reference samples/specifications kept at the factory?
Do the samples/specifications appear to be actively used in production or quality control?
If currently supplying Woolworths, can you site where Woolworths product specifications and production specifications are kept?
Do any workers look very young?
Where appropriate, are workers using/wearing safety clothing and equipment? If so, is it suitable for the task they are performing?
Does management speak respectfully about the staff?
Is there fresh drinking water available?
Is there a relaxation space for break times?
Are there fire alarms available? If yes are they tested regularly?
Is there fire equipment available? If yes is this equipment easily accessible?
Are there fire escapes available for workers? If yes are these easily accessible and unlocked?
Does the factory have accommodation?
Are the sexes segregated?
Is there space for eating and/or food preparation?
Is there space for relaxation?
Are there any parts of the facility that you are not visiting?
Does the factory look fairly clean and pest free?
Is there any evidence of pollution?
Are chimneys belching smoke?
Is there waste water being produced? If yes, where does it go?
How does the factory deal with its waste materials and waste packaging?
Ask management about the factory's environmental impacts. They should identify some and explain how they are dealing with them.