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WHAT IS IFE

  • The IFE is a simple audit focused on factory’s general information such as the profile, type of customers, number of employees, licenses, working time, average lead time etc.
  • The auditor conducts a quick overview of the production processes and checks if any quality system is in place. The audit breaks down in the below sections :
  • • Factory profile
  • • Major Customers
  • • Number of employees
  • • Working time
  • • Lead times
  • • Main Components / materials
  • • Process steps
  • Every section is illustrated with related pictures.

WHEN TO CONDUCT AN IFE

  • Before engaging in any contractual relation with a supplier it is important to conduct an audit. Generally, a full technical audit might be preferred if you are aiming at a long term and regular collaboration with a particular manufacturer while the IFE is a less expensive solution before placing a one shot order for example.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO VERIFY A SUPPLIER

  • Meeting a supplier at a trade show or through an internet platform will never be enough to genuinely assess their capacity to fulfill your requirements. The price for this service is probably a very little fraction compare to the potential cost that could occur from not really knowing who you are dealing with

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