Factory Capability and Quality Audits

Overview

Risk management starts at the source with UL's factory capability and quality audits. Our experts help determine whether a facility is qualified for and capable of delivering the work entrusted to it by our customers, both now and into the future.

Definition

UL factory capability and quality audits evaluate a facility’s manufacturing capabilities, management structure, quality control processes, document control and working conditions. Depending on client specifications and industry needs, we also evaluate other concerns that may impact product quality, timeliness of deliveries and the capacity of the facility.

Benefits

UL factory inspections help our customers have confidence in the reliability and quality of the suppliers they may choose to work with and the quality of the products sourced from these suppliers.

Our audits focus on the facility’s quality control process and manufacturing capabilities. We provide our customers with vital information highlighting both the strengths and weaknesses of a manufacturer so that they may make informed business decisions.

UL’s experts also assess a factory’s competence to deliver consistent quality over the long term. Key processes addressed include:

  • Quality management system
  • Good manufacturing practice (factory environment standards)
  • Product control
  • Process control
  • Personnel

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PRODUCTS THIS SERVICE APPLIES TO

Apparel and textiles, dietary supplements, electronics and electrical, food and beverage, footwear and leather goods, general consumer merchandise, health and beauty care, household chemicals, jewelry and watches, OTC/pharmaceuticals, premiums and promotional products, store brands/private label, toys, nursery and children’s products

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