TERRY & SONS UPHOLSTERY CO
LUKE ADAMS, GENERAL MANAGER
SIMON BARTTER CEO DELTAPAK
Having a world class supply chain is critical to URM’s success. QualityTrade.com is by far our preferred platform for sourcing high quality equipment and materials.”
DAVID JOHNSTON, GENERAL MANAGER, URM GROUP
Here at QualityTrade, we have a strong focus on ethical, safe, compliant business practices. We connect our buyers with reliable companies who have proven their credibility. In addition, we offer an extensive range of services through our own company, or through partnerships with external bodies, to ensure all your concerns are met with the utmost diligence.
When carrying out a sourcing assignment, QualityTrade will research relevant companies who can produce your products and services to your desired specification. We work across a broad spectrum of industries, covering an extensive range of manufacturers and suppliers that fulfil our stringent quality and compliance criteria. We provide a shortlist of the companies that best meet your business needs, benchmarking them against international peers in relation to quality, price and compliancy to enable you to adequately assess their suitability for trade.
If you are looking to obtain an ISO certification, we can place you in direct contact with an accredited certification body to carry out this process.
For more information, visit our certification body register.
It is important to undertake an inspection to ensure the production process of the products you are looking to purchase for your business follow appropriate quality and safety measures. It is important for both buyers who are purchasing the products, and suppliers who are looking to improve productivity, reduce defect rates and reduce rework and waste.
Here at QualityTrade, we can organise a pre-delivery inspection that can be carried out by the buyer or the seller, prior to the final delivery of the product.
Here at QualityTrade, we promote companies that have been audited and certified by third party conformity assessment bodies (CABs), who are accredited by bodies under the IAF. If you are looking to have an audit carried out, contact us and we can connect you with an appropriate body. Alternatively, refer to our service providers list.
Environmental Audit: an environmental audit assesses the extent to which an organisation is carrying out practices that minimise harm to the environment. ISO 14001 can be used by any sector and sets out the criteria for an environmental management system. Be connected with a service provider who can assess factory compliance with local laws and regulations for environmental protection.
Compliance Audit: A compliance audit is a comprehensive and thorough review of an organisation’s adherence regulatory guidelines to ensure better quality products and a higher quality service. Connect with a service provider that can send an inspection team to your facility to ensure complete compliance reports with focus on specific parameters.
Safety Audit: A safety audit ensures that the safety practices, programs and procedures within a facility are effective and reliable, while a safety inspection further guarantees the facility is free of any major hazards, such as mishandling of dangerous substances.
Quality Audit: A quality audit assesses the quality of the product, as well as the process and systems used for manufacturing, packaging and storing the product. ISO 9001 is the most widely recognised Quality Management System and helps organisations meet the expectations and needs of their customers.
Factory Audit: A factory audit is typically conducted prior to placing your initial order and periodically to ensure your supplier continues to meet your standards. By completing an audit of their manufacturing and storage facilities, you can streamline and expedite your search for a strategic alliance with a supplier that can live up to the promise of quality, cost and compliance.
Ethical Audit: An ethical audit covers a lot of aspects that determine is a company is concerned about the wellbeing of their clients, employees, environment, community and customers. It ensures that factories are operating with ethical laws and standards in place and are in complete compliance with international and region-specific business standards, certifications and ethics, no matter where they are located.
Food Safety Audit: A food safety audit is in place to check the capability of a company’s food safety program and to assure they comply with country specific food safety standards.
Third Party Inspection: Third-party compliance audit is a highly effective way of ensuring that a manufacturer or supplier is operating in complete compliance of the standards in their respective regions and requirements. All processes are unbiased and transparent to help suppliers and manufacturers in overcoming issues that might keep them from achieving certifications for quality assurance.