Modern businesses with large, global supply chains often lack visibility over what is happening on the ground at their supplier’s factories.
How do you encourage continuous improvement among your suppliers? How can you proactively ensure your supply chain is ethical, safe, sustainable and effective?
Supplier audits answer these questions and many more. Audits provide a complete picture of your factory’s operations and ensure compliance to industry standards, globally recognized frameworks or to your business’ own established code of conduct.
In this complimentary webinar, QIMA expert Terri Olano will provide an introduction to the various types of supplier audits and their benefits.
Terri Olano is a Senior Business Development Manager with QIMA. With a degree in textile engineering, Terri has over 29 years of experience in manufacturing, quality, inspections and facility audits, both through apparel companies and third-party service providers.
Introduced to factory audits in 1996, Terri fell in love with the idea of reviewing the complexities of the manufacturing processes while also verifying the safety, quality and capabilities of the factory. This led to additional training and expansion of her internal audit scope to include social accountability and responsible sourcing and C-TPAT audits. The audits have varied across different industries including softlines, hardlines, food facilities, filling locations, paper facilities and more. Terri estimates to have completed around 2500 audits over a 20-year period and continues to perform audits as needed.