Vietnam Country Manager
MBA in Grenoble Business School (TOP 6 French Business School)
5 year experience in Quality Control industry
Multiple languages speaking (French, English, Spanish, Mandarin)
Jul 17, 2019
Here comes the last part of our article with this part 3. In the previous parts we had listed the best tradeshows and online platforms where you can find suppliers, we then gave practical tips to build your list of potential suppliers and assess them.
With this final article it’s now time to choose the ultimate supplier you will be working with!
This article takes around 6 minutes to read (≈ 1000 words). Looking forward to see you using the tips we are sharing below.
To assess your final choice you need to be prepared and do your homework. This preliminary step is crucial. Make sure to know:
Your first email can already tell a lot.
Many online tools and tips exist:
In a word, if none of their picture are legit, can you really trust them?
Documents and certificates
Public AIC records
Be aware that information is not always up to date on some AIC websites. For a complete list of AIC websites province by province, you can always ask us.
Certificate and test reports
The best, quickest and easiest way to verify validity of such documents is simply to contact the organization that issued it. Most certification, lab-test or accreditation documents have a number and a contact with email on the front page.
Also verify that that the company that issued this document is legit and known.
We, at V-Trust, receive such inquiry every day from importers trying to verify that the document provided by their supplier was actually provided by V-Trust.
Congratulations you have now chosen your supplier! You have assessed him with all the tips and tools we shared in these 3 articles. But let’s face it, all these are just some tips and tools, mostly with online verification.
The ultimate way to assess your supplier is surely an audit on-site, by literally sending someone before you even send any deposit.
Since 2003, V-Trust offers Factory Audit solutions. Hiring us can be a way for you to save time and flight tickets. But most importantly, you are hiring professional auditors. Our auditors have a very strong expertise, they have audited hundreds of factories, they are fluent in Chinese and can quickly detect possible problems.
All our V-Trust auditors are our full time auditors, hired by us, trained by us and working for us only.
Please feel free to contact us to receive a sample report of a Factory Audit.
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Since 2003, V-Trust provides Quality Control solutions in China, Vietnam, India and Malaysia: Product Inspection, Social Audit, Factory audit and Laboratory Testing.
All our V-Trust inspectors are our full time inspectors only, hired by us, trained by us and working for us only. In 2018 our +230 full time inspectors performed +5800 inspections per month for +2300 customers.