Brannan Auto Values  







Factory Audits

Brannan Auto sends Supplier Quality Engineers to visit all of our automotive component manufacturers. For key manufacturing processes like electroplating we will send our SQEs to visit tier 2 suppliers and tooling shops. We grade manufacturers on a AA, A, AB, B, BC, C scale where a C means they are not ISO/TS 16949:2009 compliant. Areas checked during a factory audit include:

  • Engineering center
  • Raw material warehouse
  • Material testing lab
  • Manufacturing areas
  • Mould and tooling storage areas
  • Finished product warehouse
  • Rejected parts area

A typical factory audit will check dozens of process critical steps including supplier incoming inventory records, FMEA, quality control plan, design verification plan, product testing specifications, mould tooling documentation, laboratory equipment calibrations, etc.