Clothing and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) manufacturer

This due diligence exercise was motivated by a lack of contract performance. Our client had never visited the supplier, despite having dealt with them for many years. It was believed that the products were being manufactured in the UK, when, in fact, they were being manufactured in Morocco, Turkey, Sri Lanka and India! The tendered prices were based on UK prices, hence with the overseas purchasing strategy was generating excess profit. The due diligence was applied, using our client’s contractual right of audit that gave access to the supplier’s electronic systems and all relevant records, including the contracts between the supplier and their supply chain.