Student or Learner
We had tracing the updated report from the factory to you, hope will be received by this Wednesday. Please be patience.
Patience= noun - Patient = adjective : Noted
I'm chasing the report from the factory
In that case, I would say "We are chasing the factory for their report".
Most likely he is chasing down the report from the factory (trying to find it or a copy of it)
All this time, I thought Zoe was male
How does one "chase" as factory? (since it is stationary?)
Reports get lost; therefore one has to "chase down" a report that can lost in the system.
Perhaps Zoe can explain.
Perhaps "chasing a factory" is a cultural expression. In the US, it is "chasing down" something.
It is a very common term used here to indicate that a company/person/organization is being slow and that you are having to put pressure on them to complete the task - whatever that is. This is the kind of colloquialism where a decision will be needed as to whether the recipient is [loosely] American or British in their English.