WHY AUDIT YOUR SUPPLIERS?
Why Audit your Suppliers?
WHY ARE SECOND PARTY AUDITS CARRIED OUT?
It is important that when it is essential for your organization to hire services or buy a product, you verify that your suppliers comply with the requirements that guarantee that their processes are being carried out properly and that they are in line with the objectives and goals of your organization.
The most efficient way to verify that your suppliers have an approach based on quality standards are audits, which will give you security about their services or products.
Every day the market demands more and more in any industry, therefore, the relevance of having good suppliers to achieve the necessary synergy for your organization to provide quality.
Whether in the construction, food, automotive or any other industry, second party audits can be carried out.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO EVALUATE YOUR SUPPLIERS?
Audits can be carried out according to your needs and the times that you establish, however, it is advisable that at the beginning of the hiring of suppliers is communicated to them that the review will take place before signing the contract or in the course of a project if it is the case; if your supplier will be fixed it is better that the audit is performed before starting work, with this you will not have problems because you will have the certainty of working properly.
Supplier audits are carried out by the various certifying companies that are responsible for the entire process, from contacting your supplier to the certification of these, and the feedback you have with your team to resolve doubts or provide clarifications that may arise in terms of audit exercises.
WHAT STANDARDS CAN BE APPLIED TO YOUR SUPPLIERS?
To achieve optimal results, supplier audits review the points established by ISO standards, which are the fundamentals that must be followed to comply with the standards.
Audits may vary depending on the standard you want your suppliers to be reviewed against. The essential and most common standard is ISO 9001, which focuses on quality, followed by ISO 14001 based on the commitment to care for the environment, and the third most frequent is ISO 45001, which deals with occupational health and safety.
On the other hand, the range of industries is huge, so the standards to which your suppliers can be certified will depend on the needs of your organization.
For example, if your organization focuses on food, your input suppliers must follow the ISO 22000 standard, which deals with food safety review. As in this case, it varies according to your line of business, what is certain is that the ISO norms have each standard that can review and contribute to the fulfillment of the necessary specifications in each branch of the supply chain.
In case you require more information about which standard is the most suitable for your suppliers to be certified, our team is able to guide you and provide you with the necessary information, contact us!
WHAT DOES AUDITING BRING TO YOUR ORGANIZATION AND YOUR SUPPLIERS?
- Improved product or service quality
Prevents possible risks
In case of any inconvenience, they will have a protocol to follow.
Decreases possible reprocesses
You make sure you are following the requirements of an international standard.
Greater strength in your supply chain
Better monitoring of your supplier’s performance
As you can see, the above points are essential for your organization to keep control over your suppliers, in order to best meet your objectives and comply with the principles that your organization needs to achieve the desired success.
In QAlliance we take care of verifying that your suppliers follow up and comply with the rules that apply to them, our auditors are always at your service with the willingness to support the improvement and development of organizations, contact us for more information.