Supplier audit process and documentation
Supplier audit process is conducted to ensure supplier internal system is sufficient to producing quality product and to ensure that purchased product conforms to requirements.
Supplier audit process to ensure that supplier internal system is conducting quality and its sufficient to comply requirement of end application that is purchased product conforms to requirements to our end, supplier audit process through conducting audit of each activities which is in scope of audit to identify non conformity which can directly or indirectly affect product quality which is purchasing from suppliers. To maintain our quality of product and improvement of customer satisfaction our product’s all the parts needs to improvement, mostly in engineering companies, heavy machinery, automotive applications manufacturers needs to aware of the supplier audits, because the those application is type of assembling which parts are comes from various suppliers, to end of the application assembling in case any standard or application is not conducting its values of standards and technical requirements that its complete loss of products and market reputation, in technical specification 16949 – international standards strongly recommended for the supplier chain audit, each supplier should be proper audited to ensure the product quality will be maintained at the end of application requirements and standards should be fulfilled during the producing the materials by supplier so its very important for the customer to frequently conducting the audit at supplier premises.
The purpose of the supplier audit to enhancement of the productivity of supplier and internal quality and management system to minimize risk level with product which is supplies to company, supplier audit is identify non conformity during the audit in internal system which can treat low product quality, increasing costing and other effect directly harm to our end application so its important for the company to conducting internal audit of supplier system and improve its system to reliable for end application standards and technical requirements. The technical audit has been perform at the supplier site for all the incoming product and its inspection, quality testing and facilities of testing, method of quality testing and other supporting systems are major for quality improvement, mostly quality inspection audit is important for the incoming products.
To conducing supplier audit generally audit plan is prepared as per scope accepted by supplier and should be accepted supplier audit plan and confirmed as return to conduct audit at the it’s premises, on base of the audit plan all the concern activities are conducted at supplier facilities, the audit is conducted on defined methods and sequences is defined as per standards for supplier audit. The motive of the supplier audit is in center of the audit, why the audit is conducting, there is possible any new product is released by supplier, any costing concern issues, annual reviews, quality concern reasons or any documentation / system audits are general reasons for supplier audit. The document is conducted after the supplier audit is supplier audit summary report which all the concern information of audit in summarized merged in single report, see picture below for reference format given for education purpose:
The supplier audit summary report is single format document where all the audit activities, information, non conformity, audit details are merged as result of supplier audit. The audit at supplier facility to determine the all the production processes are improvements, quality controlled and all concern corrective actions which should conducted sufficiently to ensure product quality supplies to meet end applications. On base of supplier audit summary report results show the supplier has to improve the quality control system and where is the treats, non conformity and actions are not proper implemented, hence remains all the actions are immediate has to take by supplier for provides good quality material.
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