It is of great importance to avoid surprises during the manufacturing, repair, and/or coating process that might impact delivery time or other requirements.
A technical audit can ensure that before committing with a P.O., your potential vendor is
able to perform the service as advertised.
Aspects such as technical knowledge, expertise, and capability are reviewed, along with
experience, human resources, equipment, and tooling.
A quality audit could be limited to the quality system itself or combined with a technical audit. A formal audit to define your supplier's quality system, along with an opinion, is provided outlining the strong and weak points which may impact a potential order.
The general audit outline is:
- Review company Q&A manual, procedures, work instructions and specifications.
- Experience and qualification of inspectors, welders, etc.
- Reference list of specific components of interest to the IGT