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Supplier Auditing Training

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Supply chain management is an essential part of an organization’s business due to the increase in dependence on outsourcing.    Supplier Auditing can be useful in verifying a supplier’s processes, products or services for compliance against regulatory requirements, customer specific requirements or agreed standards.

Results of the audit provide useful information for decision making which can impact supplier selection and control.  Consideration has to be taken to ensure auditor competency in providing reliable audit results.

  • To provide an understanding of the fundamentals on supplier auditing
  • To provide knowledge and skills to plan, conduct, report and follow up audit findings to ensure contractual requirements between the supplier and the customer have been met

Participants would be able to:-
  • perform an audit with the skills and methodology acquired;
  • demonstrate the process-based approach in auditing the supplier
  • provide a report on areas that are effectively implemented, require improvement or nonconforming to the specified requirements
Day 1
  • Introduction
    • Introduction
    • Objectives
    • Time-table
  • Fundamentals of Audit
    • What is an audit
    • Definitions of key audit terms
    • Principles of auditing
    • Audit process flow
    • Classification of audit findings
  • Overview of Supplier Audit
    • Factors affecting the audit
      • Supplier’s risk
      • Contractual requirements
      • Cost & economics
    • Why, When, What, Who, Where, How of the audit
  • Supplier Audit Programme
    • PDCA cycle
    • Establishing the programme
    • Implementing the programme
    • Monitoring the programme
    • Review and improvement
  • Process Based Auditing
    • What is a process
    • Process-based system
    • Process based auditing approach
    • Combined audit of integrated system
  • Initiating the Audit
    • Audit brief
    • Initial contact with auditee
    • Feasibility of the audit
  • Preparing the Audit
    • Preparatory document review
    • Audit plan
    • Audit checklist
    • Auditor toolkit

Day 2
  • Conducting the Audit
    • Overview of conducting audit
    • Opening meeting
    • Collecting evidence
    • Conducting interview
    • Questioning technique
    • Auditor do’s and don’ts
    • Determining audit findings
    • Agreeing nonconformities
    • Review meeting
    • Closing meeting
    • Simulated audit activity
  • Reporting the audit
    • The audit report
    • Basic writing rules
    • Writing nonconformity
    • Writing observation
    • Writing conclusion statement
  • Follow-up and Surveillance
    • Post audit action
    • Correction, corrective and preventive action
    • Follow-up activities
    • Surveillance
This course is designed for any personnel such as engineers & managers who are involved in supplier quality assurance functions & supplier auditing.
All Neville-Clarke tutors are full time consultants, auditors and trainers.  The tutor assigned is always an experienced professional with practical application of the subject matter, who will be able to understand and meet the unique requirement of your industry.

This is a two-day course running from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
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