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How to Successfully Perform Supplier Audits

Supplier audits can be confusing, learn exactly how to perform them successfully.

The benefits of a supplier audit are continuous improvement and long-lasting buyer seller relationships. A supplier audit will also evaluate issues related to the management systems and the processes. The purchasing audit is also a key element for the yearly supplier evaluation.

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Agenda

Internal vs. External Audit Criteria

Step 1 - Review Contracts, Delivery Specifications, Complaints, and Quality Standards

Step 2 - Develop a Supplier Audit Checklist

  • Evaluation of Production (Manufacturing or Service) Facilities
  • Evaluation of Quality and Maintenance of Production Equipment
  • Assessment of Quality Control System (QC Related Activities)
  • Evaluation of Planning and Control System
  • Assessment of OSHA Compliance
  • Evaluation Employee Qualification System
  • Evaluation of Outsourcing Activities (If Relevant)
  • Evaluation of Subcontractors (If Relevant)
  • Assess Delivery Risk

Step 3 - Execute Audit

  • Send Questionnaire to Supplier
  • Review Supplier Questionnaire
  • Schedule on-site Review
  • Conduct On-site Supplier Audit

Step 4 - Issue Audit Report

  • Issue Observations and Recommendations to Buying Organization's Management
  • Issue Observations and Recommendations to Current or Potential Management

Fraud Exposure

  • The Purchasing Cycle
  • Administration
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This course was last revised on January 26, 2021.

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W.C. Benton, Jr.

W.C. Benton, Jr.

The Ohio State University

  • The Edwin D. Dodd professor of management, and professor of operations and supply chain management in the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University
  • Teaches courses in purchasing/supply management, manufacturing planning and control, operations analysis, facility design and the business of health care to M.B.A. and doctoral candidates
  • Partner in W.C. Benton and Associates, a construction management consulting firm
  • Published more than 200 articles in the areas of purchasing management, inventory control, supply chain management, quality assurance, materials management and health care
  • Frequent speaker and recognized operations management researcher
  • Worked as a sourcing consultant for companies throughout the world, including Australia, Canada, China, India, New Zealand, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Vienna, and the United States
  • Served as an expert witness for the private and public sector procurement cases
  • Doctorate in operations and systems management, and quantitative business analysis, Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana
  • Can be contacted at 614-292-8868, fisher.osu.edu/people/benton.1, or [email protected]
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Published 2021
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