Supplier audits (part of supply chain auditing and supply chain assurance) are for organisations that want to ensure they get the level of service they need from key suppliers, including aspects relating to:
- Security management systems for the supply chain (and ISO 28000)
- Information security (and ISO/IEC 27001),
- Business continuity (ISO 22301),
- Quality (and ISO 9001 and/or ISO 14001 and/or OHSAH 18001).
Good practice in this area will help the organisation demonstrate, to customers and shareholders, that it is itself a reliable and trustworthy supplier. It will also help the board and management demonstrate good levels of control and governance.
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Supplier audit and supply chain assurance service
Our supplier audit and supply chain assurance service is non-sector specific and includes both training and consultancy. It ensures you deliver the degree of assurance you and your stakeholders require with maximum efficiency. Our consultants ensure your supplier audit and monitoring regime are running efficiently and effectively by optimising the use of data collection, using remote and on-site auditing. Where appropriate, we recommend the use of ISO 28000, the management system standard for supply chain security.
The service commences with an assessment of any existing arrangements followed by a facilitated session with key players to develop a suitable risk approach that informs the development of an audit and monitoring programme that relates to the degree of dependency of your operations on each supplier.
Our consultants ensure your arrangements give due consideration to a number of factors and integrate them all into a single scheme. The topics covered can, subject to your requirements, include:
- Business continuity;
- Information security;
- Quality assurance and control;
- Environmental issues;
Our consultants have worked on supplier assurance schemes with clients and in a number of sectors, including:
- Financial services;
- Gaming industry;
- Print solutions;
- Debit and credit card manufacturers.