Reduce downtime by using a digital template for your supplier auditing. Increase profitability by using a mobile inspection app.
Lumiform enables you to conduct digital inspections via app easier than ever before.
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Supplier auditing is a standardized system to evaluate the reliability and competence of suppliers and vendors. This is intended to ensure a high quality service. It is very important to build a strong relationship between customers and suppliers.
To use a supplier audit checklist aims to evaluate and improve smooth operations in key business areas such as manufacturing, quality assurance, engineering, invoicing and shipping.
Depending on the audit objective, different priorities are set for the review. The focus is then no longer on the entire management system and company performance (ISO 9001), but on individual technical and organizational areas such as:
As a rule, it makes sense to develop a supplier audit checklist tailored to the respective industry. In the automotive industry, for example, different aspects are audited than in the food industry.
The contents of a checklist for a supplier audit depend on the type of audit, the selected focal points and the industry. Nevertheless, most of the criteria catalogues contain similar audit questions, resulting in the following topic groups:
To carry out a supplier audit with checklist helps companies to determine whether the current performance of their supplier meets the operational standards. Below are 4 advantages for a supplier audit that result from a digital template:
1. Manage Production Downtimes
Manage reallocation of resources more effectively and track how suppliers perform against the SLA (Service Level Agreement).
2. Increase Profitability
Manage supplier risks and quality-related costs with the help of the data from the checklists.
3. Ensure Quality and Compliance
Determine whether the supplier meets the required standards by regularly reviewing his performance. Identify recurring errors and potential risks in the process, and develop contingency plans to address these issues.
4. Constantly Improve Quality
To constantly monitor and evaluate the quality of the services and products offered by suppliers. Gain a comprehensive overview of how suppliers develop over time.
A paper-based template for a supplier audit means an enormous amount of effort to be put into ensuring that quality standards are met. A lot of time is spent on paperwork and data collection instead of focusing on resolving delivery issues and manufacturer problems.
With Lumiform's mobile app, any type of supplier audit checklist can be easily accessed via tablet or smartphone by - online or offline. The desktop software is used to create checklists and the data collected on site is later evaluated. This significantly reduces the risk of quality losses, industrial accidents, documentation errors and damage to reputation.
Lumiform enables supplier audits to be carried out easily with different focuses, problems are reported in no time at all and corrective actions are quickly assigned to responsible colleagues. Easy communication with all team members and third parties enables you to improve internal processes and resolve incidents up to four times faster. Ntzte also offers the other benefits of digital technology for your supplier audits: