Topic outline

  • Task: SS115-004


    Supplier Selection

    Knowledge Category: II.D.3. Audit Planning and Implementation

    Functional Discipline: Quality

    ADLI Scale: II.D.3.

    Process: Perform Full Quality Management System Evaluation

    Process Purpose: 

    Perform a complete quality management system evaluation of the selected supplier/partner to ensure compliance to all applicable requirements. Ensure the results of the evaluation are appropriately documented, to include any findings or observations.

    Supplier Emphasis: 

    Ensure supplier/partner has a QMS in place to meet the requirements of the purchasing documents. May include additional focus items such as special process and NDT controls, as well as, sub-tier supplier management control.

    Knowledge and Skills Requirements: 

    Based on a review of the quality requirements, ability to determine the scope of supplier/partner QMS evaluation. Ability to perform a complete quality management system evaluation of the selected supplier/partner to ensure compliance to all applicable requirements. Ability to ensure supplier/partner has effective controls in place to ensure their suppliers have compliant and effective QMS. Ability ensure the results of the evaluation are appropriately documented, to include any findings or observations. Ability to add the resulting new knowledge to the organizational knowledge library.