Supplier Audits Services


PQSmitra offers supplier’s auditing services to the OEM’s / Companies/ Firms that requires its vendors/suppliers to be audited in accordance with the International  standard or specific checklist for the supplier system requirements. Many OEMs outsourced these third party audits to PQSmitra for transparency and better effectiveness of the auditing process.

PQSmitra offers Third party supplier audit services for various national and international standards. Such audits are termed as “Third Party Audits” as the auditor is not the part of the organization and performs independent audit with a focus of supplier upgradation.

In addition to system audits in accordance with National and International standards, PQSmitra also performs Exclusive audits as per the specific requirements stated by the organization or its customers. Audits are also performed as per the customer audit checklists.

Third party audits are performed by qualified auditors with an approach of “value addition” rather than “a fault finding mission”. This approach by PQSmitra offers clear, unbiased report which may sometimes not possible if the audits are performed by the internal team members of the organization. This help organizations to access the supplier performance and future business decisions.

Methodology of Third Party Supplier Audit by PQSmitra

The audit service by PQSmitra is very practical and effective. The sequence of activities are as under:

  • Appointment of PQSmitra as an auditor
  • Standard and specific audit requirements if any
  • Audit scheduling and communication with the supplier organization
  • PQSmitra auditor conducts an audit at supplier facility
  • Submission of unbiased and practical audit report

Benefits of Third Party Supplier Audit by PQSmitra

  • Cost Saving/ Effectiveness.
  • Unbiased and Clear Reporting.
  • Reports accepted by certification authorities of various International standards
  • Value addition through expertise for more than 20 years
  • Confidentiality & Transparency in the audits.

List of Third Party Supplier Audit Services

PQSmitra has developed audit services for various standards and specifications. Few of the audit standards are mentioned below:

  • ISO 9001 – Quality Management systems
  • ISO 14001 – Environmental Management systems
  • ISO 45001 – Occupational Health & Safety
  • IATF 16949 – QMS for Automotive Sector
  • VDA 6.X Quality Management System & Audits
  • AS 9100 – QMS for Aerospace Industry
  • AS 9100 – QMS for Aerospace Industry
  • ISO 22000 – Food Safety Management Systems
  • ISO 41001 – Facility Management systems
  • ISO 37001 – Anti-Bribery Management System
  • ISO 13485 – QMS for Medical Devices
  • ISO 15378 – QMS for Medicinal Packaging Material
  • API Spec Q1 – American Petroleum Institute
  • SA 8000 – Social Accountability
  • SMETA Audit – SEDEX
  • C-TPAT 2001 – Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism
  • BSCI – Business Social Compliance Initiative
  • GSV – Global Security Verification
  • WRAP – Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production
  • Customer specific requirements

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