TAFE iMaRQ Audit – Supplier Assessment

What is TAFE iMaRQ Customer Audit?

TAFE (Tractors and Farm Equipment’s Limited) is an Indian tractor major incorporated in 1960 at Chennai. The third-largest tractor manufacturer in the world and the second largest in India by volumes.

In the recent past, TAFE introduced the “Supplier Quality System Survey – TAFE iMaRQ Audit” which ensures the control over the processes carried out at the vendor’s end. The requirements of this audit checklist are implemented by the vendors in supply chain to assure the consistency in quality, delivery, and overall performance.

The focus of TAFE iMaRQ Audit is the upgradation of the supplier with respect to Quality, Productivity, Safety and Systems to ensure the quality of component / part supplied by the vendor.



Hassle-free TAFE iMaRQ Audit with PQSmitra

PQSmitra offers services for detailed study of the audit checklist and successful implementation at client. The implementation involves training to follow actual shop floor practices and maintaining relevant documentation. PQSmitra team adopts a simple and systematic approach which helps in effective implementation and better audit results.

PQSmitra has developed a standard methodology to implement the customer specific requirements. The implantation methodology is as below:

Simple & Practical Methodology


Initial Review

  • Review of the existing  System
  • Gap analysis and planning for the compliance


  • Designing and developing of forms, formats, and procedures
  • Training and Hand holding/ support for implementation

Effective Verification

  • Internal audit for verification of implemented system
  • Management review

Audit clearance

  • Audit / verification
  • Closure of non-conformities support if any

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Quality audit and process verification
  • Process control
  • Safety management
  • Risk Management
  • Legal Compliance and Environment
  • Performance management & Sustainability

Note : The above audit criteria is mentioned based on the experience. As it the sole property of TAFE Limited, the checklist/audit criteria can be modified and revised at any point in time.

The organization shall demonstrate continual improvement in this field of by maintaining, establishing, implementing and providing these requirements.

The Requirements are as follows:

  • The Quality System Documentation
  • Process control and Required documents
  • Performance Measurement Records
  • Standard operating Procedures & Visual Management Implementation
  • Health & Safety Related Requirements
  • Legal & Environmental compliance
  • Human Resources competence and training matrix
  • Operational System Improvements.
  • Recognition of socially compliant organization/Logistics
  • Opportunity to participate in future with TAFE
  • Opportunity for exports. Supplier Approval by overseas customers
  • Compliance with business, legal, contractual, and regulatory requirements.

Customer Specific Requirements are the additional requirements imposed by the customer (TAFE – iMaRQ) which an organization needs to compulsorily comply with in order to become a verified supplier. In many cases, these requirements are additional to ISO certification

  • Generally, customer specific requirements are the additional requirements generated over the existing ISO certification to meet certain needs of the customer. This helps the organization gain recognition as a socially compliant organization.

As per specific requirements the Organization might have to make necessary changes in the Quality system to comply with the Customer Specific requirements. PQSmitra helps an organization to make the necessary changes to comply with the requirements of TAFE – iMaRQ a in a very easy and practical manner.

  • Yes, PQSmitra can ensure that your suppliers are certified and we can assist them in improving the overall quality to meet your specific requirements.
  • Yes, PQSmitra as an Organization remains very up to date regarding the new trends of certification & specific requirements. We provide full assistance in the implementation of the same.

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