Suppliers receive a lot of requests from their customers to complete supplier audit questionnaires and in turn spend many hours completing them. The process can appear to be never-ending as you, the manufacturer, can send out 30 Supplier Audit questionnaires, and only 3 completed are returned, leaving it to you to chase up the remaining 27 questionnaires.
Dealing with supplier audit questionnaires (SSAQ’s) is a time consuming and tedious task but due to its importance in improving traceability and food safety, it cannot be avoided. I am sure many of us are aware of the process involved in the sending out of supplier self audit questionnaires, you send them all out but only a few are received back in a reasonable time.
With consumer confidence in the food industry at an all-time low, businesses are increasingly finding that they must bring every aspect of food safety, quality management, compliance and product development together in order to monitor every aspect of the process.
Why are there suppliers who have not provided the necessary information after months of chasing. * Do they not have the information? * Have they got something to hide? * Are they under resourced in their technical department? * Do they not have a technical department? * Do they not know the source of the ingredient supplied? Based on these reasons, how many of these suppliers can be classed as "low risk"
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Everything so far is a paper chase. Would you choose a partner for life from a dating site without meeting them?
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