Supplier desktop assessment and pre-approval questionnaires have a role to play in a robust supply chain risk assessment program, but careful consideration needs to be given to the inherent weaknesses and risks.
Supplier self assessment is one of the tools available in an integrated supplier management program, use it well, selectively and carefully. Review all information received critically, challenge information wherever you have doubts and ensure a well structured on site audit program which complements supplier self assessments is in place. Suppliers need to be aware that self assessments will be reviewed throughout the audit program and what the consequences are where it is identified that there were short-comings in information provided on self assessments.
Whether you have 1, or 5,000 suppliers, the QADEX Self Audits Module sends out your self audit requests & pre-approval questionnaires electronically. Suppliers will receive the questionnaire for completion online.
QADEX account managers will liaise with your suppliers to support them during the process and chase any suppliers who are slow supplying information.
Benefits & Features Of Using QADEX Include:
- Free technical resource to allow you focus on other priorities.
- Automated non-conformance management.
- Information gathered will allow you to spot high risk suppliers.
- Standardised process across all teams.
- Business protection.
- Audit trail of each suppliers risk assessment history.
- Secure and easy to use website for suppliers to complete self audit questionnaires.
- Unlimited system support to suppliers.
- Technical support to suppliers who need assistance when completing questionnaires.
- Automatic reminders to suppliers who have not completed questionnaires.
- Telephone based follow up calls to suppliers who are slow completing questionnaires.
- Ongoing liaison with your technical department regarding any issues that arise.
- Secure online access for your team.
- Easy updates when questionnaire formats are changed.
- Multiple questionnaire formats for different types of suppliers.
- Questionnaires fully completed by suppliers before submission.
- Instant access to supplier assurance status through a suite of management reports.
- Ability to run queries across all data held in the QADEX system.
- Automatic chasing of suppliers for expired certifications.