Your choice of suppliers is crucial
Because this decision has a considerable impact on the success of your project. You want to cooperate with vendors who reliably provide you with goods of the right quality at the right time. However, the selection is not easy, if there are a large number of vendors or you need to find partners in new markets. If quality and processes in the supply chain do not work properly, there is a risk of time loss, immense costs due to production downtime and dissatisfied customers. We therefore recommend choosing your suppliers carefully. We can support you with our vendor assessment by experts worldwide.
Screen for quality and compliance with our vendor assessment services
To verify the safety and reliability of procured goods or equipment, buyers must be sure that vendors comply with quality requirements and that manufacturing processes are in accordance with applicable regulations and standards.
In today's globally-linked world, international vendors and subcontractors provide products to clients thousands of miles away, making it difficult for foreign buyers to evaluate manufacturing processes taking place on different continents. We support you with vendor and subcontractor audits designed to prove the reliability of both potential and current suppliers. Our on-site vendor assessment services help you to ensure that your quality expectations and compliance requirements are met globally and along the entire supply chain.
Take advantage of our extensive vendor audit procedures and vendor quality management services to ensure the quality of the products you intend to purchase before placing the order.
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Protect your reputation, limit liability and increase competitiveness
Our independent inspectors examine the manufacturing processes of your potential vendors and their subcontractors throughout the supply chain. This helps to assure the quality of industrial equipment, machinery, components, materials or products you are intending to purchase.
Detailed information gathered on-site at both vendors presently supplying goods and those under consideration can improve your business performance by helping you to avoid bottlenecks and weaknesses in production, which could lead to delays and increase project costs.
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Assessing vendors and subcontractors to ensure competence and compliance
Our vendor audit is conducted with respect to your company- or project-specific requirements and/or according to our own assessment scope. We further offer you an extended audit version to include an assessment of vendor quality management. Our audit is typically carried out in the following four phases:
Together with the buyer, we complete a technical questionnaire based on each supplier's profile, references, and a list of specific characteristics.
After thorough planning and coordination, our auditors conduct on-site examination, audit and assessment of vendors and subcontractors.
According to the results of the vendor audits, we provide a customized evaluation matrix based on a traceable and non-discriminating model in order to list suppliers according to their performance and outlining potential areas of weakness and bottlenecks.
Our experts prequalify global suppliers based on the evaluation matrix, preparing a bidder's shortlist of capable suppliers prior to purchase. Additionally, it is possible to identify sub-standard suppliers and give recommendations to help them improve quality to an acceptable level.
TÜV Rheinland, scrutinizing your vendors throughout the entire supply chain
Our experts draw upon extensive experience gained from international projects in every industry and of every size to provide you with comprehensive services. To ensure you the best results possible, our vendor audit is conducted according to both client- or project-specific requirements as well as our own assessment scope.
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