As a food producer you need to have complete confidence in the quality and reliability of your raw materials and suppliers. Raw material issues can significantly impact your reputation and can be damaging to your brand.
A supplier audit is a critical step in your Supplier Management Process and will help you to assure that all of your requirements and standards are consistently met.
Audits verify supplier adherence to quality control measures, safety protocols, and ethical practices. By conducting thorough supplier audits, you can identify and address gaps and minimise potential risks, safeguarding your brand
When it comes to auditing there are many questions I come across as I work with food companies:
- When do you audit a supplier?
- Do you carry out an onsite or paper audit?
- What approval categories do you use?
- What’s involved in a supplier maintenance program?
- Do you need to audit a supplier post approval?
These are all great questions and are covered in my short training video on how to audit & approve suppliers.