PurchTips - Edition # 267
Surprise Supplier Audits: Pros, Cons, Ideas
By Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3
Should You Be Doing Surprise Supplier Audits?
A very controversial procurement practice is the surprise supplier audit. A surprise supplier audit is when a buying organization's team shows up at a supplier's facility, without notice, to evaluate the supplier's degree of compliance with contractual requirements such as safety practices, non-use of child labor, etc.
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