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One of the most intimidating things for me when I was a new buyer was going on supplier quality audits. I was clueless as to what to look for. I was afraid I’d look dumb in front of my management.

But then I think I figured out that my management was just as clueless as I. I don’t blame them – back then, there just wasn’t very much easily accessible information on how to conduct a supplier quality audit.

Fortunately, that has changed in today’s information age.

“Supplier Quality Audit Basics” is just that – the basics. It is a great starting point if you are new to conducting supplier quality audits or if you have been doing them for some time without a clear plan.

There are more examples of checklists and the like that companies use in their own supplier quality audits on the Internet. Reviewing these can help you understand the various nuances involved in conducting one.

Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3

Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3 is an internationally-recognized business expert, legendary procurement thought leader, award-winning entrepreneur, and provocative blogger. Charles founded the Next Level Purchasing Association in 2000, oversaw its incredible growth, and successfully led the organization to its acquisition by the Certitrek Group in 2016. He continues to blog and provide advisory services for the NLPA on a part-time basis as he incubates his upcoming business innovations. Charles is also the co-author of the wildly popular, groundbreaking book, "The Procurement Game Plan: Winning Strategies & Techniques For Supply Management Professionals."

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