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Auditing for Improved Supplier Performance and Supply Chain Business Continuity

Format Classroom

Two one-day seminars have been scheduled back to back; register here to take them both at a discount.

Strengthen Your Supplier Quality Toolkit with Auditing for Improved Supplier Performance and Supply Chain Business Continuity. In Auditing for Improved Supplier Performance, you will explore how product and service requirements are defined and accepted. This becomes the basis for subsequent audits. Then, the process of an effective supplier audit is presented step by step. This seminar emphasizes supplier partnerships and how auditing benefits both parties.Then in Supply Chain Business Continuity, you will insure that your organization not only survives, but retains customers and market share following any disruption. The instruction applies equally to customers and suppliers and anyone wanting to better understand business continuity as it relates to the supply chain. Interactive exercises and group discussions will enforce the material covered.

Course Data

  • CEU Hours: 1.4
  • Length: 14 Hours
  • ASQ RU: 1.4
  • Audience: New to Quality
  • Provider: ASQ - ILT
  1.   Supplier Quality
    1. Concepts, need for change

  2. Purchasing Controls
    1. Your requirements
    2. Selecting a supplier
    3. Awarding the business
    4. Monitoring performance

  3. Your Audit System
    1. Authority
    2. The audit boss
    3. The audit team
    4. Scheduling audits

  4. Preparing to Audit
    1. Purpose and scope
    2. The requirements
    3. Audit plan
    4. Checklists

  5. Fieldwork
    1. Opening meeting
    2. Gathering facts
    3. Communications

  6. Reporting Results
    1. Analyzing data
    2. Cause and effect
    3. Findings
    4. Overall analysis
    5. Closing meeting
    6. Formal report

  7. Follow up
    1. Corrective action
    2. Response evaluation
    3. Audit closeout

  8. Summary

Cancellation Policy
ASQ reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses and to change instructors. Please be advised that in the event of a course cancellation, ASQ is not responsible for airfare penalties or other travel related expenses you may incur.
  • If you need to cancel, we will refund your paid registration fee as noted below.
    • Requests for cancellations/transfers received at least 5 business days before the start of the course receive a full refund/transfer.
    • Requests received within 5 business days of the course starting incur a $150 processing fee.
    • After the course starts, there are no refunds or transfers.
    • Registrants who fail to attend without advance notice are liable for the entire course fee.
    • If you cannot find a substitute, we can transfer your course fees to another ASQ course of your choice.
  • You must successfully complete the entire course or program before IACET CEUs and a Certificate of Completion can be awarded.

Enrollment Details

Format: Classroom
Format: Classroom

An instructor-led traditional classroom experience. Classroom-based instruction involves the highest level of instructor/student interaction. We offer classroom style training in two formats. See public and on-site.

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ASQ’s customized on-site training programs are the cost-effective way for you to train employees on your schedule. Training on-site minimizes the cost-per-student, reduces travel expenses, and ensures that the content is specific to your exact needs.

5 Benefits of On-Site Training

  1. Expertise to your location: Saves time and travel expenses
  2. Convenient scheduling: Train groups of five or more
  3. Customizable courses: Training tailored to your groups’ needs
  4. Immediate results: Employees complete courses ready to apply what they’ve learned
  5. Value-add support: Instructors available to answer questions after session