Supplier QA

Supplier Quality Assurance (SQA) define and implement systematic methodologies for the evaluation, development and monitoring of supplier quality performance. SQA activities ensure the quality of raw materials, assemblies, products and components; suitability of processes related to their production, inspection, packaging, identification and delivery, Quality Management Systems and pertinent documentation and records.
Typical Supplier Quality Assurance process has the following key elements:
– definition of the product quality requirements, their verification and validation
– criteria of supplier acceptance and supplier performance rating
– evaluation of alternative suppliers (dual-sourcing policy is the recommend)
– qualification, certification and selection of the “approved suppliers” / “preferred suppliers”
– quality planning and quality improvement initiatives
– supplier-customer integration
– strategic partnering with suppliers – shared technical expertise, business development and assistance, financing and JV activities, etc.

Quexx consultants will professionally evaluate your suppliers, review their quality performance and verify documented evidence. We will help you to define and introduce most suitable and proven quality assurance practices and methods. Our consultants have the knowledge and experience needed to facilitate simple but efficient Quality Management Systems (QMS) compliant with the contractual and regulatory requirements. We specialize in auditing of Quality Management Systems, writing of procedures and Work Methods, preparation of Inspection and Test Plans, implementing of quality improvement activities and, when required, advanced LEAN management techniques.

We will provide you with the most effective solutions and, where required:
1) Implement comprehensive Supplier Quality Assurance system
2) Develop Supplier Chain policies and procedures, and explore synergies with key suppliers
3) Design and Implement Supplier Quality Assurance standards and specifications
4) Introduce ongoing supplier assessments and supplier performance monitoring systems
5) Integrate key supplier logistics with your systems for improved efficiency of collaboration

6) Expedite real-time effective CAPA requests and alert systems, including required reporting
7) Monitor Supplier Quality Performance
8) Establish QA and QC for the receiving, in-process and final inspection, including raw material certification, rework, return and recall procedures, product traceability, etc.

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