Supplier Quality

SQA – Supplier / Sub-contractor Quality Assurance (SQA) is a part of Quality Assurance activities which define and implement systematic methodologies for establishing, monitoring and evaluation of the various aspects of supplier quality performance. SQA activities include an array of precautionary steps taken to 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.

Key elements of typical Supplier Quality Assurance process:
– definition of the product quality requirements, their verification and validation
– criteria of supplier acceptance and supplier performance rating
– evaluation of alternative suppliers
– 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, etc.


We will assist you with the most effective solutions from our “SQA Toolbox”, and:

  • Implement comprehensive Supplier Quality Assurance policy, supporting procedures and systems
  • Develop Supplier Chain policies and procedures promoting synergies with key suppliers
  • Design and Implement standards and specifications
  • Define criteria and performance objectives for Supplier Quality Assurance purposes
  • Introduce ongoing supplier assessments and supplier performance monitoring systems including process & product audits, source inspections, improvement initiatives, etc.
  • Integrate key supplier logistics with your systems to allow for the transparency of scheduling, alignment of manufacturing and delivery, and capturing and reporting of associated data
  • Expedite real-time effective CAPA requests and alert systems, including ongoing reporting to the management and to the regulatory bodies, where applicable
  • Integrate techniques of Quality Engineering and Supplier Engineering with New Product Development
  • Define QA Plans and Product Qualifications criteria, and related methodologies
  • Establish Supplier Quality Performance standards, including metrics and processes which will reflect unique attributes of your global operations, where applicable
  • Evaluate QA and QC methodologies such as receiving, in-process and final inspection, raw material certification, product alert, return and recall procedures, product traceability, etc.
  • Customize the most suitable LEAN techniques to fit your unique profile, environment, expectations and continuous improvement objectives

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