Auditing against your own requirements will validate the strength of your supply chain.
Globalization has brought a new level of complexity to every supply chain. It is difficult and time-consuming to monitor suppliers and plants when they are located all over the world. However, if you don't have full transparency into their processes, you may be putting the quality and reliability of your end product or service at risk.
Second-party auditing improves the strength of your supply chain. A second-party audit occurs when an organization audits their suppliers, or their own facilities, to their own proprietary requirements. By finding and correcting problems before they affect the customer or end user, the audit process helps the organization to avoid the risk of product recall, service failure, or compliance issues.
Organizations faced with the need to implement a second-party auditing program, but limited by an increased demand on internal resources, are outsourcing this process to Intertek. By gaining access to our global network of more than 1,000 expert auditors, you will free up your personnel for other tasks, and significantly reduce the travel time and cost of each audit, helping keep your projects on schedule and under budget.
When you outsource your second-party auditing to Intertek, you get more than a findings report: you get a business partner dedicated to helping you ensure stronger, more transparent quality control processes while saving you valuable time and money.
Request more information to see how Intertek can help your organization with Second-Party Auditing.