The supplier’s compliance audits (also called Second-Stage Audits) are based on models that include the client’s specific requirements, which should comply with the national and international standards.
Our Company manages and controls all supplier audits through a digital platform that allows us to keep records and evidence. Also, it allows the user to monitor the supplier’s system’s performance, and clients can access and use the platform to monitor the compliance of their suppliers. Once the audit has been authorized by the client or the supplier, the next step is a checklist sent by Global Standards. This checklist is a self-assessment tool used before the official audit. When an acceptable level of compliance is demonstrated, the official audit is planned and carried out based on the requirements of the established model. Finally, the results of the audit are sent to the clients for their authorization, and then sent to the supplier.
Audit under Global Standards methodology
Global Standards has a professional’s group who uses an evaluation method of suppliers through planning, executing and audits conclusion by using this evaluation model:
Global Standards will assign an account executive, who will be in charge sending quotes and invoices for the services, as well as keeping the client informed throughout the audit process.
Our Planning Department will coordinate the logistics with all interested parties to determine the date, place, and type of the audit, as well as all applicable documents.
The assigned auditor will prepare a tentative agenda with the list of activities for the audit.
Auditors begin their audits with an opening meeting and a brief tour around the client’s facilities. During this meeting, the audit’s protocol, its objectives, and the responsibilities of both the auditor and the client are explained.
To determine the level of compliance, objective evidence is collected throughout the audit. The personnel of the different processes are interviewed according to the scope of the audit.
The conclusions and results of the audit are reached based on the samples of evidence collected by the auditor. Auditors will have a closing meeting to inform the client of the audit’s findings.