Vendor evaluations, also known as vendor capability assessments or third-party quality assurance audits, mobilise experienced quality assurance engineers to a manufacturer’s site to conduct a thorough assessment of the manufacturers capabilities and workload.
The vender assessment service provides the purchaser with the confidence that the manufacturer has the necessary capability, systems, approvals, processes and resources to supply the ordered goods.
Our assessors are experienced engineers and QHSE professionals, with in-depth knowledge of vendor assessment and auditing practices, who ensure a comprehensive assessment that adds value for our clients.
Applus+ has a strong relationship with the vast majority of oil and gas-related vendors around the world. This experience enables us to conduct pre-contract award surveys by QA Engineers who have day-to-day experience of these manufacturers.
The reporting requirements for the vendor assessment are defined by the client, who receive a report with detailed assessment and findings. These supplier evaluation methods allow our clients to make informed, evidence-based decisions regarding the supplier.
Vendors risk assessments can be a very useful tool for clients who are considering placing orders with vendors which they are unfamiliar with or those they may have reservations about.
The choice of manufacturer for a component has a direct input into the quality of the purchaser’s product. Therefore, clients must have confidence that their supplier’s processes meet both the statutory standards and regulations and the client’s own standards and expectations. A supplier technical assessment helps build that confidence.
In addition, it may be beneficial, as part of a ‘lessons learnt’ exercise, to receive a full assessment of a manufacturer, following the completion of a problematic order. Supplier evaluation includes the details of the vendor’s quality assessment system, traceability, capacity, current workload, workforce, affiliations, history/client base, and number of personnel and their qualifications.