Notified Bodies have begun making Unannounced Audits to manufacturers to inspect for compliance. What many manuacturers may not realize is that their he European Commission does not consider the work activities performed by outsourced production activities to be any different from in-house activities - meaning your suppliers and subcontractors are subject to on-site unnanounced adits as well. What if your contract manufacturer does not agree to an audit by your Notified Body, or they may not even be certified to an internationally recognized management system standard?
In this white paper we cover:
- How to minimize the chance of an on-site audit of your supplier or subcontractor
- Classifying your suppliers and subcontractors for level of control
- Implementing audit agreements with your supplier or subcontractor
- Customer audits of the supplier or subcontractor
About the Author:
Richard Vincins is Vice President of Quality Assurance Consulting at Emergo.