The Quality Assurance Manager will coordinate with the Purchasing Manager to plan, arrange and designate staff for all vendor inspections. Complete the Vendor Survey Template and note applicable approval or disapproval of the vendor’s performance capability and quality assurance program. PUR101-2 VENDOR SURVEY FORM covers general information, raw materials, manufacturing, quality control/assurance, and more.
For critical components or for inventory purchases that the company desires to rely on the quality assurance of the vendor to reduce receiving inspection or testing requirements, an on-sight vendor inspection must be performed and approved. Keep in mind a vendor file should be prepared and maintained for all vendors on the Approved Vendor List, which will be used for significant or on-going purchasing. The vendor files will be kept alphabetically.