Receiving should record critical vendors’ deliveries in the Vendor Performance Log ISO Template and inspect incoming material. If, during incoming inspection, Receiving identifies materials that do not conform to requirements, Receiving should handle such material and notify the Procurement Manager and the Quality Assurance Manager. The Procurement Manager should maintain a record of each vendor’s performance on QP1120-4 VENDOR PERFORMANCE LOG. The Vendor Performance Log ISO Template should include:
Vendor name and contact info;
Vendor quality and performance ratings;
Certification(s), if any;
Last quality audit date and auditor (if applicable); and more.
Keep in mind the company should select vendors (suppliers) based on their ability to supply parts, components, etc., in accordance with company, customer, and regulatory requirements. This applies to all vendors of products, materials, and services that directly affect the quality of the company’s products/services.