Second Party Auditing – Supply Chain

Our today’s era is characterized by the imperative need for provision of quality products and services. This introduces a new and growing form of business dependency on their supply chain – i.e. on the products and services they receive from their suppliers. This dependence may activate mechanisms that have a positive impact in many business aspects such as e.g. in compliance with standards and agreements, in the optimization of a stable and continuous cooperation that is to the benefit of both parties involved, etc. But such possitive impacts of this dependence will happen provided that the entire supply chain will be efficient and effective - which means that suppliers will provide products and services that fully conform with the requirements and standards of the company. This is also of vital importance because the supplied (from suppliers) products and services have in turn a direct impact on the products and services offered by the company to its own customers.
The dependence of businesses on their supply chain associated with factors such as globalization, the need for cost rationalization and international subcontracting etc, does increase the degree of exposure of the company to risks associated with the supply chain. Such risks can be e.g. risks to corporate reputation, branding and loss of customers / market share, warrantee returns etc.
For companies to effectively meet this challenge and for reducing the degree of exposure to the aforementioned business risks, ISONIKE proposes and provide audit and inspection services of supply chain (also known as 2nd party audits).
ISONIKE services:

  • Provided to any business regardless of its size, activities and geographical location.
  • Conducted by professional auditors of the ISONIKE’s international network who have appropriate technical (for the activity of the company) competence, combined with accumulated and specialized experience in auditing.
  • Applied in consultation with the management and after having understandood the specific variables, in a manner that is customised to the needs and objecitves of the business in order to assess the degree of conformity to their requirements.
  • Increase the level of confidence on supplied processes, services and products through verification and validation – which in many cases may be more important than that of certification.
  • Assure the reputation, name, brand and corporate social responsibility of the company by operating as a deterrent to potential product and service variations or variations on implementation of the system in different geographical locations.

For more information please contact us at auditing [at] isonike [dot] com