Second-party audit: a tool for informed supply chain management designed to ensure that suppliers conform to your company’s standards.

Second-party audits consist of a series of evaluation activities tailored to the needs of individual companies, to ensure that suppliers adhere to certain product or service quality standards.

Conducted by qualified, expert auditors, audits provide businesses from all sectors with a fast, flexible and effective means of enhancing their corporate image and improving the quality of their offering by adhering to defined standards.

The evaluation work carried out by IMQ on behalf of its customers consists of a series of audits aimed at:

  • Analysing the quality of products/services and their compliance with regulations and contracts
  • Evaluating the service provided by suppliers
  • Selecting and approving new entrants to networks

As part of this service, IMQ operates at multiple levels. In particular, it develops a design tailored to the customer’s needs, by identifying the main requirements, defining a method of analysis and carrying out audits, or adhering to specifications pre-defined by the organisation in order to carry out planning and analysis only.

In both cases, the independence of the auditor ensures that the result is objective and punctual, while at the same time cutting costs and reducing the resources allocated by the company.


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