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Supplier quality assurance – foundation

This course can be run as a tailored option for those who have a number of staff who would benefit from the training or if you would like to register your own interest to attend this course on the next available date please complete the enquiry form

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Benefits of attending

Delegates will be introduced to the SQA mechanisms available to meet recognised requirements and establish a reliable supplier base.

Delegates will acquire knowledge and skills of audit regimes and protocols relevant to supplier assurance. The practical problems associated with supplier assurance will be discussed and relevant solutions proposed. Guidance on the production of relevant documentation will be given. An introduction will be given to the emerging subject of TACCP, detailing how organisations can and must protect themselves from threats of contamination, adulteration and fraud.

Materials and services must be obtained in an efficient economic manner. They may represent up to 40% of operating costs. Disruption to material and service supply is costly. This course enables delegates to develop and administer supplier quality assurance and supplier audit regimes suitable for the company.

Training Course content

Supplier quality assurance (SQA)

  • SQA implementation
  • Introduction to SQA
  • TACCP - Threat Assessment and Critical Control Point
  • Specifications
  • Supplier ratings systems

Supplier auditing

  • The purpose of supplier auditing
  • Audit principles and techniques - scope and criteria; planning and preparation; checklists; opening meetings; non-compliance notes; closing meetings
  • Supplier audit reports and corrective actions

Case studies will be used to illustrate typical food and drink industry situations.

Delegate feedback (October 2019)

  • Very effective tutor; engaging with us, making us think and taking us out of our comfort zones.
  • Training was really good, in friendly atmosphere with lots of group exercises.
  • Structured approach, good group exercises and case studies.

This course can be customised and is available in house

Event Director - Richard Leathers

Related training

FSSC 22000 auditor/lead auditor course


Further information

Our training team will be happy to help with any enquiry on +44(0)1386 842104 or at training@campdenbri.co.uk


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