Thank you Charles - I should have included the SOP that goes with the evaluations, my apologies. We do consider the safety in as a part of the quality score. The score is a formula that weights each column by a factor to add up to a possible 100 overall. - Best Regards!
Thks for SOP.
I assume this OP was/is related to SQF(7.2) - 220.127.116.11 (vii)], ie –
vii. Methods and frequency of reviewing approved supplier performance and status.
I am interested/impressed that you were able to directly, quantitatively, combine safety/non-safety data (presumably via weighting) so as to generate a single number for a score card.
I encountered this conceptual problem for raw material risk evaluation in another BRC thread here and had considerable misgivings over combining (with/without weighting) quality elements which are effectively “apples and oranges”. I compromised by incorporating some caveats defining the scope of proposed averaging formula.
Although not directly mentioned in SOP, I assume the supplier "score" has an input regarding the level of risk for the specific ingredient .