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#1 mpins

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Posted 16 June 2020 - 07:53 PM

Hello,

 

I have been looking into how companies are performing supplier/co-man audits during the pandemic. I have not found any threads about it so I thought I would start one.

 

Due to the risk of our products, we only have to perform contract manufacturing audits and not for vendors. In the past it was rather easy for me to rent a car or buy a plane ticket and audit the facilities. My audits are half with documentation but I feel like I get more with walking through the facility talking to the employees. I have been pushing the audits back in hope to get them accomplished before they are needed but time is quickly running out. Upper management has now asked me look into virtual (desk) audits, so my question is:

 

Has anyone performed virtual (desk) audits on there suppliers/co-mans? If so, how did you do it and how did it go?

 

Any advice or incite on this is greatly appreciated!

 

Thank you in advance!



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Posted 16 June 2020 - 08:04 PM

Hello,

 

I have been looking into how companies are performing supplier/co-man audits during the pandemic. I have not found any threads about it so I thought I would start one.

 

Due to the risk of our products, we only have to perform contract manufacturing audits and not for vendors. In the past it was rather easy for me to rent a car or buy a plane ticket and audit the facilities. My audits are half with documentation but I feel like I get more with walking through the facility talking to the employees. I have been pushing the audits back in hope to get them accomplished before they are needed but time is quickly running out. Upper management has now asked me look into virtual (desk) audits, so my question is:

 

Has anyone performed virtual (desk) audits on there suppliers/co-mans? If so, how did you do it and how did it go?

 

Any advice or incite on this is greatly appreciated!

 

Thank you in advance!

We're holding off and you're allowed to do so. See announcement from the FDA.

 

https://www.fda.gov/...it-requirements


Edited by kfromNE, 16 June 2020 - 08:05 PM.


#3 SQFconsultant

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Posted 16 June 2020 - 08:23 PM

We've been conducting virtual inspections/audits for a couple of years now and do them in bulk format as well - it's really just like being there.

 

You have your suppliers upload their entire FSMS/HACCP plans etc to a system like dropbox and have them upload a couple of hours worth of interior and exterior video - we require a min of GoPro Hero7 for the clarity.

 

All around it works out well.


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