In this webinar we will be discussing virtual audits and how to maximize their effectiveness. But first, ask yourself, how does your company continue to monitor and develop your critical suppliers and vendors while complying with “stay-at-home” orders and social distancing requirements, which prevent performing on-site audits?
The answer: Virtual Auditing. In fact, you may have already performed one, or been audited in this manner already this year. In some instances, Registrar surveillance audits are occurring virtually to minimize contact and reduce unnecessary costs during this unprecedented time. There is no denying that the current COVID-19 pandemic has forced companies to change the way they are doing business, while also protecting their employees and upholding their social responsibility to the community and partners. A significant number of companies and manufacturers are still in operation and continue to fill the supply chain with needed products. However, it is still necessary for those organization to ensure that their suppliers continue to provide services and materials that with quality, cost, and delivery expectations.
Virtual audits are the best solution to allow for business continuity. Virtual audits ensure that critical suppliers and vendors continue to function while maintaining compliance to local restrictions. The reduced travel of your auditors also provides more budgetary room for internal process improvements. There are key concepts in preparation, performing, and closing that will help make sure you are successful maintaining the high level of supplier performance your customers expect.
The COVID-19 crisis has forced companies to adapt and utilize the virtual audit solution.Virtual audits are here to stay and can be just as effective as on-site face to face audits with the proper planning and knowledge.