More and more in all sectors, from energy to infrastructure, from public to private, companies need to assess in advance whether a potential supplier is financially sound, technically capable, able to deliver purchase orders on time, to budget and of the required quality. Through conducting a formal audit or a survey, potential suppliers can be qualified for future tenders/projects, or approved to be entered onto a client or manufacturers AVL (approved vendor list.)
When helping manufacturers or clients we can implement a vendor rating system with objective and impartial criteria, ensuring candidate companies maximum transparency, objectivity and equal treatment.
The implementation and management of an approved vendor list (AVL) allows proper controls to be implemented to ensure vendors meet minimum performance/quality criteria and this in turn helps negotiation processes to be more efficient and to guaranteeing better performance of the outsourced services.
The implementation of a Vendor Qualification process is a precious and effective support tool to a Procurement Department for:
RINA can adopt a customer's assessment criteria and schemes, or alternatively can offer assistance to define the whole system of supplier qualification and the arrangement of specific tools.
We have Lead Auditors (ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001) strategically placed around the globe. They are members of a highly qualified team with extensive knowledge and know how in conducting audits/surveys of vendors.