Second Party Auditing and Supplier Development


Date(s) - March 26, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

EDC of Elkhart County


Second-party audits are performed to ensure that suppliers are meeting contractual obligations and providing quality products. A solid second-party auditing program can help eliminate the shipment of nonconforming products, promote supplier relationships, and reduce waste and costs.

In this workshop, you will learn about requirements in IATF 16949 related to supplier auditing and development as well as process and tools for supplier auditing and development. The workshop also includes hands-on activities that will prepare you for developing your own supplier audit resources and program.


  • Describe requirements for second party audits
  • Explain competency requirements for second-party auditors
  • Describe the process approach for auditing
  • Develop an audit assessment and scoring tool for auditing suppliers
  • Develop a program based on the need, type, frequency, and scope of supplier (second-party) audits
  • Develop a strategy for supplier development

Intended Audience:

Individuals in supply chain, purchasing and procurement, sales, and logistics interested in learning about supplier quality management.

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