Supplier management in QMS – 1

Pranay Kumar

May 7, 16

Supplier management in QMS – 1

This article is posted by Advance Innovation Group student intended to help students or depth understanding about quality management system.

Now let’s talk about a bit more about supplier management – how manage suppliers in quality management system (QMS) The organization which adhere and supply products based on requirements that are specified or required by the organization, the customer, or by status and regulations (statutory or regulatory requirements or we can say legal requirements) that apply to purchase product are known as subcontractors. The organization which supplies product based on their own delimiting conditions, rules and regulations are called suppliers. For the ISO / QS9000 quality management system, the context of subcontractors and suppliers are considered one and the same. The expectations from a subcontractor and supplier are processed purchasing requirements.

Nature and type of the purchasing procedure

Purchasing refers to the process of buying an item at the right price. Purchasing is an activity which goes beyond the act of buying and includes planning and drafting a policy that covers a wide range of related and complementary activities.

The standards that are covered include product or service. A product is defined as the result (output) of a process. The term defined as product in the ISO / QS 9000 quality management system has four important categories which include materials which are processed, software, hardware and other service. A single product can have the ingredient of all the other products. For example, a car (automobile) which is the finished product consists of algorithms used to operate engine (software), wheel and tyres (hardware) and lubricants (processed materials).

The term service is used to represent an interaction process between a supplier and the customer and has the capability of taking many forms. Service could refer the support the organization gives to his customers. For example the warranty service provided. When we talk about warranty we should the documents related to the product purchased and controls should be effective in terms of identification, protection, retrieval, and disposition. It could take the form of an intangible provision. For instance, transporting goods or advice are examples of intangible provision. Service could also include the maintenance provided such as repairing of product.

The quality management system standard ISO requires that the quality assurance in D & D, production, installation, and servicing of a product. As an organization you will have to define the procedures for establishing, approving, changing, maintaining, replacing, and distributing product documents pertaining to agency approvals.

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