Quality assurance supplier audit capabilities that are second to none

The TIPQA™ quality assurance supplier audit capabilities are unsurpassed in flexibility, efficiency and scope. You can create an unlimited library of different audits types tailored to specific business needs.

We give you the freedom to write unlimited audit work instructions, associate those instructions with vendors, parts or processes and link common criteria to work instructions. You can also enforce the required skills to perform audits and create your own scoring system by audit type.

Linked, audit-driven corrective actions provide the flexibility to manage results independent from the audit without losing important details. Lack of timely corrective action resolution will result in a negative impact on supplier performance rating and approval.

Our rich feature set ensures effective supplier audit management.

Feature Group Feature

Initial Setup and Configuration

  • Unlimited user-definable supplier audit or survey types including by:
    • Process
    • Commodity
    • Certification
    • Quality system
    • Other user-definable
  • User-definable audit criteria and work instruction creation
    • Generic
    • Audit-specific
    • Supplier-provided, process-specific
  • Support for multiple audit criteria with weighted scores for each
  • Unique data collection capability through customer-driven pop-up screens
  • Supplier list imported from the ERP or other business system
  • Restrict access to information by:
    • Export license control (ITAR)
    • Project
    • Customer-defined security groups

 Scheduling

  • Audit scheduling and rescheduling generation
  • Email notification of scheduled audits
  • Reporting and schedule monitoring
  • Survey schedule management

Recording / Processing

  • Skill level enforcement by audit type
  • Automated input of standard text for discrepancies or audit findings
  • Vaulting (archiving) of objective evidence regarding suppliers (like certs)
  • Unlimited text and attachments

 Approval / Results

  • Linked nonconformance document with measurement and other relevant data auto-populated
  • Corrective action document generated with adverse audit findings
  • Email notification of audit actions
  • Numerical scoring of audit results
  • Pass/fail result categorization
  • Automated update of supplier rating
  • Support to approve / disapprove suppliers based on audit results
  • Overdue notification and escalations
  • Audit trail history tracking
  • Unlimited views of data in grids
  • Data export for ad-hoc reporting and analysis