Certification Path
Complete an
Online Interview

Draft Quality

Build Employee
Training Plans

Conduct Training

Record Suppliers
and Parts

Conduct Customer

Select a Registrar
Conduct Internal

Conduct Pre-
Assessment Audit

Conduct Final Audit
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To comply with the "Purchasing" section of the ISO 9000 Standard, your company must evaluate suppliers on their ability to meet contract requirements. This database helps you evaluate suppliers and maintain a list of those that are authorized to do business with your company. Your company's existing suppliers are automatically authorized, but you must indicate new suppliers needing to undergo evaluation in your procedure relating to purchasing. Your task here is to put your existing suppliers into your Quality Management System (QMS).

A supplier record allows you to document all relevant information about each of the suppliers used by your company. This record also allows you to record the status of that supplier and provide any relevant notes about the supplier.

This process should be completed for every supplier. Registrars will want to see your supplier records and will question their status if they determine that records are incomplete, inaccurate or non-existent.

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