The Ultimate Food Supplier Audit Checklist
Your supply chain is only as strong as your weakest supplier. To ensure consistency and quality from your vendors, a comprehensive supplier audit checklist is essential to your supplier onboarding program. Unpredictable supply chain disruptions have led food businesses to diversity and localize supplier networks for agility and resiliency as shorter supply chains minimize the impact of disruptions.
To support food manufacturers as they navigate through supply chain challenges, we have developed a comprehensive Food Safety Readiness Survey in collaboration with respected food industry consultants. This supplier audit checklist provides the essential requirements to qualify the food safety capabilities of your suppliers.
Icicle’s Food Safety Readiness Survey is one of a number of templates you have access to as a member of the Icicle Community.
You can easily create your own customized templates for inspections and assessments within Icicle to ensure efficiency, consistency and completeness of information captured on your suppliers. You can also design inspection and assessment templates with statistically weighted questions which allow for prioritized risk ratings where necessary.
Qualify Suppliers to Reduce Food Safety Risk
When qualifying suppliers for your business, a vendor site inspection for food safety helps ensure that ingredients, materials and non-food chemicals you receive as part of your food business are safe for use. This helps demonstrate the ability of your suppliers to meet your product specifications while establishing an agreement to ensure suppliers share the responsibility of food safety and may help reduce the preventive controls you need to employ upon receiving.
Icicle’s supplier management features make it simple to keep track of all your supplier audits, assessments and certification records. Vendors can be automatically notified when third-party certifications are expiring to ensure that supplier certifications are always up to date.
Integrated TACCP and VACCP features allow you to take threat and vulnerability assessments one step further by defining the risk profiles and controls necessary for incoming ingredients, and automatically generates a diagram of threat and vulnerability control points for your team.
Elevate Supplier Management with Icicle ERP
Members of the Icicle Community strengthen their supplier management program and gain unparalleled visibility for sustained productivity. Request our free supplier audit checklist today, and get in touch to learn how our integrated systems build your team’s capacity to achieve the highest levels of food safety while meeting customer demand.