Supplier Assessment and Manufacturing Facility Audit
VCS undertakes supplier capability assessment and supplier facility audits to evaluate the manufacturing capabilities, production processes deployed, quality control practices, competence of supervisory and quality control personnel to deliver the products with required quality and in time. As part of these assessments, VCS also conducts appraisal of logistics and associated procedures at supplier premise that has bearing on timeliness of deliveries. Such assessments followed by detailed reports submitted by our Engineers help our clients to make appropriate decision to pre-qualify the vendor and their manufactured products.

VCS is a leading inspection body that has undertaken significant number of supplier capability assessment, facility audits and supplier evaluation across many line pipe manufacturers (Pipe Mills) in India encompassing various grades, sizes on behalf of clients both within and outside India.

VCS has also undertaken supplier assessments at vendor locations involved in manufacturing of process equipment, valves, pressure vessels, heat exchangers, rotating equipment and Electrical & Instrumentation Equipment

Supplier assessment and facility audits cover the following:

  • Production planning and implementation (purchase order management)
  • Material management and control
  • Specification control and change control procedures
  • Manufacturing practices, automation, in-line process control and traceability
  • Production proof testing / qualifications
  • Personnel qualification and certification
  • Quality planning and control regime
  • Non-destructive testing procedures
  • Storage and retention of records
  • Testing procedures, including FAT
  • Customer complaint management including past trends
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