VP QA RA Small Med Dev Company
We have a key supplier we overbought from. We are due to audit them annually but we cant audit them if they aren't running our product (there is no $$ incentive for them to allow us to audit as our relationship is immature). QA wants to list them as inactive since we are not actively buying from them and it would relieve us from audit requirements until we order again. Senior management thinks this looks bad to a potential partner if a key supplier is inactive in our QMS.