Supplier is dictated to us by corporate

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jbdominguez

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Our suppliers are dictated to us by our corporate office. Do we need procedures related to supplier selection when we are not involved in the selection process?
 
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ScottK

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Our suppliers are dictated to us by our corporate office. Do we need procedures related to supplier selection when we are not involved in the selection process?
I would incorporate that situation into the supplier control/selection SOP and refer any auditor to the people in corporate who choose the suppliers when they ask you to show your qualification process.

Once they are chosen for you who keeps track of their performance?
 
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jbdominguez

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We will monitor performance through our incoming controls and testing of finished product.
 
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PaulJSmith

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Are you referring to a specific standard? If you are ISO 9001:2008 certified, you are really only required by that standard (7.4.1) to keep records of how you evaluate your suppliers. No formal procedure is mandated. Your internal requirements may be different, though.
 

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Our suppliers are dictated to us by our corporate office. Do we need procedures related to supplier selection when we are not involved in the selection process?
So it seems that it is one of your organization requirements.
You have got a clear criteria., Corporate decision about supplier.
Make sure you have good records to support this decision from that dictated supplier.
Determine the level of controls applied and establish criteria for re-evaluation.
It is perfectly OK, and make sure the supplies meet your product requirements, and take up any corrective action deemed necessary...
 
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