Supplier Solutions

Supplier Solutions from Smithers Quality Assessments 

In addition to our first-party or internal auditing services, we also offer a range of solutions to help you measure supplier performance.

We design these customizable solutions to support the needs of companies that wish to perform audits on their suppliers to ensure contractual requirements are being met. This could include specific process control documentation, part traceability and quality standards, or any other performance expectation the customer has placed upon the supplier.

SQA offers a wide range of solutions to help you evaluate and manage supplier performance:



   System and Process Auditing

    Contractual Review Auditing

    Part Sorting

    Product Quality Auditing

Why Choose Smithers Quality Assessments for Your Supplier Auditing Needs?

  • Cost savings. Outsourcing your supplier or second-party auditing is far less costly and time consuming than training and credentialing your own internal resources across numerous locations. 
  • Competency. Smithers Quality Assessments brings the same level of integrity and technical proficiency to supplier and second party auditing that we do for ISO-based certification audits. The experience of our auditors combined with our active participation in standards industry groups and writing committees means you can trust SQA.
  • Comprehensive. SQA will perform a meticulous review of your suppliers' performance against contract, carefully detailing all of the findings for your review and initial follow-up action.
  • Tailored. SQA offers customizable options, not canned solutions. Need a more flexible schedule? Want to put special focus on a specific process or system? No problem. Our services are designed to meet your needs.
  • Global presence. With locations and auditing resources across the globe, Smithers Quality Assessments is the right choice to service your second-party and supplier audit needs, wherever they may be.
  • SQA China. With specific focus to support the needs of companies with manufacturing operations in China, the SQA team in Suzhou can be your representative to ensure your first-party or internal audits are a success. For more information on our China office, contact our Suzhou office here.

Smithers Quality Assessments makes it easy to complete your second-party or supply chain audits.

Contact us or call 400 928 2677 today to get started, or simply request a quote.

*Smithers Quality Assessments acknowledges the need to maintain impartiality through formal separation of our accredited third-party certification business and our first and second party auditing services business. As such, Smithers Quality Assessments will not solicit nor provide accredited third-party auditing and certification services to an organization currently partnered with us for internal auditing or supplier solution services.


Our auditors have:

  • 15+ years of industry exposure/auditing experience
  • An ISO based foundation
  • Lead assessor training
  • Inspection, safety, supply chain management knowledge
  • Stat sampling and critical technique expertise
  • Adaptability to using your organization's management systems or forms
  • Flexibility toward providing audit feedback tailored