Food, beverage, and dietary supplement companies rely on audits to ensure compliance and to efficiently manage safety risks. However, changing regulatory and voluntary standards and technological advancements have led to the explosive growth of the number and types of audits.
Audits are complex, labor-intensive, and costly exercises that can grind daily operations to a halt if companies don’t prepare adequately for them. Scheduling and managing audit teams can be deceptively complex because the criteria and frequency of audits vary widely, and assignments need to match an auditor’s qualifications.
As a result, managing audits with obsolete tools such as email, spreadsheets, and paper-based forms and checklists is time-consuming and error-prone. Paper-based or only partly electronic audits can lead to data entry errors, and there is always a delay in revising audit records.
Once companies conclude an audit, employees typically file the records away. As a result, personnel can’t mine that information for business insights such as risk profiling, trending, training, performance reviews, and other examination.
As supply chains become increasingly global, executing international audits requires significant communication and seamless collaboration.
Audit Management allows teams to automate and streamline the entire audit process on a single platform using a desktop or mobile device. Users choose pre-loaded or custom audit checklists, and stay informed with notifications, workflows, and task assignments to monitor team activities.
By leveraging supply chain data from TraceGains Network from thousands of supplier locations, auditors can quickly identify and prioritize suppliers with the highest risk and preview critical documents like earlier audits and corrective actions.
In this on-demand webinar, Director of Strategic Partnerships Dana Downing and Sales Engineer Ruben Galbraith share best practices for managing audits and maintain a 360-degree view of the health and risk of your supply chain.
The most common non-conformances.
How to generate and read audit scores.
FAQ data and answers.