Local Manufacturing

Quality On-Boarding Program for 27 Local Manufacturers

Assisting newly established local businesses in the manufacturing sectors to maintain a robust supply chain.

As part of Saudi Aramco’s continuous efforts to promote a quality-focused culture within the local industry, Inspection Department recently hosted the 2021 Quality On-Boarding Program virtually. The program aims to contribute to the development of the Kingdom's economy by assisting newly established local businesses in the manufacturing sectors towards maintaining a robust supply chain.

Driving Manufacturing Optimization 

The event was remotely attended — through live streaming — by more than 120 attendees from 27 local manufacturers. These manufactures are either newly approved local vendors or vendors with low Vendor Quality Index (VQI) scores. The program included interactive sessions allowing vendors to share their challenges and identifying further areas of collaborations to safeguard Saudi Aramco's supply chain. 

The program outlined Saudi Aramco’s quality requirements for procurement processes, material preservations, handling and shipping, root cause analysis, vendor monitoring and evaluation among other requirements.

A circular economy workshop was also delivered during the program. These topics aim to stimulate vendors’ efforts to improve quality and achieve high levels of operational excellence.

“The quality on-boarding program reflects Saudi Aramco’s commitment towards promoting quality culture within the local industry, and drives locally manufactured products to become internationally competitive,” said Mohammed N. Al-Mulhim, head of the Vendor Inspection Division. 


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