Achilles announces technical audit partnership with the Performance Review Institute (PRI)

26 Feb 2020

Achilles Information, the global leader and partner of choice for supply chain risk and performance management, has today announced a partnership with the Performance Review Institute (PRI), a leader in technical audits within the aerospace industry.  Achilles and PRI will work together to help drive supply chain performance through the provision of technical scope-specific audits for the oil and gas industry.

This partnership with PRI will enable the expansion of Achilles’ audit provision. Together, Achilles and PRI will deliver a complete and independent evaluation of suppliers’ technical capabilities through rigorous independent technical audits performed by process experts.

The technical scope-specific audits, which are available to both buyers and suppliers, can cover heat treating, metallic materials manufacturing, non-destructive testing, surface enhancement and welding.

Jon Steffey, Director, Transportation and Power Generation Program at PRI will be discussing the cross-sector application of scope specific audits, including what the oil and gas industry can learn from the aerospace industry at the upcoming event, Achilles Connect: Oil and Gas Europe, on 19 February, in Aberdeen.

Will Nelson, Head of Audit at Achilles Information commented “We are really excited about this new collaboration and the rigorous technical assurance PRI delivers. The services this partnership delivers will build up and complete the assurances delivered through our current audit programmes.”

“PRI has thirty years’ experience delivering the Nadcap critical process audit program for the aerospace industry.  Applying PRI’s extensive technical expertise and knowledge of auditing complex manufacturing process will reduce the cost of quality for the oil and gas industry, drive down the risk of process failure, and ultimately contribute to improving safety. We are delighted to be working with Achilles to provide this new service to the oil and gas sector.” Jon Steffey, Director, Transportation and Power Generation Program, Performance Review Institute 


About Achilles

  • Achilles Information is the global leader and partner of choice for supply chain risk and performance management.
  • Through supplier pre-qualification programmes, industry audits and risk management, Achilles has been a pivotal link between buyers and suppliers for nearly 30 years, providing the data and perspective to give customers unparalleled levels of insight into the businesses they work with.
  • Working in partnership with customers, Achilles supports supply chains that perform flawlessly and meet critical humanitarian and environmental standards.
  • Achilles has offices across the world, with a network of over 800 buyers and 500,000 suppliers across industrial, infrastructure and natural resources sector

About PRI

PRI is the world leader in facilitating collaborative supply chain oversight programs, quality management systems approvals and professional development in industries where safety and quality are shared values.

PRI is a not-for-profit trade association serving customers in the North and South Americas through its headquarters in Pennsylvania, USA, with local offices in the UK, China and Japan serving customers in the EMEA and Asian regions.  PRI’s mission is to be the global provider of customer-focused solutions designed to improve process and product quality by adding value, reducing total cost and promoting collaboration among stakeholders in industries where safety and quality are shared goals.  PRI serves customers in Aerospace, Defence, Medical Devices, Transportation, Power Generation, Energy, Construction, Printing, and related industries.

Rebecca Bantoft

Global Head of Corporate Communications & Events

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