One of the first things you should do when choosing a medical device supplier is to build an approved supplier list. You should have a way to clearly state what each supplier is approved to supply - just because one supplier is approved for one thing doesn’t mean they’re automatically qualified to provide others.
One way to meet this requirement is by having a designated eQMS system for your approved supplier list. Orcanos eQMS automation process automat keeping this list up-to-date. No need to use a spreadsheet tool to manage this.
Any purchases of products or materials from outside your company should only come from these approved suppliers.
Additionally, you are required to have documented procedures in your quality system for the evaluation, selection, and management of suppliers.