Good day all- I would like the group's input in regards to the scope intended by the standard, specific to the term "Second-party auditor". The requirements for "Second-party auditing" are described in 126.96.36.199 as part of the "...supplier management approach". Our current interpretation is that 7.2.4 then is speaking to ONLY the training and competency of the organization's associates that are assigned to perform the requirements of 188.8.131.52.1 (verification of supplier performance as part of "...supplier management approach". Our current interpretation is that 7.2.4 is NOT speaking to hired second party auditors (i.e. those contracted by the organization to perform internal audits, etc... within the organization). I would appreciate the group's thoughts on the interpretation/position stated above. Thank you.