Supplier Quality Management : A Comprehensive Approach to Ensure Supplier Quality Across the Organization
When managed well, supplier quality can drive more value for your company by ensuring product quality, lowering costs, improving business credibility, increasing business performance significantly. You can also avoid expensive product recalls and regulatory fines. The key to achieving all these objectives is a dominant supplier quality management solution. It streamlines the supplier processes right from supplier selection.
You must understand that the quality of a product starts at the supplier selection process as the suppliers play a vital role in bringing the product to the market. Qualityze Supplier Quality Management Solution enables organizations to streamline and standardize their supplier-related processes and operational challenges. It allows you to track and manage the supplier qualification process, supplier data, certifications, and more.
With Qualityze Supplier Quality Management Software, you can standardize the processes to:
- Track and Manage the Qualification Process for Potential Suppliers and Vendors.
- Maintain Complete Records of all the Evaluated Suppliers
- Effective Communication with Suppliers to Provide Feedback
- Manage Approved Supplier List (ASL)
- Prepare and Share Supplier Scorecard
- Integrate with Existing ERP System
Supplier Quality Management Overview
A quality of a product starts at the supplier selection process as the suppliers play a vital role in bringing the product to the market. In today’s dynamic and competitive global market, having an efficient supplier management process to help you identify your suppliers who are helping to meet your quality and compliance goals and ones who are not, is very critical.
- Tracking and managing the supplier qualification process
- Centralized records of all suppliers
- Scheduling and managing supplier audits
- Timely Communicating with your suppliers to provide feedbacks
- Approved Supplier List (ASL)
- Prepare and Share Supplier Scorecard
- Digital Signature
- Audit Trail
- Notification & Alerts
Track and Manage Qualification Process
Within Qualityze Supplier and Vendor Performance Management software solution, the initiation step is the first step in tracking and managing the supplier qualification process. In this step, you can capture all the information about the supplier such as:
- Supplier Name
- Supplier Category
- Created By
- Created Date
- Supplier Contact
- Supplier Type and others
When you save the initiation step, the system will assign you a unique number.
Maintain Complete Records of a Supplier
In Qualityze, you can easily manage and store these types of documents by storing them as external attachments. Since our system is fully integrated, you can also utilize the document management software and its capabilities.
Manage Approved Supplier List (ASL)
After the supplier is qualified or approved through the qualification process, they will be added to the list of suppliers from whom materials or services are procured. This list is usually termed as an Approved Supplier List (ASL).
Qualityze system will help you to manage the ASL easily. With built-in intelligence to calculate the performance of the supplier by reviewing several criteria sets by your organization’s policy. Performance records of the supplier will help you update the ASL list based on the specified criteria.
Qualityze Supplier Quality Management facilitates quick evaluation and tracking of supplier performance based on standard metrics defined.
Prepare and Share Scorecard
The built-in intelligence calculates the performance of the supplier by reviewing the receiving inspection data, non-conformance data, audit data, etc. The periodic review of these types of data will generate a score card of each supplier that you can then share via email or a supplier portal.
Why Supplier Quality Management is Important?
Supplier quality management is imperative to manage critical functions such as managing supplier information, performance, and relationships. It encourages any organization to:
- Measure the Vendor Performance
- Manage the ASL List
- Notify Vendors for Addressing Challenges Encountered (SCAR)
- Ensure Better Collaboration and Communication with Suppliers
How does Qualityze Supplier Quality Management Help Businesses?
Mitigate supplier defects and ensure better performance by streamlining all your supplier-related processes and addressing the operational challenges with Qualityze configurable workflows.
With Qualityze Supplier Quality Management, you can;
- Streamline Supplier Qualification Process
- Manage Supplier Quality Audits
- Manage Approved Supplier List
- Quickly Communicate with all Suppliers to Provide Feedbacks
- Generate Supplier Scorecard for Improved Performance Visibility
- Integrate Supplier Quality System with Document Management System
- Integrate Supplier Quality Management with Other Qualityze Solutions
- Integrate with Existing Business Systems
- Controlled Supplier Quality Records and Data
Streamline Supplier Qualification Process
Qualityze Supplier Quality Management allows you to track and manage the supplier qualification process cycle by creating standardized workflows. You can capture all the essential details like Supplier Name, Category, Site, Addresses, Contacts, Type, Certifications, and more. Using the supplier onboarding questionnaire,
you can verify if all the criteria are met. You can utilize the Supplier Part-Location Matrix to create and maintain parts/services the supplier can provide for different locations.
With Qualityze, you can address the operational challenges while streamlining the supplier-related processes.
Manage Supplier Quality Audits
Qualityze Supplier Quality Management allows you to perform the supplier audit to assess the supplier’s capabilities and proceed with the supplier approval process to get the supplier onboarded formally. Our solution comes with a task scheduler to schedule approvals, reviews and audits on desired intervals. It ensures continuous improvements across the organization.
Qualityze Supplier Quality Management seamlessly integrates with Audit Management System to conduct efficient and effective supplier management audits.
Create Approved Supplier List
Qualityze Supplier Quality Management allows you to perform supplier evaluation, based on the criteria specified for selection, performance, and scorecard ratings. It is a holistic approach to manage the Approved Supplier List (ASL).
Our solution allows you to reduce the supplier-related risks through regular audits, inspection checks, performance reviews while ensuring that the approved supplier list is regularly updated.
Quickly Communicate with all Suppliers to Provide Feedbacks
Qualityze Supplier Quality Management allows you to quickly communicate with all the associated suppliers regarding the audit results, process improvements, and other operational issues that could result in quality risks.
The regular and straightforward communication with the suppliers strengthens your business supplier relationships.
Our solution allows you to track supplier performance at regular intervals, helping you identify the areas of improvement and share relevant feedback to the suppliers.
Generate Supplier Scorecard for Improved Performance Visibility
Qualityze Supplier Quality Management has powerful reporting capabilities to provide greater visibility into Supplier Performance, enabling your teams to make smarter and effective decisions.
With Qualityze, you can analyze inspection results, nonconformances, CAPAs, and audit findings to prepare supplier scorecards. Supplier Scorecard reflects the supplier performance against the criteria you have defined.
Integrate Supplier Quality System with Document Management System
Qualityze Supplier Quality management seamlessly integrates with our document management system to maintain and manage supplier documents, certifications, agreements, and contracts. You can use pre-defined templates for agreements and supplier-related documents that can be customized to suit your business requirements.Our solution automatically records audit findings and all the supplier-related information. It further simplifies supplier qualification, supplier corrective action request (SCAR), and other processes.
Integrate Supplier Quality Management with our Audit, Nonconformance, CAPA and Inspection Management System
Qualityze Supplier Quality Management seamlessly integrates with our Audit, Nonconformance, CAPA, and Inspection management system to initiate and manage supplier Audits, NCR’s and SCAR’s.
You can also utilize the Supplier portal to communicate with your suppliers regularly.
With Qualityze, you can streamline the inspection and investigation of supplier processes to avoid nonconformances such as product recalls and improve operational excellence.
Integrate with Existing Business Systems
Qualityze Supplier Quality Management seamlessly integrates with all the existing business systems and third-party applications such as ERP and CRM to collect supplier-related data from different sources. It helps you identify the right suppliers to do business.
Our solution enables you to make smart and informed decisions based on the data collected and analyzed. You can also share the quality data with all the stakeholders involved.
With Qualityze, you can significantly reduce the costs and increase productivity by streamlining and standardizing the supplier workflows.
Controlled Supplier Quality Records and Data
Qualityze Supplier Quality Management allows you to keep all the Supplier Quality records and the relevant action plans recorded securely stored on a centralized cloud platform.
Keeping your supplier-related processes documented helps maintain compliance with regulatory standards, including FDA 21 CFR Part 11, EU Annex 11, and ISO (e.g., digital records and electronic signatures).
Our solution comes with configurable workflows, allowing you to capture the required details only. It simplifies information processing across the organization.
Qualityze Supplier Quality Management – Standardize the Supplier Qualification Process
Qualityze Supplier Quality Management works for every industry, including – Manufacturing, Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, Cannabis/Hemp/CBD, Nutraceuticals, Biologics/Biotech, Food and Beverages, Automotive, Hospitality, Defense and Logistics to manage supplier processes, ensuring consistent quality products, and compliance with applicable regulatory standards.
Qualityze Supplier Quality Management Solution comes with;
- Centralized Supplier Database
- Supplier Part-Location Matrix
- Reporting and Dashboards
- Supplier Portal
- Customizable Supplier Questionnaire
- Alerts and Notifications
- E-Signature Validation
- Seamless Integration
- Chatter, and more.
Qualityze EQMS – The Enterprise Quality & Compliance Management Platform to Manage Suppliers’ Performance Globally
In today’s dynamic and competitive global market, having an efficient supplier management process to help you identify your suppliers who are helping meet your quality and compliance goals is critical to consistently delivering quality products. Qualityze Supplier Quality Management Solution streamlines and simplifies the supplier-related processes to ensure the right selection, evaluation, and management of suppliers. It allows you to focus on supplier quality that further ensures product quality, safety, and global compliance.
Qualityze EQMS Suite helps enterprises align their quality processes with their business objectives while mitigating operational challenges. Built on the most powerful and secure cloud platform, Salesforce.com, Qualityze provides unparalleled benefits to improve supplier quality. We empower you to optimize your quality processes by giving you control and confidence in managing your supplier processes, allowing you to focus on business growth opportunities.
Qualityze prepares you to succeed with a next-generation approach to manage supplier-related activities, including assessments, onboarding, approvals, and defects management in a formalized manner.