A Supplier Quality Management Solution can greatly improve an organization’s control of its supply chain. Too often products from suppliers or sub-tier suppliers enter a company’s production cycle with less than acceptable quality. Without complete visibility into activities, vendor costs cannot be contained.
Since suppliers are vital to the manufacturing process, establishing a system to track supplier quality is necessary. Introducing business discipline and accountability into the supply chain will justify the cost of a Supplier Management Solution many times over, however the cost of quality need not rest solely on the Prime Manufacturer.