1. Use Technology to Create Transparency
Trust is a critical factor in building strong relationships with an organization’s suppliers. The best way to build trust is to establish transparency. Lack of visibility and transparency is one of the biggest obstacles companies face when it comes to building a strong supply chain. A Supplier Quality Management Solution allows organizations to develop greater transparency and visibility by establishing a single shared view for quality engineers and suppliers. With everyone using a shared view of information this eliminates confusion and supports collaboration.
2. Relationships Matter
In today’s world organizations are running leaner than ever before. We are constantly doing more with the limited resources we have. This is no different when it comes down to working with suppliers. It is important for organizations to build stronger relationships with each supplier. Strong relationships provide the opportunity for quality engineers to engage suppliers in a process of continual improvement. Using a Supplier Quality Management Solution, suppliers can interact/collaborate with supporting data and documentation for an effective relationship.
3. Ability to Quickly Identify and Act on Information
Users at every level can stay on top of activities utilizing a system with a robust dashboard. Suppliers can view their overall performance metrics at any time. By having visibility to key performance indicators that make up their overall performance they can quickly identify areas needing attention promoting continuous improvement. Quality engineers and managers can customize their dashboard by adding charts based on KPI’s important to them and viewing metrics for all or a subset of the suppliers they are responsible for. Dashboard drilldown features allow users to view data at a high level, and drill down to details to take action making the dashboard central to the application.
Success for today’s manufacturer requires efficient communication with suppliers and the ability to effectively track supplier performance. If you have disparate systems for supplier data, or want to mitigate risk within your supply chain, you need an effective Supplier Quality Management Solution that fosters online collaboration. TIP Supplier Quality Collaboration is an example of an industry-leading solution that can help you deliver higher quality products.
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