Supplier Management

Supplier Management: Effectively Managing the Supply Base with CEBOS’ MQ1 Supplier Relationship Management Software

Great businesses have figured out that effectively managing the supply base will lead to tremendous success.   When suppliers know that they are consistently being watched, and when the bar is set high in terms of expectations, their performance increases.  Many of the best business practices follow such published standards as section 7.4 of ISO: “The organization shall evaluate and select suppliers based on their ability to supply product in accordance with the organization’s requirements…Records of the result of evaluations…shall be maintained.” However, actually putting this into practice in the form of a leverageable, repeatable process is exceptionally challenging. These challenges include:

  • Defining and consistently implementing best practice assessments
  • Assigning the human capital to manage the assessment and follow ups
  • Defining and consistently generating supplier scorecards
  • Issuance and timely follow up on the supplier corrective action process
  • Consolidating common supplier’s performance across the organization
  • Excess administration for communication and collaboration with suppliers

Fortunately, there is help that is immediately available: CEBOS’ MQ1 Supplier Relationship Management software. The software solution eliminates manual administration by electronically automating the supplier management process. This includes:

  • Supplier assessment scorecards
  • Supplier corrective actions with supplier access
  • Certificate management
  • Automated grading based on performance
  • And much more

Benefits of CEBOS’ MQ1 Supplier Relationship Management Software

  • Improves supplier relationship management by facilitating supplier quality system assessments and periodic supplier reviews according to each supplier’s potential impact  and historic performance
  • Ensures the high quality of received goods from qualified suppliers by implementing and automating regular supplier performance monitoring and reporting – your suppliers “know you are watching” and naturally perform better
  • Provides access to suppliers via a portal for them to complete corrective actions, complete action items, CoAs/CoCs, view controlled documents and scorecards, request deviations, and much more
  • Improves communication throughout the organization by utilizing one central repository for all supplier information, from contact information to results of phone calls to E-mails (incoming and outgoing)
  • Ensures all quality requirements including: ISO 9000/9001, ISO 13485, ISO 14000/14001, ISO 14971, ISO 17025, ISO 22000, HACCP, TL 9000, TS 16949, AS 9100, cGxP, 21 CFR Part 11, QSR Title 21 Part 820, A2LA, OHSAS 18000, and many more, are met or exceeded

Features of CEBOS’ MQ1 Supplier Relationship Management Software

  • View nonconformance and corrective action history when conducting analysis by linking non-conformances and corrective actions to a supplied good
  • Assess your supplier’s performance and your supplier’s quality system periodically using configurable questions and criteria specific to your business
  • Streamline Receiving Inspection to easily document inbound goods with links to Control Plan Information as well as ability to create non-conformance documentation integrated in the MQ1™ Problem Solver System
  • View documents and drawings related to supplied goods as the supplied goods functionality is fully integrated with the MQ1™ Document Control system
  • Easily track supplier registration information and status including reminders for certificate expiration
  • Maintain and “Approved Supplier List” and easily compare performance across commodities in order to optimize cost/performance
  • Reconcile and resolve any discrepancies between actual and recorded inventory by the reconciliation functionality
  • Assess key performance metrics (KPI’s) for supplier on-time delivery performance and Parts Per Million (PPM) defective
  • Integrate with ODBC compliant databases automatically to reduce or eliminate redundant data entry

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