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Why Supplier Readiness is Critical for Return to Work Safely

As enterprises begin their re-start of return to work safely initiative, it is imperative that they embrace collaborating with their suppliers to ensure their readiness to support re-opening activities. Enterprises need to identify and group critical suppliers to re-board.  New methods and technology will be needed to quickly assess supplier readiness to respond to operating under new normal and meeting new set of customers, workplace and even regulatory demands.  New suppliers may need to replace high risk suppliers that had poor crisis response.

Organizations will need intuitive performance indicators on supplier readiness, compliance status, and critical factors such as capacity information.  Executives having a platform with a single source of truth will be able to make the required business decisions on how to work with the Supply chain to allow the enterprise as a whole or a specific set of locations, to return to work safely.

Supplier readiness for app provides Executives and heads of Operations an overview of how ready their supply chain is to support the enterprise’s return to work safely initiative. With intuitive indicators on Supply Chain Readiness and Compliance Scores and critical factors such as capacity information, executives are able to make the required business decisions on how to work with the Supply chain to allow the enterprise as a whole or a specific set of locations, to return to work safely.

To support the supply chain readiness, enterprise needs to identify and group critical suppliers to re-board.

Initiate the re-boarding process with each critical supplier using the supplier interaction workflow engine to define and execute actions to re-board.
With the built-in email templates, each supplier will receive an invite to respond to the relevant survey to complete. The same action can also be performed from the Supplier Community Portal.

With an intuitive survey response process, capture the required supplier readiness information through customizable surveys issued.

Use the configurable auditing checklist tool to perform compliance audits on all or select at-risk suppliers to ensure compliance to the readiness requirements.
Supplier profile continues to capture all pertinent information from supplier approval status, readiness and compliance scores, and all communication that has taken place pre-crisis, crisis re-boarding activities and any post re-boarding activities in one place.

Risk assessment capabilities are included throughout the supplier readiness assessment process. The risk profile of a supplier is initially captured during the initial on-boarding process and then again in the re-boarding process. Risk may be assessed for each finding and any corrective or preventive (CAPA) actions taken to mitigate the risk

A configurable supplier portal allows suppliers to receive relevant requests for information or any additional tasks including documentation requests, i.e safety policy, insurance certificates, return to work pemit, etc. The supplier may also respond to communications including any audit findings, CAPA actions, change requests, etc.
The Supplier Readiness cockpit view, part of WORK.COM command center, you get to see how many suppliers and their state of readiness the enterprise has in total or by location or even further by the supplier criticality. Additional critical factors such as supplier capacity and compliance indicator help us assess overall supply-chain health.

Reach out to others across the enterprise and in the supply chain to solicit feedback without having to give up ownership of the tasks.
Like and follow relevant records in the system. Choose to be notified via email, dashboard, and mobile to stay abreast of developments.

Access your EQMS solution on the go, anywhere, anytime and on any device. Complete access to the solution including reports, approvals, record views, reviews, alerts, etc. ensures business continuity and improves efficiency, visibility and flexibility.
Utilize pre-developed best practices based reports. Create any number of additional reports and dashboards to suit your requirement. Information is easily retrievable, helping you make quick decisions.

Manage Supplier Readiness, Quality and Compliance

  • Evaluate Supplier Readiness: Survey supplier capacity and readiness across products and services, prioritized by critical level
  • Verify Supply Chain Compliance: Perform remote audits to analyze company safety standards, and regional regulations and guidelines
  • Resolve Supply Chain Challenges: Track deficiency remediation and escalate at risk suppliers to help them onboard faster
  • Collaborate to Return to Work Safely: Supplier Portal for real-time communication on key information updates


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