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Supplier Management

Partner With Suppliers, Contractors And Vendors To Improve Quality And Safety


What is ComplianceQuest's Supplier Management Software?

Managing your suppliers today can be a global challenge, whether you’re a manufacturing, consumer goods, energy or highly regulated life sciences operations. There’s often no visibility into processes or vendor performance, communication and collaboration is difficult with siloed data and disparate systems, and maintaining costs, meeting deadlines, and achieving quality, safety and regulatory standards can prove virtually impossible. CQ’s Supplier Management Solution provides an integrated framework to assess, qualify, on-board, interact and collaborate, measure and monitor performance, escalate and when required off-board suppliers effectively. Supplier management workflows will be fully streamlined across your organization and all your suppliers know exactly how to work with you across all your locations!

Supplier Management Features

Supplier On-Boarding
And Change Management

CQ Supplier Management helps organizations to streamline supplier onboarding activities so that new vendors, contractors, and suppliers can start supplying goods and services more quickly. Gone are the days of collaborating primarily over email – an intuitive supplier portal helps to facilitate collaboration between buyers and suppliers.

Supplier Corrective
Action Requests

CQ’s Supplier Management provides buyers with a way to manage the SCAR process. Alerts are issued to suppliers about downward trends so they can respond and address issues quickly. This feature enables suppliers to quickly take the necessary corrective actions, manage risk, and prevent recurrence.

Supplier Audits

CQ Supplier Management includes a robust auditing suite. The audit workflow engine provides best practice functionality to conduct all types of audits – including remote desktop audits. It also offers useful features such as record findings, links with the SCAR process to address findings, issue reports, and analyze trends when it comes to supplier performance.

Document Exchange

CQ Supplier Management document exchange process allows users to securely share, distribute, track, and control access to latest versions of content such as product drawings, quality manuals, supplier quality agreements, Certificate of Analysis (CoA), Certificate of Compliance (CoC), sales collateral, etc. from a browser or tablet device. Suppliers are given access to the relevant content from a central location in a unified QHSE cloud solution.

Incoming Inspections And
Certificate Of Analysis

CQ Supplier Management allows suppliers to submit their inspection data to buyers in order to receive approval to release a shipment. This ensures that buyers receive raw materials that are within specification and avoid delays in production. This approach also helps to reduce the Cost of Quality by reducing rework when returning nonconforming shipments to suppliers and the need for frequent manual incoming inspections.

Supplier Scorecard

CQ Supplier Management allows buyers to rate their suppliers and measure supplier performance. Since suppliers are evaluated in a consistent manner, supplier performance benchmarking allows suppliers to be compared with one another using various parameters such as risk level, nonconformances, audit results, product family, class of suppliers, region where material is supplied, etc. Organizations can build a culture of quality focused on continuous improvement and reducing the Cost of Quality by driving the right behavior and a positive working relationship between buyers and suppliers by using a unique supplier rating score that drives workflow, actions, and the right behaviors.

PPAP (Production Part
Approval Process)

CQ PPAP process helps reduce the risk of nonconforming products and delays by managing new parts/material and change requests more efficiently by involving the suppliers in the PPAP process. Using PPAP functionality, a request for a PPAP, the required documentation to support the PPAP, the workflow for the submission, review, collaboration, and approvals can be automated. The supplier will be able to see the status of all the requested PPAPs through the Supplier Portal.

Supplier Deviation

CQ Supplier Deviation (SDR) provides a complete closed-loop process for managing temporary supplier deviations for received goods, helping reduce data errors that potentially could lead to a recall in the market. Suppliers can electronically submit their deviation request details, the reason for the change and any corrective actions performed. Buyers can then easily review the request, go through the approval process and propose a final disposition (Use As Is, Rework, Scrap, SCAR, etc.). Alerts such as acknowledgments and approvals or rejections are automatically sent to the supplier for follow-up.

Approved Supplier
List (ASL)

Purchasing is responsible for maintaining and updating the ASL so that the current status of supplied goods and services remains current. CQ Supplier Management allows the ASL to be generated and maintained.

Buyer And Supplier Collaboration

Reach out to others across the enterprise and in the supply chain to solicit feedback without having to give up on the ownership of the tasks. Embed business processes within workflow to ensure issues are resolved in a consistent, streamlined, and effective manner.

Permit To Work

Ensure contractor compliance to required training and understanding of safety risks at the workplace prior to contractors arriving.

mobile access

Access your QHSE (EQMS and SMS) 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.

reporting and analytics

Utilize out-of-the-box reports and dashboards to help get you started right out of the gate. Create any number of additional reports and dashboards that are tailored to your specific business needs. Information is easily retrievable, helping you make informed decisions in real-time without having to wait weeks for data to be consolidated from siloed systems and manually compiled.

social like & follow

Like and follow relevant records in the system. Choose to be notified via email, dashboard, and mobile to stay informed of developments.

Supplier Management Solutions Datasheet

Manage Quality and Safety Beyond the Organization

The CQ Supplier Management solutions are interactive on-demand workflow-driven, pre-built solution based on industry best practices and proven business solutions. It is designed to manage risk, eliminate variance and ensure regulatory compliance. CQ Supplier Management not only ensures that companies comply with various internal and external regulatory requirements, but streamlines processes as well, ensuring that the product and the relevant services supplied are of the highest quality. In addition, its built-in processes enhance collaboration and communication with the Suppliers to keep a pulse check on the entire Supplier base.

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