Streamline your supply chain output by integrating quality, safety, performance management and collaboration tools to increase supplier performance while reducing risk and cost.
Partner with Suppliers, Contractors and Vendors to Improve Quality and Safety
With CQ’s Supplier Management, you can take control of your Supplier Quality across all locations, by assessing and qualifying, on-boarding, interacting, collaborating, escalations, measuring, and monitoring performance of your Suppliers.
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. For many companies without the capabilities to manage their supply chain, such uncoordinated and inefficient efforts result in significant financial, quality, safety, brand and time impact.
Manage the Complete Supplier Lifecycle
With CQ Supplier Management solution, you can stay on top of all elements of your supplier management processes, identifying issues as they arise, managing approvals and changes in real-time, and ensuring appropriate supplier performance and quality standards through consistent audits and reviews.
By digitally transforming how you engage with your suppliers at every step, you ensure that every interaction is performed as it should, nothing gets missed or dropped, and continuity of supply is maintained.
Collaborate with Your Suppliers in Real-time
Your entire team can benefit from transforming how you work with your suppliers by integrating a collaborative system into your operations.
CQ Supplier Management is a secure, cloud-based solution that fosters best practices in your supplier relationships, ensuring quality, compliance and readiness.
Tightly coupled with audit, risk, change, document management and other QMS capabilities, information is easily and instantaneously shared with your suppliers, making it straightforward to address issues, take corrective actions and stay ahead with real-time performance monitoring driving efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
Digitize and Automate Your Entire Enterprise’s Supply Chain in a Single Platform
Eliminate back-and-forth emails, documents and spreadsheets to interact with your supplier base. For the first time, get complete transparency and oversight about supplier specifications, change requests, deviations, safety compliance, permit to work, contractor certifications, etc. With bi-directional communication, workflows and alerts, you can identify issues sooner and easily escalate when necessary.
Now, you can:
- Gain a consolidated, 360 degree view of your supplier engagements
- Manage and control all elements of your supplier interactions
- Provide supplier and partner visibility and access to all your departments throughout the supply chain
- Ensure supplier compliance and reduce risk
Support Your Entire Organization
Key CQ Supplier Management Features
On-Boarding and Change Management
Helps organizations to streamline supplier onboarding activities so that new vendors, contractors, and suppliers can start supplying goods and services more quickly.
The audit workflow engine provides best practice functionality to conduct all types of audits – including remote desktop audits.
Corrective Action Requests
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.
CQ Supplier Deviation (SDR) provides a complete closed-loop process for managing temporary supplier deviations for received goods, helping reduce data errors.
Document exchange process allows users to securely share, distribute, track, and control access to latest versions of content.
Incoming Inspections and CoA
Allows suppliers to submit their inspection data to buyers in order to receive approval to release a shipment.
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.
Permit to Work
Ensure contractor compliance to required training and understanding of safety risks at the workplace prior to contractors arriving.
Rating and Scorecards
Allows buyers to rate their suppliers and measure supplier performance.
Approved Supplier List (ASL)
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.
Access your QHSE (EQMS and SMS) solution on the go – anywhere, anytime and on any device.
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.
Social Like & Follow
Like and follow relevant records in the system. Be notified via email, dashboard, and mobile to stay informed of developments.