If your organization utilizes products and/or services from suppliers that could potentially affect product quality, you also need an effective supplier management program to manage supplier-related information. An automated supplier management program can provide a single comprehensive repository that helps you better administer and control all supplier quality data and documentation.
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Controlling documentation of supplier information, parts, materials, and services can be the most challenging aspect of supply chain management. By implementing an effective supplier quality management software solution, manufacturers gain the ability to seamlessly connect and monitor databases of suppliers’ products and services, Approved Vendor Lists, quality metrics, and all other kinds of requisite documentation—all within a centrally accessible repository.
As manufacturing goals and processes change over time, new suppliers are continually added to the mix and the statuses of existing suppliers fluctuate. An automated supplier management program can help you streamline procedures and efficiently manage and monitor approved vendor lists (AVLs). Look over the following list of supplier management program needs and see which ones apply to your particular circumstances:
Expert supplier management can be mastered when you use a powerful professional solution like MasterControl's supplier management software. Users from all departments throughout an enterprise - quality professionals, executives, managers, and IT personnel - can take control of their supplier management program by implementing MasterControl.
The MasterControl software gives all employees a user-friendly interface for accessing all documentation and records related to each supplier. It also provides the ability to share supplier qualification data with others in geographically disparate divisions, which can eliminate costly duplicated efforts and speed up a product's time to market. In the long run, MasterControl's supplier management programs help reduce the money otherwise wasted on purchasing out-of-spec or faulty products from unapproved suppliers.
The unique "Supplier View" feature of the MasterControl supplier management program displays a "Supplier Status" field for each supplier, indicating if a particular vendor is approved or not. All supplier status and crucial quality information - such as approval status, contact information, recent audits, non-conforming material reports, contracts, approved goods/services lists, supplier ratings, links to analytics reports, and more - is contained in a centralized, easily accessible repository. The system's simple interface makes adding or changing data pertaining to suppliers, parts, or services a snap. In addition, the goods/services links contained within the program operate bi-directionally, allowing users to automatically check approval status and review detail information.
The MasterControl supplier management program facilitates compliance with a broad range of regulatory guidelines related to supplier management including:
Regulatory standards like these recommend that organizations document all supplier- and customer-related activities that may lead to actual or potential non-conformances. To respond to such needs, the MasterControl software has been designed to facilitate compliance by offering users an easily maintainable approved vendor list (AVL).
One of the greatest benefits of the MasterControl supplier management program is that it provides a web-based platform that helps all parties involved in supplier management stay connected from virtually anywhere in the world. In addition, the MasterControl software seamlessly integrates with other quality management solutions and ensures that upgrades are fast, easy, and cost effective. MasterControl also offers a broad selection of validation products and services that address different needs based on the individual risk assessments of your organization.
To learn more about supplier management program, please feel free to contact a MasterControl representative.