As a quality champion, the ability to proactively monitor and manage all supply chain components—therefore ensuring superior supplier quality—is key to achieving your goal of flawless products and sterling brand reputation for your organization. The ETQ Reliance® Supply Chain Quality software application set is composed of 4 apps:
The ETQ Reliance PPAP application helps companies drive efficiency and reduce risk within their organization because it allows them to:
Evaluate the components and subsystems received from suppliers
Establish clear design specifications for suppliers
Monitor supplier compliance with these standards
Is a supplier consistently meeting your company’s established design and quality specifications or not?
Thanks to ETQ Reliance’s Production Part Approval Process application you can manage product and process change requests; submissions, approvals and, optionally, waivers.
By involving suppliers in your internal quality processes, you can build your supplier relationship and confidence in the supplier’s management system.
Integrates with 3rd party systems (e.g. SAP, Oracle)
Receiving and Inspection
Giving companies better control over their suppliers’ inputs—key to the quality of the end product—is the main goal of ETQ Reliance’s Receiving and Inspection application.
To acquire more control and visibility, this app incorporates the process of receiving supplier components into your organization’s internal processes. You can set up inspection schedules, creating Sampling Plans and Skip Lot Profiles based on supplier quality and performance tendencies.
Integrates with other
ETQ Reliance apps to:
Track supplier material and chemical info
Supplier material and chemical info
Record and investigate failed inspections
Identify “Use as is” dispositions
Collect supplier ratings
Supplier Corrective Action Request (SCAR)
Several scenarios may warrant SCAR (e.g. nonconforming material, missed or delayed delivery, investigation of a customer complaint, etc.).
Using the same corrective action procedures that are used internally, ETQ Reliance’s SCAR app enables organizations to identify, fix and record quality issues traced back to suppliers. These procedures may include: root cause analysis, corrective action plans and verification checks via risk analysis.
Integrates with other ETQ Reliance apps to:
Track investigation and resolution
Assess nonconformance risk
Monitor deviations from the standard process
Integrates with 3rd-party systems (e.g. SAP, Oracle)
By building comprehensive supplier scorecards, based on quantitative and qualitative supplier quality rating information on up to five dimensions of performance, your organization can measure, evaluate and improve supplier performance to make informed future sourcing decisions.
The Supplier Rating app in ETQ Reliance lets you automatically update critical supplier scorecard metrics and generate supplier reports. Integrates with 3rd-party systems (e.g. SAP, Oracle).
Real-world supply chain quality management
Business impacts & challenges
Challenges and benefits of improving supply chain quality. Hear insights and examples from quality champions.