Supply Chain Quality Customer Initiatives
Leading Industry Projects:
- Advanced semiconductor equipment manufacturer and industry leader is deploying GSQA® to manage quality in their multi-tier supply chain. As their business has grown, more suppliers and suppliers’ suppliers are necessary to handle the complexity of their product line. Because GSQA® provides the easy definition and redefinition of the supply chain topology, the company sees value in deploying GSQA® back 3 tiers from their own production facilities (supplier’s supplier’s supplier).
Once inside the supply chain, tracking material movement based on P.O.s and specification conformance becomes the day in and day out chore to assure that the steps in the out-sourced process perform as designed and agreed to. GSQA® tracks the results of complex tests with images for physical, dimensional, chemical, and sensory specifications. Given the very detailed attention that is required, even to the molecular level in some cases, the tests are comprehensive and vary across the spectrum differing by supplier, tier, and function.
From this daily activity at disparate supply chain facilities, SaaS GSQA® generates the central knowledgebase over the web for one-click traceability, fast product-genealogy reporting, supplier quality scorecarding and material performance tracking, trending and controlling. Exactly what this industry leader needs to stay ahead with the quality customers require.
- Leading pet food corporation moves to manage quality tracking in their multi-tier, multi-company supply chain with GSQA. All companies with extended supply chains are threatened by contaminated or counterfeit materials entering at some point back from the first-tier suppliers where all the auditing is done. With guidance from Operations, R&D, Purchasing and Supply Chain executive management this corporation has taken this positive step to protect its supply chain from unknown suppliers and from lack of visibility of material movement and compliance. Forward and backward traceability around the world will be a few clicks away. Only this kind of action will protect corporations with networks of suppliers that have become standard in global business.
- Largest nuclear fuel and fuel rod assembly provider has begun a GSQA implementation to manage quality and material validation across their multi-level supply chain. The unique and industry-leading project will provide real-time access to successively deeper tiers in their product fabrication supply chain with metal treatment, part fabrication, assembly creation testing at each level in support of a final customer-delivered report composed of each tier's material/spec/QC-tests for compliance and traceability. GSQA was selected for its capability to model complex supply chains for material validation with e-COA®, its web-based nonconformance management, and supply-chain-member certification and regulatory compliance, all via a single SaaS solution.
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