Move From Documents To Digital
The COA provides a lens into your supply chain quality. For manufacturers that have a direct correlation between inbound material quality and finished good quality, the COA provides the data that ties everything together.
Gathering this information, though, can be quite challenging. These data typically live in spreadsheets, paper forms and a host of inconsistent formats that make gathering these data difficult.
How do you unlock this information treasure? GSQA’s e-COA® Module.
Why GSQA? The e-COA® Module Brings The COA Data To Life.
GSQA’s e-COA® Module collects, stores and manages supplier COA data.
The e-COA® Module provides 12 different data collection methods to gather COA data. These range from direct connection to a LIMS system to the COA EDI message set. If the data is out there electronically, GSQA can easily import it.
Once gathered, GSQA consolidates and shares the analysis globally with your suppliers as well as with the following departments:
- Research and Development can easily perform material root cause analyses.
- Quality Assurance professionals correlate finished good quality to inbound material quality, driving process improvements.
- Purchasing departments use the supplier material quality analysis as another supplier metric to qualify suppliers, as well as tracking inbound lots and shipments.
- Operations departments determine which characteristics drive the best production runs.
That is the point of the e-COA® Module.
That is the point of GSQA.
Every Lot From Every Supplier Meets Your Specifications
GSQA compares your supplier’s COA data to your specification, preventing out of specification lots from entering your factory. This virtually eliminates production disruptions from out-of-specification materials.
Proactive Statistical Analysis
GSQA provides advanced statistical analysis for incoming materials, giving statistical insight into your supplier’s ability to consistently produce your raw materials. Both you and your suppliers receive proactive alerts based on a variety of statistical measures to proactively manage incoming material quality.
Incorporates Third Party Lab Test Results
GSQA matches third party test results to determine the accuracy of your supplier’s testing capabilities. This provides insight into your supplier’s testing capabilities.
Comply With Industry Regulations
Whether it is FSMA, ISO-9001, TS-16949 or other industry regulations, the COA provides lot level evidence that complies with supplier material or ingredient traceability requirements.