Supplier Control Can Be Complex.
As a Tier 1 or Tier 2 automotive supplier, IATF-16949 requires that you track suppliers the same way you track your internal processes. Many use email, complex spreadsheets and homegrown systems to track these required documents and processes, making it difficult to provide evidence during an audit.
These out of date processes and systems waste time and money, taking your focus away from process improvement and customer issues.
Why GSQA? Simplify Supplier Quality Processes.
GSQA automates SCARs, audits, PPAP and other supplier focused activities. It integrates with your ERP, MES and PLM to pass purchase orders, receipts and material specifications through to your suppliers, eliminating data silos.
In addition to maintaining compliance, you can also gain data driven insights into supplier quality. By collecting COA data, rather than just COA documents, you can determine how well your suppliers conform to specifications. You will have statistical insights into your supplier material that you can then use to have meaningful discussions with suppliers about how to address material quality issues.
The integrated NCR module provides a closed loop and accountable system that simplifies CAR creation and automatically tracks status.
That is the point of supplier quality for automotive manufacturers.
That is the point of GSQA.
Gather Material Quality Data, Not Just Documents
GSQA provides an online PPAP to qualify new supplier parts and materials. You can collaborate on the various stages of the PPAP process, and have a common platform to communicate status.
GSQA generates automatic alerts when a supplier’s materials violate SPC rules, preventing production disruptions. Any change to a SCAR status, audit activity or other GSQA monitored process generates an alert, enabling you to proactively track supplier accountability.
GSQA provides an integrated non-conformance management system across your entire supply chain. Configure the robust workflow options to meet your processes. You receive notifications whenever a supplier responds to a SCAR, and can track costs with the built in cost management system. Find out how Energizer used this to cut its supplier CARs in half.
Integrated Audits, Certifications and Document Control
GSQA provides an integrated audits and certifications module, which enables you to track the status of any GSQA managed audit or certification. It also provides a controlled document management solution, enabling simple distribution of standard operating procedures and required supplier processes.