Gathering Supplier Data Is Difficult
Whether you call it Industry 4.0, IIoT or Big Data, these initiatives rely on data to achieve their results. Supplier material quality data lives in the COA. Once aggregated, these data provide significant insights into how well your suppliers conform to your specifications. They also show how much control suppliers have over their own production processes.
Typically, suppliers provide COAs on paper and spreadsheets, which makes it difficult to pull them into a system. OCR systems, at best, are only 90% accurate, and require constant maintenance to check for changes in forms and data accuracy.
Are your customers satisfied with only 90% quality products? Should you be satisfied with only 90% accurate data?
Why GSQA? Simplify Data Collection To Drive Efficiency.
GSQA provides a means for you to collect those data in a consistent manner. Instead of managing this information in spreadsheets, emails and PDFs, suppliers upload the data directly into GSQA.
GSQA simplifies data collection by giving you options. Collect data either through a direct connection, through a web portal using standard message sets, cut and paste or a direct file upload. Both you and your suppliers spend less time managing information, and more time analyzing and acting upon what it tells you.
That is the point of supplier data. That is the point of GSQA.
Machine To Machine Data
Pull quality data directly from the systems that create it and feed it automatically into GSQA, eliminating duplicate entry and manual data entry errors.
In addition to existing reports driven by 20+ years of client requests, GSQA provides an advanced business intelligence capability that enables you to design your own dashboards and displays for advanced insights. With these data, you can find relationships that drive operational efficiency. Once you have created a useful report, share it with other team members, across the hall or around the globe.
Material quality data is not just archived in GSQA, it becomes instantly available through our integrated analytics engine to generate charts and calculate key performance measures like Ppk, Cpk and others. GSQA also produces SPC alerts and trending data to highlight potential supplier material consistency issues. You can export these data to other analytics engines for other big data projects.
Available and Traceable
GSQA makes supplier test data immediately available to anyone who needs it. Any changes, comments or additions to the lot record are also date and time stamped, providing a full historical trail. Any modifications to where the data came from and any updates becomes traceable. GSQA enforces documentation and best practices for every batch from every supplier to every factory.