For Medical Device manufacturers, having visibility into the critical supply chain processes, starting with the raw material suppliers and vendors through point-of-sale is a major factor to success. Producing poor products or wrong products that require repair or replacement erodes customer sentiment and customer satisfaction levels go down.
Sparta Systems’ vendor management system for medical device manufacturers offers features such as supplier scorecards, supplier qualification best practices, manage the approved supplier list (ASL), and tracking systems for supplier non-conformances and resulting CAPA.
The TrackWise supplier qualification and vendor tracking software for medical device manufacturers increases the efficiency of supplier and vendor selection by both tracking and managing the qualification and approval process for new potential vendors and parts while avoiding redundant evaluations. TrackWise enables complete maintenance and transparency of all previous vendor records, making them available for reference across the enterprise. Supplier qualification is further enhanced by our advanced auditing capabilities to allow offline execution of audits and generation of audit reports and seamless integration back into corporate TrackWise.
The TrackWise supplier nonconformance process ensures all supplier non conformances are addressed and appropriate actions are taken by tracking and managing all reported non-conformances, their subsequent investigations, and any resulting CAPA in a timely and harmonized manner. Efficiency gains are achieved through effective workflow progression and appropriate risk management.
Supplier scorecards are the real-time view into the health of your supply chain. These scorecards pull information from all TrackWise processes and activities such as new supplier qualification, incoming inspections, non-conformance , SCARs, supplier actions and audit results, as well as ERP data such as quantity delivered and on-time delivery statistics. This truly holistic view helps highlight areas of greatest risk in your supply chain to make appropriate supplier development, supply usage and spend decisions.
“The web-based NCR and CAPA system has increased our process efficiency,” “The integrated data management capabilities in TrackWise enable Cytyc to conduct real-time metrics reporting for supplier management, an essential element for managing our supply chain network and increasing our competitive edge.” - Cytyc Corporation