Quality issues can impact consumer health and safety as well as supply chain relationships. Manufacturers are starting to treat suppliers as part of an overall pharmaceutical vendor management strategy, recognizing the value in a trusted partnership giving them accountability for the materials they supply. Finding issues with vendor performance early in the cycle reduces the error being carried forward through the supply chain. This relates to wrong material or parts being in the supply chain, thus, requiring costly inventory carrying costs, rework to get back into specs or even scrap. Later life cycle issues affect inventory of correct materials needed to manage demand, providing the relevant products to the downstream stakeholders such as packagers, distributors and point-of-sale.
Sparta Systems TrackWise Supplier Quality Management
TrackWise Supplier Quality Management Solution helps you to segment your supplier base, identify your key suppliers, plan and manage to ensure that the capabilities of your suppliers are optimally leveraged. The solution 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.
Sparta Systems' Stratas Supplier Collaboration Solution
Stratas Supplier Collaboration software is a cloud-based portal that extends quality processes beyond a corporation’s four walls out to suppliers, contract manufacturers and other partners in the external supply network. This allows them to participate directly in quality interactions that historically have been handled using inefficient, manual methods. When combined with the rich capabilities of TrackWise, Stratas creates a fully featured, end-to-end supplier quality management solution.