Stratas Supplier Collaboration

Expanding Quality Processes Across the Supply Chain

Stratas Supplier Collaboration 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. Stratas Supplier Collaboration allows suppliers to participate directly in quality interactions that historically have been handled using inefficient, manual methods. When combined with the rich capabilities of TrackWise EQMS, Stratas Supplier Collaboration creates a fully featured, end-to-end supplier quality management solution.
 
Stratas Supplier Collaboration streamlines quality-related interactions between customers and their partners, giving greater visibility, management and control into an organization’s quality management processes across the global supply chain. It facilitates the development of an integrated quality business network through seamless, electronic management of the entire supplier management process by providing partners secure access to participate directly in a supplier portal. This supports quality-related interactions such as supplier onboarding, supplier communication, audit management, and non-conformances. Stratas Supplier Collaboration eliminates the points of disconnect and the inefficient, manual methods such as email and fax to traditionally manage suppliers.  The result is unparalleled transparency, management, and control over third party quality, enabling organizations to make better decisions to manage supplier compliance, quality and risk.

Four Best Practices to Improve Quality in the Supply Chain

 
Check  Effectiveness
Helps to reduce the likelihood of a negative quality event and enables the constant measurement of suppliers to identify those that are ineffective     
 
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Efficiency
Fosters a stronger supplier communication process regiment that improves the reliability and traceability of communications, and helps to enforce the on-time completion of quality interactions and remediation        
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Security and Compliance
Drives a robust supplier compliance management process that reduces errors and loss of critical information and prevents non-compliance to regulation          
 

Sparta Systems Integrated Quality Solutions

Prevent quality issues from significantly impacting customer loyalty and your bottom line.  

Stratas Supplier Collaboration improves supplier quality management, protects brand reputation, and mitigates risk and litigation exposure by:  

  • Connecting suppliers to the existing quality management solution (QMS) and leveraging the flexible workflow capabilities of TrackWise EQMS
  • Creating a Single Source of Truth for end-to-end quality management that provides the ability to aggregate quality metrics and scorecards in a consistent, measurable, normalized and repeatable way
  • Reducing errors and loss of critical information within supplier quality processes
  • Ensuring quality workflows are followed across a broad range of suppliers and service providers  
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Simple, Secure and Seamless Collaboration

The Stratas Supplier Collaboration solution starts with configurable, best practice supplier quality management processes in TrackWise EQMS, such as Non-Conformances, Audit Management, Change Management, Complaints, and Supplier Corrective Actions.  As each internal process reaches the point in the workflow in TrackWise where a supplier response, investigation, data or documents are needed, the task is extended out to suppliers for input through Stratas Supplier Collaboration’s  secure web page.  This multi-tenant portal is built with a simple, intuitive user experience and is provided to suppliers through an easy registration and supplier onboarding process. As suppliers complete each quality task, Stratas Supplier Collaboration hands the workflow back to TrackWise, aggregating quality data in one place.

Suppliers can easily keep track of what quality tasks and inquiries are due via the web-based portal. In addition, a set of charts are available to the supplier to provide a visual representation of supplier performance, including average cycle time, on-time performance and total quality processes by month.

And with the advanced reporting and analysis capabilities of TrackWise QualityView, TrackWise organizations are able to better understand and gain insights from analyzing supplier performance history through advanced reports such as heat maps, risk profiling and supplier scorecards.

Seamless Supplier Information Management to Reduce Risk 

Supplier nonconformance management through Stratas Supplier Collaboration ensures all supplier non-conformances are addressed by tracking and managing all reported non-conformances, their subsequent investigations, and any resulting CAPA directly with your suppliers. Suppliers can initiate and notify their customer of a nonconformance issue, and track the progress and exchanges between the Supplier and Customer as the nonconformance is moved to a resolution.

The fully managed, secured and hosted Stratas Supplier Collaboration solution is 21 CFR Part 11, ERES, GxP, and Safe Harbor compliant, with audit trails, electronic signatures, and supplier registration and user management provided.

Stratas Supplier Collaboration eliminates the inefficient, manual methods typical in managing quality in the supply chain – enabling seamless, electronic management of the entire business process. The result is unparalleled visibility, management and control over external quality.

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