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Beyond Simple Supplier Certification

iBASEtBeyond Simple Supplier Certification

Sep

16

Beyond Simple Supplier Certification

Speaker: Conrad Leiva

Solumina includes automated escalation procedures to improve supply chain management efficiency. This feature goes beyond certifying the supplier and managing quality by supplier rating.

To work at a more detailed level, it is important to automate oversight processes and to ensure all suppliers are being treated equally. Therefore, we cannot depend on manual, subjective triggers that can lead to the evolution of a buddy system  between suppliers and buyers. 

By automating the process, discipline and consistency are programmed into the rules for efficiency, and our clients gain a new way to manage suppliers. They are excited about being able to match suppliers with processes that are similar to their own internal operations. 

Waste reduction is one of the most important benefits of process automation and rule consistency. Manual processes and subjective criteria require too much oversight and create waste. With too little oversight, however, companies can miss the opportunity to catch a problem earlier and nearer to the source, which could result in more rework. 

Automated processes have allowed organizations to reduce overhead and improve their efficiency and focus. With fewer people, they can focus more on the issues instead of applying general rules to the whole supply chain and all the products. 

At the end of the day, in order to compete in today’s digital manufacturing revolution, companies must find a solution to integrate all interfaces into one digital thread. Download our eBook to learn how Solumina can make this a reality.

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