SUPPLIER QUALITY MANAGEMENT
ACCELERATING MANUFACTURING PERFORMANCE
Streamlining & Continually Improving
Through regular audits, incoming inspection and traceability continue to be the most effective strategy there is for reducing manufacturing costs.
Supplier Quality Management (SQM) is the catalyst that all complex manufacturers look to in controlling production costs, reducing variances, and enabling compliance to quality standards. Faced with these constraints, complex manufacturers turn to Solumina for Supplier Quality Management expertise in discrete, complex manufacturing. Solumina provides the capability to query all processes and activities related to product quality and production history in real time, including supplier status, communications, constraints and history records. Graphs and reports also provide visibility for inspections, discrepancies, containment actions, corrective actions, audits, and supplier rating.
Supplier Quality Management
Real-time Visibility in Supplier Quality Assurance
Solumina for Supplier Quality Management provides visibility into supplier quality assurance, compliance and management including the capability to query real-time supplier status, constraints, and history records for all processes and activities.
Track Suppliers’ Performance
Performance is tracked consistently with complete visibility of supplier- induced issues, and defects found during inspection at the source or downstream in manufacturing. Solumina displays quality-performance metrics in easy-to-read charts and reports that can drill down to specific purchaser orders and inspections. Suppliers with a high defect or failure rate are highlighted.
Quality Requirements and Inspection Planning
Solumina provides tools to manage the definition of inspection and verification plans to ensure compliance to specifications mandated by engineering requirements, contracts and industry process standards. Solumina provides inspectors the ability to review and approve source inspection data remotely, including measurements, check lists and certifications.
Configured Escalation Rules
Increase oversight on suppliers automatically depending on their quality performance increase sampling rates and audit frequency.
A collaborative approach to quality enables more inspections to be performed via the Web, reducing inventory items at receiving. Products can then ship directly to Work In Process (WIP) at the plant based on rules established by quality managers and a suppliers’ quality rating.
Extensive Engineering Support
Solumina supports Quality Engineers that encompass support for planning product and inspection specifications, including product characteristics, tolerances, and rules for sampling, oversight and audits.
Drive Supplier Quality Management
Assure compliance is met deep into the operations of suppliers. Solumina provides manufacturers with the option of integrating a self-managed quality path across their supply chains. Real-time communication between suppliers and buyers make it possible to react quickly to disposition issues when they arise on the shop floor.
Real-time Issuance and Management
Ensure inspection and audit requirements are being met in real-time. The Solumina system dynamically generates inspection and audit requirements for each purchase-order line item. The requirements are produced based on the most recent history for a specific part family and for a specific supplier.
With Solumina, systems are optimized for defining, managing, communicating, and verifying product specifications and requirements. Quality can be managed efficiently at the supplier’s site with processes that parallel a facility’s internal quality operations.
Attain compliance with First Article Inspection (FAI) requirements, in addition to compliance with FAA and AS9102 guidelines.
Each suppliers’ progress to compliance and quality management standards, including defects found during inspection at the source or downstream in manufacturing are visible. Solumina provides full 360-degree visibility of the entire manufacturing value chain, delivering insights and intelligence on compliance and quality management by suppliers, multiple layers deep into the supply chain.
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