Supplier Collaboration webinar
A lot of data in your raw material specifications are provided by your suppliers in some format or other (typically their standard format, e.g. pdf, word, hard copy, …).You then need to evaluate these specifications, with the necessary comment and correction loops.
The next step is typically any of the following:
A hard copy is filed in a filing cabinet
A file is stored on a directory
Data is manually entered in a database
Data is manually entered in a specification management system
Following up what was requested from which supplier and when, is often managed in yet a separate system (or in Excel), if a system is used at all.
Know that there is a huge opportunity for improvement in this process in terms of efficiency, quality of data, and supplier collaboration, …
The supplier portal is one of the building blocks of our PLM solution for process industries.
It offers the following automated system functions :
Send out requests for specifications to suppliers
Allow suppliers to enter their specification data, add files etc
Compare data provided with data in the Specification Management system
Import or archive data supplied in the Specification Management system
Follow up of requests : what data came back from what supplier and when?