Food, beverage, and CPG companies have unique challenges:
TraceGains Supplier Compliance evaluates supplier product performance, lot by lot, from purchase order to production, extending inventory visibility all the way to the shipping dock. Users can scorecard suppliers based on critical attributes such as continuous compliance with ingredient specifications and more.
Supplier Compliance operates as a virtual early warning system, automatically identifying issues with incoming shipments before they enter production, reducing out-of-spec inventory. Businesses can connect downstream issues such as customer complaints and plant floor problems to specific supplier lot shipments, enabling supplier chargebacks, scorecarding, and rapid replacement.
Compliance data is centralized, allowing users to review specifications, track CoA trends, and run reports on any critical data with the click of a button.
Centralizes and digitizes CoAs, receiving checklists, and CARs for better insight into items and suppliers
Reads and qualifies CoAs and lab results against specifications, stopping non-compliant shipments
Acts as an early warning system to reduce the risk of non-conforming materials going into production
Alerts both manufacturers and suppliers (if desired) of supplier non-conformances in real time
Drives supplier performance with automatic scorecarding based on critical attributes
Tracks supplier performance historically, making it easier to identify and target problem areas
Receiving (e.g. damaged containers), Quality (e.g. sample test results vs. CoA results), and Plant floor (e.g. contaminated materials)
Quickly and easily issue Corrective Action Requests (CARs) and Supplier Corrective Action Requests (SCARs) directly from the system
Records and tracks the costs incurred by supplier ingredient non-conformance enabling chargebacks to the supplier for loss recovery
Supports the process of defining specification ranges based on historical data with SpecAssistTM dashboard
Scorecards supplier performance based on key attributes like specification compliance, CARs/SCARs, and more
Automates customized workflows to ensure the right people review each CAR and the CAR is then sent to the supplier
Automatic notifications whenever a non-conformance is detected by the system, for internal and external stakeholders
Monitors defects against specifications to ensure raw material variability is kept to within acceptable standards
Tracks receiving logs, truck inspections, and other critical delivery information to support GFSI audit requirements