Manufacturers and brand owners constantly grapple with supplier and inventory risk, exacerbated by more far-flung and complex supply chains that include suppliers from all parts of the globe.
Material variability can lead to quality and process inconsistencies and produce unnecessary compliance and regulatory problems. But poring over every Certificate of Analysis (CoA) manually and comparing them against specifications is nearly unmanageable. It doesn’t help that CoAs arrive in various formats and occasionally after the shipment’s already arrived at the loading dock. At that point, it’s usually too late to detect problems with the shipment. Employees sometimes don’t discover ingredient problems until they open the shipping container.
Additionally, companies usually manage Supplier Corrective Action Requests (SCARs) in a separate data silo. Consequently, linking customer complaints, recovering lost income, and ensuring nothing falls through the cracks remains a constant struggle for manufacturers.
TraceGains Supplier Compliance functions as a virtual early warning system, automatically isolating issues with incoming shipments. By evaluating supplier product performance, lot by lot, from purchase order to production, Supplier Compliance extends inventory visibility to the shipping dock.
Automate lot-by-lot compliance across purchasing, COAs, receiving, testing, and the plant floor.
Access scorecards for supplier performance based on constant specification compliance, CARs/SCARs, and more.
Track issues and complaints across all suppliers, whether they occur on the plant floor, in receiving, or in quality assurance.
Quickly and easily issue Corrective Action and Supplier Corrective Action Requests (CARs/SCARs).
This helpful video shows how easy TraceGains makes it to ensure supplier compliance.