Supplier Assessment Program Introduction
How many times were your shipment held
up or delayed because of the poor or unstable quality of
your subcontracted parts?
How many times did your perfect
Lean Manufacturing process have to be stopped because your
suppliers could not ship subcontracted parts on time or
the parts did not meet the quality standards that you required?
How many times did you have to increase your incoming inspection
staff in order to ensure the quality of your subcontracted
You are not alone! In today’s competitive
and fast changing business environment, these problems are
the common problems that any manufacturer may face from
time to time.
The most popular solution to such problems
is to establish a supplier assessment program to assess
supplier’s the quality system to ensure the quality of the
outsourcing parts. Unfortunately, this solution often fails
because businesses only focus on auditing paperwork but
fail to help the suppliers establish pragmatic quality systems
to respond to the fast changing business environment. The
Ford-Firestone case was a classic example of this type of
QIT's Supplier Assessment
Different from a traditional supplier
assessment program, QIT’s Supplier Assessment Program concentrates
on establishing quick response channels and building up
long-term mutual trust relationships between you and your
- Establish fast feedback process
handle non-conforming information by using up-to-date
information technology (Try
QIT's Supply Chain Management System).
- Establish quality system standards that both you and
your supplier concur, so no misunderstanding or disagreement
will exist between you and you supplier regarding your
- Train your auditors and your suppliers how to apply
the quality standards set up in Phase two.
- Audit your suppliers, and then rate your suppliers
accordingly (Audit Database).
- Implement corrective action and make plans for
A Completely Distinguished Advantage of QIT's Program
Cutting-edge information technology to help you establish
a knowledge base of your supplier performances.
Giving you a clear picture of your
suppliers’ performances, their problem areas and their historic
Helping you easily
track all corrective actions from each of your supplier,
and verify the effectiveness of corrective actions by reviewing
historic audit results.
Key Benefits of QIT's Supplier Assessment Program
effective results - based on our experiences,
for a 200-employee factory that has no ISO9000 type of quality
system in place, within three months applying our program,
the suppliers started Just-In-Time delivery (requiring
the supplier to supply zero defect shipment) for
have more negotiation power on pricing - your suppliers reduced the in-process defect rate, cycle
time and inventory, it will be easier to achieve a better
price that your suppliers will agree on.
quality attitude and a better relationship with your
suppliers - our program targets cultivating
problem solving and continuous learning environment
based on mutual trust, by applying our program, you
will establish a long-term mutual trust relationship
with your suppliers.
This is a real case of four suppliers
of a mid-size manufacturer. Within three moths, these supplier
confirmed zero defect deliveries and started JIT delivery.
Overall rejection rate for all suppliers was reduced from
11% to 2% in six months.
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