April 28, 2014

SupplyOn unveils Action Management: a web-based solution for successful supplier development

SupplyOn, the shared supply chain collaboration platform for global manufacturing companies, now offers a new web-based solution which will help to improve both process and product quality with suppliers. SupplyOn Action Management allows easy creation and transparent implementation of action plans. In particular, the tool helps companies to develop their suppliers and follow up action plans from supplier auditing. It also ensures that actions for developing suppliers are transparent for customers.

With the Action Management solution, both parties can create action plans and edit them in a structured way; a process which is still handled by many companies in a highly inefficient and non-transparent way using Excel lists. The tool generates automatic notifications for upcoming deadlines and ensures that a planned action is taken on time. All parties involved have access to the action plans which are stored centrally. At any given time it is clear to see which actions in a development plan have already been implemented.

By combining the new supplier development tool with SupplyOn’s Performance Monitor, action plans can be linked directly to an unsatisfactory supplier evaluation. As a result, the reasons for drawing up an action plan are clear and transparent and queries are avoided.