Companies with a global supply chain are faced with the challenge of ensuring a high level of quality for their purchased parts – since only those who use high-quality parts can produce high-quality products themselves. Purchased parts often take a long, non-transparent route until they reach the final destination. If quality defects or deviations from the specification are not detected until then, it is often too late. In the worst case, production has to be stopped.
The quality of purchased parts must therefore be monitored long before the goods are received so that action can be taken in case of doubt. This is only achievable with an end-to-end digitalized supply chain that includes integrated quality assurance processes. This is the only way to detect and eliminate errors and their causes at an early stage.