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Supply Chain Collaboration

As suppliers take on more responsibility in the creation of your products, a “one size fits all” approach to supplier integration is no longer viable. You must be able to digitally interact with all suppliers, even those who are geographically dispersed and outside your PLM environment. 

Our tools and solutions provide a comprehensive approach to managing supplier interactions. They support multiple use cases such as design data exchange, direct materials sourcing and supplier program management.

As suppliers take on more responsibility in the creation of your products, a “one size fits all” approach to supplier integration is no longer viable. You must be able to digitally interact with all suppliers, even those who are geographically dispersed and outside your PLM environment. 

Our tools and solutions provide a comprehensive approach to managing supplier interactions. They support multiple use cases such as design data exchange, direct materials sourcing and supplier program management.

Supply Chain Collaboration

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In today’s consumer products industry, design and manufacturing sites are geographically dispersed and suppliers are more included in the value chain. Your suppliers must interact with all aspects of your business, including purchasing, engineering, compliance, quality, and manufacturing. Effective supply chain collaboration is essential for dealing with compressed product cycles and increased product complexity. It is also critical for increasing productivity and reducing the risk of recalls and non-compliance. 

With our comprehensive approach to managing supplier interactions, you can coordinate processes and manage supplier information for companies that are both inside or outside your PLM environment. Supplier information can be managed in context with the product structure to provide holistic views of your product. This will enable early supplier involvement in product development and provide visibility into accurate supplier information across departments. You will make better decisions about purchased components and gain access to reliable supplier analytics.

Supply Chain Collaboration

Solution Capabilities

Explore the key areas of this solution.

Automate Supplier MSDs Declaration Processing

Automate the process of requesting, gathering and validating supplier declaration data. Aggregate supplier data to the product definition and archive disclosure information.

Bill of Materials Management

Manage a single, multidisciplinary BOM, from concept through end of life, which encompasses all configurations and includes supplier-provided data.

Design Data Exchange

Use a secure web portal to exchange information such as CAD designs, specifications, and JT files with suppliers.

Direct Materials Sourcing

Enable efficient asset bidding with controlled processes for event management, automatic tracking, and communication. Get detailed cost breakdowns, analyze bids and even manage award nominations.

Supplier Collaboration

Establish closed-loop processes with suppliers, including collaboration with those outside your PLM environment. Provide an intuitive web portal for suppliers that supports collaboration and program management.

Supplier Integration with PLM

Authorize and securely collaborate across sites with suppliers. Enable them to participate in your PLM processes but only with data to which you grant access.

Supplier Program Management

Plan and execute supplier projects within the context of an overall facility or program. Assign tasks to suppliers who are not internal PLM system users.

Vendor Management

Manage suppliers, their data, reporting, and supplied parts in your PLM environment. Aggregate supplied parts into the product structure.

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