Business partner portal"Global Sourcing"
The proportion of a final product coming from external suppliers is continually increasing. Information exchanged with suppliers absolutely must be well-controlled, to ensure that product quality is maintained and that supply lead-times and details of their associated costs remain managed. The order originator must be able at any point to take back production control of the sub-contracted product, to resume manufacturing internally or switch it to another supplier.
The supplier or partner must in the first place have access to all the latest information about the project concerned. Many expensive errors are due to a version mismatch between the documents used by the supplier and those in use by the client. The secure filters in ENOVIA V6 allow this functionality to be implemented quickly. The next stage is to integrate the main business partners in the RFx submission, qualification and modification processes. They thereby become direct participants in the product lifecycle, and better communication between the two companies is ensured.
The ENOVIA V6 call-for-tender management application enables a business to make the entire set of documents available online, to send it to a given list of suppliers and to bring together all communications in a single place.
The partner wishing to make a submission can then access all information, ask questions, communicate with the client, and file their own technical and financial response using the same portal.
Product compliance testing and quality control are very often the most critical processes for businesses that bring suppliers "on board" for their PLM project.
The PQP (Part Quality Plan) in ENOVIA V6 enables management and tracing of all the stages in the component compliance testing process.
A progress report for the PQP can be obtained at any point. Process "templates" are defined that become the standards to be followed for each type of sub-contracted component.
ENOVIA V6 provides buyers with the "Buyer Desk" dedicated work environment, enabling them to optimise their tasks in accordance with the product line they want to supply. Monitoring and compliance testing tools enable ratings to be given to suppliers, allowing a list of certified partners to be created.