Supplier Quality Toolkit

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Contribute to the ongoing development and Continuous Improvement of requirement management, Risk Management, design and development, Design Transfer, Change Management, defect management, Supplier Quality, and Quality Management System (QMS) related procedures and processes.

More Uses of the Supplier Quality Toolkit:

  • Confirm your organization leads Risk Management activities to identify, design and process risks and ensure mitigation in Compliance with corporate procedures in regard to supplier activities.

  • Pilot: review engineering specifications and drawings to determine suppliers abilities to meet parameters and review new and modified product designs from a material standpoint advising modifications when necessary.

  • Coordinate: work cross functionally with Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Quality Engineers to manage supplier relationships and implement on going measurement and Performance Improvement processes focusing on savings, quality, lead time and Inventory Management.

  • Evaluate and verify supplier Process Controls and Supplier Quality Systems, analyze product failures, facilitate writing and/or approve results of Corrective Actions of suppliers.

  • Identify current or potential impacts, communicate findings and recommend action to provide information and to influence or affect positive change in engineering Operations results.

  • Make Resource Allocation decisions along with the Engineering Management Product and Product Management as to how best develop and resource projects in the portfolio.

  • Lead creating supplier Audit schedule and participating in audits which are conducted on a scheduled basis, record action items, and ensure timely follow up.

  • Develop supplier relationships while continuing to support the KPIs of Cost Savings, cost containment, Supplier Quality, Inventory Management, and on time deliveries of raw materials and supplies.

  • Oversee: actively involved in providing quality support and technical direction for New Product Development, as part of technology transfer teams, from Research and Development to Manufacturing though scale up process/Product Development, product and Process Validation.

  • Confirm your organization ensures development, implementation, and Audit of complex inspection and Test Plans, standards and acceptance criteria, and procedures/work instructions.

  • Support and work cross functionally with engineering, supply management, inspection and production for all phases, systems, programs and/or products from less complicated, single focus activities to extremely complex and highly diverse activities.

  • Manage work with purchasing/Supply Chain to address supplier issues and improve Supplier Quality by using Supplier Quality metrics and data to prioritize projects.

  • Confirm your organization creates and implements a organizationwide Quality Management System that ensures high Quality Standards and controls are in place for all existing and new products.

  • Ensure you guide; lead Supplier Quality Management process implementation to assure Product Development, Manufacturing, and sales and service functions have the resources necessary to achieve Business Objectives.

  • Deliver results as measured by key metrics, as supplier yield, field cost, field defect rate, Supplier Quality plan engagement/effectiveness, and corrective and preventative action closure.

  • Be accountable for identifying solutions to complex problems with a focus on continual improvement practices using tools like Causal Analysis to drive Corrective Action and Preventive Action.

  • Devise: work involve functioning as liaison between purchasing, engineering, Supplier Quality, internal product investigations, Manufacturing and suppliers to drive net warranty reduction and recover costs related to field actions and warranty.

  • Provide support in the analysis and investigation of faulty coils and drive solution plans to completion by working with a cross functional team of Supplier Quality, sustaining engineering, research engineering, and Operations.

  • Confirm your organization interacts with Manufacturing Engineers, Supplier Quality Engineers and customer Quality Engineers to drive improvement activities and ensure product and processes meet or exceed customer expectations.

  • Secure that your organization complies; conducts customer and Supplier Quality surveys at various Manufacturing facilities which maintains a standard of quality in raw materials and finished goods.

  • Be accountable for reviewing customers processes against industry best practices in complex discreet manufacturing; maintenance, repair, and overhaul; Supplier Quality and process Quality Management.

  • Develop supplier relationships while continuing to support the KPIs of Cost Savings, cost containment, Supplier Quality, Inventory Management, and on time deliveries of raw materials and supplies.

  • Assure your organization complies; designs, develop, and implements cost effective methods of testing and Troubleshooting systems and equipment for all phases of Product Development and Manufacturing.

  • Collaborate with other departments, as Supplier Quality, Planning, Engineering, Quality Assurance and Production to identify and qualify new suppliers.

  • Direct: review, analyze and reports on quality discrepancies and develops a comprehensive quality action plan to address product escapes and minimize its impact to the customer.


Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Supplier Quality Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step Work Plans and maturity diagnostics for any Supplier Quality related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Supplier Quality specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Supplier Quality Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a Data Driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...

STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 997 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of Process Design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Supplier Quality Improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 997 standard requirements:

  1. Are the quality requirements agreed with the supplier in a purchase order, including drawings, specifications, acceptance standards, significant characteristics, and testing methods?

  2. Is measuring and Test Equipment used for acceptance, identified to indicate the date of last calibration, the person calibrating, and the date when the next calibration is due?

  3. Do personnel performing quality functions have sufficiently well defined responsibilities, authority, and organizational freedom to identify and evaluate quality problems?

  4. Does the contract manufacturer have a process for measuring supplier performance and rapidly identifying and addressing any Supply Chain quality issues that may arise?

  5. What are the key supplier requirements – service, infrastructure capability / capacity, security, quality, responsiveness -- to enable reliable product supply?

  6. Does the supplier assure compliance with subcontract and adherence to plans of all other processes used in Software Development, engineering, and management?

  7. What are the systematic planning methods and tools available to assess and qualify the capabilities of the supplier and logistics Service Providers?

  8. Do requests for purchase of goods or services indicate criteria for selection of the supplier on the basis of price, quality, and terms of delivery?

  9. How can alternate materials produced by technologies be qualified for use without jeopardizing the patent interests of producers, or suppliers?

  10. Is there an ongoing process in place to communicate to suppliers any concerns and issues affecting the Quality of Service being delivered?

Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Supplier Quality book in PDF containing 997 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Supplier Quality self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Supplier Quality Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Supplier Quality areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Supplier Quality Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline Data Protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:


STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Supplier Quality projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Supplier Quality Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Supplier Quality project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Is it safe to say you can handle more work or that some tasks you are supposed to do arent worth doing?

  2. Cost Baseline: Does the suggested change request seem to represent a necessary enhancement to the product?

  3. Stakeholder Management Plan: Are post milestone Supplier Quality project reviews (PMPR) conducted with your organization at least once a year?

  4. Cost Management Plan: Is there an on-going process in place to monitor Supplier Quality project risks?

  5. Probability and Impact Matrix: Costs associated with late delivery or a defective product?

  6. Probability and Impact Assessment: What are the levels of understanding of the future users of the outcome/results of this Supplier Quality project?

  7. Planning Process Group: How are the principles of aid effectiveness (ownership, alignment, management for development results and mutual responsibility) being applied in the Supplier Quality project?

  8. Assumption and Constraint Log: What would you gain if you spent time working to improve this process?

  9. Scope Management Plan: Do Supplier Quality Project Teams & team members report on status / activities / progress?

  10. Lessons Learned: Was there enough support – guidance, clerical support, training?

Step-by-step and complete Supplier Quality Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

2.0 Planning Process Group:

3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log

4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Supplier Quality project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance

5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Supplier Quality project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Supplier Quality project with this in-depth Supplier Quality Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Supplier Quality projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Supplier Quality and put Process Design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Supplier Quality investments work better.

This Supplier Quality All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.


Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.