Challenges In Maintaining Supplier Quality And How To Overcome Them

by Dave Watkins,Nikhil Unnikrishnan published on May 04, 2023

The Supply Chain and Governance are critical parts of every industry. The Supply Chain for many organizations is very complex, diverse, and has high risks. Identifying risky suppliers before they impact your products can save you from launch delays, recalls, and damage to your brand. Despite this importance, in many organizations, supplier quality management is commonly managed only through spreadsheets and emails. Watch this webinar to better understand how the digitalization of supplier quality management allows organizations to mitigate risks and manage effortlessly including:

  • Supplier PPAPs, APQPs
  • Supplier Audits
  • Supplier SCARS
  • Supplier Metrics

A large benefit of the digitalization of supplier quality management is in how it empowers organizations with the ability to implement Plan-Do-Check-ACT (PDCA) in their supply chains, with a closed-loop continual improvement process. Watch this webinar recording to learn more about how the digitalization of supplier quality management can help your organization’s supply chain.


Dave Watkins

Dave Watkins is the Executive Vice President and Director of International Operations for Omnex, Inc., Dave has a wide range of experience encompassing full profit and loss responsibility in General Management, as well as manufacturing, production, Human Resources and distribution management in a variety of industries. His experience includes extensive work with Ford Motor Company including being on the Ford QOS Development Team (QOS Wheel Team) and assisting with the implementation of Ford Q1. His Ford experience also includes FCSD and GPDS including helping develop and deploy new product launch in multiple companies globally.

Nikhil Unnikrishnan

Nikhil Unnikrishnan is a Consultant with a broad range of experience, involved in the design & development of hardware, software and mechanical systems and components. He has worked with organizations to analyze process deficiencies and drive improvement by implementing best-in-class practices conforming to internationally recognized standards such as Automotive SPICE®, ISO 26262 Functional Safety, ISO 9001 & IATF 16949 Quality Management Systems. Nikhil has been involved with performing detailed documentation reviews, Automotive SPICE®, Functional Safety & QMS assessments, process documentation development and conducting roll-outs for numerous leading automotive organizations including multiple Software and Hardware systems. Mr. Unnikrishnan is a Certified Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma Methodologies (CLSSGB) and also Certified Quality Process Analyst (CQPA). He is an Exemplar Global certified Lead Auditor for IATF 16949:2016 and ISO 9001:2015.

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