Whitepaper: Virtual Supplier Quality Management Solution powered by AI

by Chad Kymal,Antony John published on August 12, 2021

Managing suppliers virtually with an Enterprise supplier quality solution is a requirement in today’s environment. A “new normal” is emerging where the ability for the customer and the supplier to meet face to face will be heavily curtailed. These challenging times have made virtual collaboration with suppliers highly imperative. Staying coordinated and aligned with the suppliers and ensuring suppliers are performing satisfactorily is critical for a successful business and this can be achieved virtually.

Read Omnex Systems’ latest Whitepaper written by our CTO, Mr. Chad Kymal and Antony John, VP, Omnex Systems to understand how Omnex’s comprehensive Supplier Quality Management Suite, powered by AI allows organizations to manage their suppliers effortlessly by utilizing a central repository of supplier information, including their metrics, PPAPs, APQPs, audits, receiving inspections, and SCARs. The benefit of this system is in the ability to implement Plan-Do-Check-ACT (PDCA) in supply chains with a closed-loop continual improvement process.

How Omnex Systems’ Virtual Supplier Quality Management Solution can help organizations:

  • Suppliers can update project status and post electronic files to the portal for required submissions of documents or records such as PPAP, Test Results, Declarations, Certifications, etc.
  • Suppliers can be provided with convenient access to the latest manuals, policies, procedures, records, and other documents through a single window.
  • Supplier audits status and results of supplier audits/reviews are easily visible to suppliers
  • A virtual data collection of receiving inspection will ensure the supplier products are inspected.
  • Project reviews and PPAPs can be reviewed virtually
  • Machine learning rules can be configured to check for missing information and also to validate documents



Chad Kymal

Chad Kymal is the CTO and Founder of Omnex Inc. He is the author of seven books and more than 100 papers including several on integrated management systems. Chad is currently on the writing committees for several standards including TC 22/ SC 32/WG 8 for ISO 26262 (Functional Safety), ISO/TC 176 for ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management), ISO/TC 207 for ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management), and PC283 for ISO 45001 (Health and Safety Management Systems). He founded and was the CEO of an Automotive registrar for over 10 years and is familiar with conducting audits, being witnessed for audits, and also evaluating auditors and assessors. He authored and teaches a course for 3rd Party Auditors for Automotive Registrars on behalf of International Automotive Certification Bodies Association (IACBA). This course explains how 3rd Party Auditors audit IATF 16949 in an environment that includes ASPICE, Functional Safety and Product Cybersecurity. He is currently rolling out the course to global 3rd Party Auditors for IATF 16949. Chad has spent over 20 years in system, hardware and software development in various capacities. He assesses and works in automotive system, hardware and software for Agile, ASPICE, and Functional Safety ISO 26262. Chad is also currently an intacsTM certified Principal Assessor for Automotive SPICE.

Antony John

Antony John is the Vice President of Omnex Systems. He has 19 years of experience transforming technology businesses across global markets and different customer industry segments, for profitable growth. Antony also possesses strong experience working in the Information Technology, Automotive, Aerospace, Oil & Natural Gas, and Insurance industries. He currently leads the Product Development of EwQIMS, a revolutionary software solution for managing Enterprise Quality for APQP, Integrated Management Systems / QHSE, and Supplier Quality used by Fortune 500 companies, OEMs, top automotive manufacturers, and large semi-conductor organizations across the globe.

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