Overview
LQATS – Lyons Quality Audit Tracking System
GradeCard® Supplier Performance Management System
 
LLMS – Lyons Laboratory Management System
GPM – Global Performance Monitoring System
GradeCard® is easy to install, use, and maintain
Effective graphical user interface
Interfaces with current information system
Easily tailored for customer convenience
Non-disruptive to customer systems and data
Minimal manual data entry
Low cost of operations
Secured with firewall and password protection
Remote supplier web access and on-demand reporting
Web-based, enterprise-wide connectivity

In addition to creating a timely “report card” for key suppliers of goods necessary to your production processes, the system offers a secure, immediate, real-time procurement information from data automatically streamed from company procurement databases. In this way, user data entry requirements are minimized. Users only enter supplemental information whenever defective products are found, or at month or quarter end when the GradeCards are prepared.

Virtually, nothing is “hard coded” related to a specific company business since information shown and selectable by users is managed by company staff (system administrator(s)). This provides data integrity, consistency, and control by a system administrator.

Our experience has been that supplier performance definitely improves when they …
1/ know what is expected of them,
2/ know that a system is in place that monitors and measures their performance,
3/ feel that they are a part of the process of quality and delivery performance improvement.

By providing a documented history of a suppliers performance, opportunities for performance improvement may be collaboratively discussed with a supplier, contract renewal decisions are facilitated, lead times may be reviewed and analyzed, and performance expectations are clearly defined and communicated.

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