Supplier management in PLM software brings suppliers into the whole product lifecycle
Sourcing and Supplier Integration
Integrating supplier management software into your product lifecycle management (PLM) strategy is critical for success in today’s market. Increased complexity and compressed production cycles are driving products that are designed and validated by globally dispersed teams, including suppliers. As your suppliers assume more responsibility for greater portions of your products, you need them to interact with people across your business -- such as purchasing, engineering, compliance, quality, and manufacturing -- to increase productivity and reduce the risk of recalls and non-compliance.
Teamcenter® PLM software provides a comprehensive approach to managing interactions with suppliers. You can coordinate processes and manage information, both internal and external, across all stages of your product lifecycle. You can drive early supplier involvement in product development and provide visibility into accurate supplier information across departments. Supplier information can be managed in context with the product structure to provide holistic views of your product.
Supplier management software can be a part of your whole PLM strategy. Learn more about our outsourcing and supplier collaboration solutions below.
Collecting and managing supplier information can be a tedious manual task. With Teamcenter vendor management, enterprise stakeholders (such as design, engineering, compliance and purchasing) have access to suppliers, supplier data, and supplier parts in a single, secure PLM framework. Suppliers can be organized by the categories of goods they provide, making it easy to search for the right supplier. Supplier parts and quotes are connected to the product BOM for ease of access and analysis.
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