Analyzing a supplier’s performance in manufacturing involves evaluating various aspects of their operations and measuring how well they meet your requirements and expectations towards having them comply with IATF. Given that circumstance, here are some critical steps to follow:
- Identify performance metrics: The first step is to define the metrics that will be used to evaluate the supplier’s performance. Some standard metrics include delivery times, quality of the products or services, lead times, responsiveness to inquiries, and customer service.
- Collect data: Collect data on the performance metrics identified in the first step. This data can be obtained through regular reporting from the supplier, reviewing customer feedback, conducting supplier audits, and analyzing production data. For a new potential supplier, you can ask them to show you the data with customers similar to your company.
- Analyze the data: Once you have collected the data, it’s essential to identify trends and patterns. You can use statistical analysis to determine if there are any significant changes in the supplier’s performance over time.
- Evaluate the supplier’s performance: Use the data and analysis to evaluate the supplier’s performance against your identified performance metrics. This can help you identify areas where the supplier is performing well and areas where they need to improve.
- Provide feedback: Provide the supplier with feedback on their performance. This feedback should be specific and actionable, highlighting areas where they need to improve and offering suggestions for improving their performance.
- Monitor performance: Finally, monitor the supplier’s performance on an ongoing basis to ensure they meet your requirements and expectations. This can involve regular reporting, supplier audits, and continuous data analysis. If the supplier is not meeting your requirements, you may need to consider alternative suppliers or renegotiate the terms of your contract.
Be prepared to comply with IATF – how to manage it effectively?
For your suppliers to comply with IATF, you can explore our incoming inspection module at Kiuey, if you don’t mind. Based on your process requirements, it enables you to perform inspections, takes advantage of the preconfigured AQL table, or set your sample size.