Pilgrim Provides Enhanced Visibility of Supplier Performance in Latest Software Release

Tampa, FL – Oct. 1, 2014 -- Pilgrim Quality Solutions, a leading global provider of enterprise quality management software and services for the Life Sciences, today announced the latest release of SmartSolve® Supplier Quality Management. The solution makes it easier for companies to assess supplier performance and focus quality management actions on suppliers who have the greatest impact on risk and profitability.

This enhanced version of Supplier Quality Management includes rich inspection planning capabilities for eliminating nonconforming materials from entering the production process, and supplier scorecards for assessing, comparing and communicating supplier performance.

Powerful quality control plans within Supplier Quality Management create a more productive and effective inspection process. Inspection managers can take advantage of pre-built sampling plans derived from ANSI/ASQ best practices, or they can create their own. Once inspection results are captured, future sampling plans will be tightened or reduced through switching rule logic. Additionally, documented inspection plans outline quantities to sample and characteristics to test.

Scorecards provide a deep understanding and holistic view of supplier performance. Supplier quality-based information is used to rate each supplier against critical performance metrics and ultimately produce a supplier score card. These scorecards benchmark suppliers and assess which need the most attention. The scorecards are also valuable in facilitating quantitative discussions on areas for improvement.
“Many organizations still use fairly labor-intensive means of planning incoming inspections and evaluating suppliers’ performance,” said Thierry Durand, President and CEO of Pilgrim Quality Solutions. “This newly enhanced version of Supplier Quality Management makes it much easier for companies to plan and optimize their incoming inspections and gives them a clear, holistic picture of their suppliers’ overall performance across the spectrum of quality processes.”

Supplier Quality Management is comprised of tightly-integrated applications for managing inspections, nonconformances, CAPAs and audits. This powerful and comprehensive solution reduces the risk of product deviations and improves the quality of finished goods.

About Pilgrim Quality Solutions
Pilgrim Quality Solutions is a leading global provider of enterprise quality management software and services for the Life Sciences and other highly regulated industries. For more than 20 years, our solutions have automated thousands of processes that ensure the quality of life’s most important products. Product quality and patient safety increase while risks decline. Our on-premise and cloud technologies reflect quality industry standards and include electronic signatures, audit trails and validation packs - helping customers more easily achieve compliance and pass regulatory audits. With Pilgrim Quality Solutions as your partner, you are prepared to succeed. For more information, visit www.pilgrimquality.com.




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