The Compliance Challenge

Businesses face significant challenges from complex and ever-evolving regulations. In the goal of introducing new products and entering new markets, they. encounter a growing array of shifting regulatory requirements. These regulations demand meticulous management of products, components, supply chain, and materials. Ensuring your product remains competitive requires cost-effectiveness, functionality, and demonstrable compliance. However, the manual effort of contacting suppliers, gathering data, updating internal systems, all while keeping up with regulatory changes is not only inefficient and costly, but exposes you to the risks of non-compliance. Non-compliance can prove even more detrimental if discovered during the late stages of development, or worse, after your product has shipped.

The Integration Challenge

 When using a compliance tool like GDX for assessing product compliance, it is critical to ensure that your Bills of Materials (BOMs) and sourcing information accurately reflect the current version of your product in Propel PLM. Manual alignment between these systems introduces the potential for errors, unnecessary costs, and lost time. Operating with outdated parts, suppliers, and BOMs in your compliance tool can lead to inefficiency.

Exporting BOM data from the current revision and excluding irrelevant items like software and documentation to upload into your compliance tool is a labor-intensive manual process. These manual efforts not only increase the risk of inaccuracies, but also result in significant expenses.

Our Solution

Integration of Q Point’s Green Data Exchange (GDX) with Propel PLM streamlines and automates the process of product compliance. Leverage existing compliance data from suppliers and manufacturers, access the latest compliance information in real time, connect to the latest updates in response to regulatory changes.

GDX simplifies the product compliance effort by identifying relevant contacts for supplier data and prompting them to provide consistent and readily usable information.  GDX also offers tool for real-time data analysis that addresses product and supply chain changes as they occur. Evaluate compliance from prototyping to production stages of the New Product Introduction (NPI) lifecycle by integrating GDX with Propel PLM. This integration ensures continuous monitoring of any engineering and sourcing changes and delivers up-to-date BOMs and manufacturer parts to GDX for product compliance status evaluation.

The GDX Propel Integration can be customized to automatically update compliance status and documentation for manufacturer parts within Propel. This dynamic integration ensures that compliance status remains synchronized with product evolution in Propel PLM, delivering both functionality and compliance.

Who Benefits?

Engineering

Ensure compliance during the design process. Track a real-time view of your current bom and know that it meets all regulations and company criteria. Avoid expensive product rework. Spend more time on product development, and less time on overhead.

Environmental/Quality

Meet your regulatory requirements as well as your social responsibility and sustainability goals. Address customer requirements for product certification and material disclosure. Identify supplier partners and maintain up-to-date environmental compliance information.

Purchasing/Supply Chain

Make sure your approved suppliers meet environmental and sustainability requirements. Communicate compliance requirements to your suppliers and evaluate supplier performance. Identify non-conforming suppliers.

Your Company

Meet your regulatory requirements and filings. Achieve sustainability goals. Reduce the risk of revenue loss from stop ships and recalls. Avoid brand and reputational risk due to audit failure by both customers and regulators.

HOW IT WORKS

In Propel PLM, maintain an Approved Manufacturer List an manufacturer part numbers. Indicate compliance specifications (e.g., REACH, RoHS, Conflict Minerals, and Full Material Disclosure). Your manufacturer parts are automatically synchronized with GDX. GDX can receive top-level assemblies and all manufacturer parts that report into a BOM. Propel-GDX Integration can be customized to deliver assemblies that require compliance evaluation. GDX not only provides access to existing compliance data, it provides a comprehensive method to request compliance data from your suppliers when needed. With Propel and GDX, you have better compliance visibility around your entire product.

Search and filter parts in GDX to conduct analysis or identify parts requiring compliance information. View detailed information on any supplier part.

In GDX, you can easily request information from your suppliers. Get compliance information and supporting evidence documentation directly from. the manufacturers. Utilize the GDX management dashboard to track the status of open requests and evaluate supplier performance.

Finally, generate a product level certificate of compliance (CoC) to share with a customer and record in Propel PLM.

  • Connect to your suppliers to obtain real-time compliance data
  • Stay up to date with continuously changing regulations
  • Stay up to date with engineering and sourcing changes
  • Evaluate compliance of your product against regulations

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