Vendor Qualification Manager (VQM)
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Key benefits of VQM Include:
- Enabling A&D businesses to accurately and securely add new approved suppliers.
- Streamlining the supplier onboarding process.
- Reduces the costs of approval and certification.
- Provides seamless to the Exostar Partner Information Manager (PIM) service and the buyer's ERP systems to complete the onboarding process.
Roles and Responsibilities
VQM is has several roles necessary for different steps of the application workflow.
Requester/Inviter: Submits requests, assigns reviewers and approvers to invitation
Reviewer: Requests and reviews invitations; assigns reviewers to invitation where they are a reviewer
Approver: Requests, reviews, and approves invitations; assigns reviewers and approvers to invitations where they are an approver
Application Administrator: All the above, in addition to assigning user roles, updating user status, and updating organization contact and summary information
Standard User: Read-only access; Can access all invitations, reviews and supplier responses
Vendor: A supplier who has been requested to complete a pre-qualification form.