The Supply Chain Law

The supply chain law stipulates that German companies will gradually be bound by a human rights due diligence obligation across national borders from 2023. What will become mandatory in the future is already an opportunity today. By acting responsibly along the global value chain, you create quality that inspires. So take action today to prepare for the legal requirements of the supply chain law.

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Acting with foresight: expand your quality management in accordance with legal obligations.

The Key Points of the Supply Chain Law

  • The bill was passed by the Bundestag in June 2021 and confirmed by the Bundesrat.
  • The supply chain law will come into force on January 1, 2023.
  • This concerns first of all large German companies with more than 3,000 employees.
  • From 2024, companies with 1,000 or more employees will also be held responsible.
  • In terms of due diligence, companies will then be responsible for their own company and their suppliers upstream in the supply network.
  • Violations could result in fines and exclusion from public tenders for up to three years.

QM Software in Response to the Supply Chain Law

Normative and legal requirements have long been taken into account in quality management. Risk assessment, by means of which potential risks are detected early on, the onboarding process of a supplier and the review of his economic actions are just a few examples. Take the supply chain law as an opportunity to further expand your quality management with the new legal obligations and also growing needs. Solutions to ensure that you demonstrably meet the requirements of the supply chain law can be found in the precisely tailored modules of our QM software.

Audits
Audit Management in the QM software from Babtec

Audit Management

With audits, you can check and ensure the effectiveness of a management system in your own company or at your supplier's. It is examined whether the internal company processes as well as the requirements and guidelines comply with the standards. A structured supplier onboarding as well as regular auditing of your suppliers is an essential step to meet the requirements of a supply chain law.

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Incoming Goods
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Incoming / Outgoing Goods Inspection

Effective and economically justifiable incoming and outgoing goods inspections ensure the correct handling of inspection planning and processing. Only an inspection based on sophisticated inspection plans provides certainty about the quality of the goods and minimizes the risk of a defective delivery or a complaint. The often considerable effort involved in the inspection planning and the inspection process itself can be minimized by reusing inspection characteristics once created in other inspection plans or by connecting measuring equipment and machines for automatic inspection data processing.

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Complaints
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Complaints Management

Complaints are extremely helpful for the production of innovative products and long-term customer loyalty when their causes are consistently analyzed and tracked. They show where action is required in the case of defective products and enable continuous improvement of products and processes on the supplier's side – so that in future all parties benefit from higher quality products and services.

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Supplier
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Supplier Assessment

The Supplier Cockpit is a supplier management tool that allows you to assess and classify suppliers. This helps you to identify risks early on, to develop the quality of and relationships with suppliers in a targeted manner, and to avoid additional costs caused by inadequate supplier performance. You provide the supplier with the results of the assessments and define joint actions for optimization. In this way you develop the business relationship for the benefit of all parties involved in the long term.

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Collaboration
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Quality Supply Chain in BabtecQube

Babtec supports you in successfully networking with your customers and suppliers. After all, cooperation based on partnership makes it easier for you to meet the requirements of the supply chain law.

For the management of your customer and supplier network you can use the cloud-based platform BabtecQube, on which more than 2,000 companies already digitally map their quality management. Work together with colleagues and business partners on quality tasks such as goods inspections and complaints or spontaneously exchange information on quality issues. Communication in the BabtecQube is archived and is available online at all times to those involved. In this way, you can easily prove receipt of self-disclosures, certificates or complaints.

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Audits
Incoming Goods
Complaints
Supplier
Collaboration

Audit Management

With audits, you can check and ensure the effectiveness of a management system in your own company or at your supplier's. It is examined whether the internal company processes as well as the requirements and guidelines comply with the standards. A structured supplier onboarding as well as regular auditing of your suppliers is an essential step to meet the requirements of a supply chain law.

Read More

Incoming / Outgoing Goods Inspection

Effective and economically justifiable incoming and outgoing goods inspections ensure the correct handling of inspection planning and processing. Only an inspection based on sophisticated inspection plans provides certainty about the quality of the goods and minimizes the risk of a defective delivery or a complaint. The often considerable effort involved in the inspection planning and the inspection process itself can be minimized by reusing inspection characteristics once created in other inspection plans or by connecting measuring equipment and machines for automatic inspection data processing.

Read More

Complaints Management

Complaints are extremely helpful for the production of innovative products and long-term customer loyalty when their causes are consistently analyzed and tracked. They show where action is required in the case of defective products and enable continuous improvement of products and processes on the supplier's side – so that in future all parties benefit from higher quality products and services.

Read More

Supplier Assessment

The Supplier Cockpit is a supplier management tool that allows you to assess and classify suppliers. This helps you to identify risks early on, to develop the quality of and relationships with suppliers in a targeted manner, and to avoid additional costs caused by inadequate supplier performance. You provide the supplier with the results of the assessments and define joint actions for optimization. In this way you develop the business relationship for the benefit of all parties involved in the long term.

Read More

Quality Supply Chain in BabtecQube

Babtec supports you in successfully networking with your customers and suppliers. After all, cooperation based on partnership makes it easier for you to meet the requirements of the supply chain law.

For the management of your customer and supplier network you can use the cloud-based platform BabtecQube, on which more than 2,000 companies already digitally map their quality management. Work together with colleagues and business partners on quality tasks such as goods inspections and complaints or spontaneously exchange information on quality issues. Communication in the BabtecQube is archived and is available online at all times to those involved. In this way, you can easily prove receipt of self-disclosures, certificates or complaints.

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Variety of QM Modules for Your Processes

Modules of the CAQ software BabtecQ in the Closed Quality Loop

BabtecQ as an integrated CAQ software offers you a wide range of QM modules for your processes. The modules mentioned above are particularly suitable for meeting the requirements of the Supply Chain Law.

In addition, you have the option of mapping entire control loops. Captured data and information are exchanged between the numerous software modules, which is an important prerequisite for supporting your work processes. In addition, normative requirements from ISO 9001 or IATF 16949 have been among the drivers for our software development since the very beginning. The Closed Quality Loop therefore includes a variety of QM methods so that you can optimally implement your quality management system and fulfill standard requirements in the best possible way.

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The Current Status in Terms of the Supply Chain Law

In the BloQ article, Caterina Feld, Senior Expert Requirement Management at Babtec, outlines the central regulations and objectives of the Supply Chain Law. She also leaves open the question of how similar regulations stand at the European level.

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Let Us Advise You

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Do you still have questions about the QM software "BabtecQ"? Please feel free to contact us for a non-binding consultation.

Your contact person:
Simone Wagemeier
Sales
Tel.: +49 202 4960-259

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