When you want to do a supplier survey, a supplier qualification or supplier request, you have to create a new inquiry request.
The inquiry request is used for handling and processing the questionnaires sent to the suppliers.You see, which suppliers have already answered the questions, which suppliers needs a reminder or you can go into the details of the answered questionnaires.
When you create a new inquiry request, you have to enter the following basic data:
– Name of the inquiry request
– External name of the inquiry request
– Duration of the survey
– Responsible purchasing group
– You can assign material groups to an inquiry requests, if you want. The assignment can be used for selecting and analyzing the inquires and answers.
You add one or more defined and active questionnaires to a inquiry request. Each questionnaire is shown as a separate tab area on the supplier’s formula.
You add the suppliers to the inquiry, which shall receive a supplier inquiry request.
In order to create material dependent supplier inquiries, you have to define at least one question containing a question profile in a questionnaire.
If you use a questionnaire containing a question with a question profile, the new tab area Additional Data is shown in the supplier inquiry.
In Additional Data area you define the selection parameters for material dependent questions, which shall be answered by the supplier.
You can also refine the material list for each supplier.
When you release the supplier inquiry, depending on the selection parameters supplier individual formulas are generated containing material and supplier dependent questions.
In Communications you maintain a mail text and an introduction text used in the generated supplier formula. The texts can be translated in different languages.