Introducing Quality Collaboration

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast the three components of Quality Collaboration

Quality Collaboration Components

Quality Collaboration is the extension of features and benefits of quality management processes and systems to encompass the entire supply chain. It enables Buyers and Suppliers to achieve real-time, bi-directional communication on the following quality management processes:

  • Quality inspection and usage decision

  • Defect and deviation notification and resolution

  • Quality review

Reflecting these management processes, Quality Collaboration contains three independent components. Customers may implement one, two, or all three components, but there is no dependency on each other.

The three components of Quality Collaboration are:

  • Quality Inspection Collaboration
  • Quality Notification Collaboration
  • Quality Review Collaboration

There are different configuration requirements for each of these components.

  • Quality Inspection Collaboration and Quality Notification Collaboration integrate with SAP and SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway. Both components require SAP ERP and SAP S/4HANA configuration. There are also SAP Business Network transaction rules to follow.
  • Quality Review Collaboration is independent of SAP and exists solely on SAP Business Network. As a result, it only requires SAP Business Network configuration.
SAP Business NetworkSAP Ariba Cloud Integration GatewawySAP ERP and SAP S/4HANA
Quality Inspection CollaborationYesNAYes
Quality Notification CollaborationYesNAYes
Quality Review CollaborationYesNANA

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