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What do I do if my supplier refuses to participate in the Supplier Assurance Mapping Initiative?

nswer If one of your suppliers is not willing to participate in the initiative you can edit their commitment within the relevant product request on the Drafted tab. You can indicate the extent to which a supplier wants to participate by using the Edit commitment link.

Can I give my colleague access to the platform?

Answer User managers on your account will have the ability to add users to the platform. They can do this via the ‘Manage your users’ link on the dashboard under ‘Options’.   If you don’t know who your user manager is, or if you would like to become a user man...

How do I find and complete/fill out the Supplier Assurance Mapping request template?

Answer You will find the template by clicking on Export requests at the bottom of the Confirmed tab. This will take you to the template guidance page. Download the template by clicking on Export request template under options on the right hand side. The template that you download will be pre-popul...

How do I invite my suppliers to take part in the Supplier Assurance Mapping Initiative?

Answer Go into the drafted tab and click on send requests at the bottom of the page. Background The Supplier Assurance Mapping Initiative is a global program started by key automotive OEMs who have partnered with the service provider NQC. Some organizations...

How do I confirm the information for the Supplier Assurance Mapping requests is correct or incorrect?

Answer If the product information for the request/s are correct or incorrect mark them accordingly and click on Confirm requests at the bottom of the Received tab.    Background The Supplier Assurance Mapping Initiative is a global program started by key automotive OEMs who have partnered with...

How do I edit shipping location addresses for a Supply Chain request?

Answer Requests by default are grouped together if the same product is shipped to multiple locations. If you need to edit this shipping information, you will first need to turn off Grouping using the filter on the right-hand side. Select ‘Off’ and click Set. Once ungrouped the manage shipping f...

Why have I been asked to participate in the Supplier Assurance Mapping Initiative?

Answer Your customer is currently taking part in the Supplier Assurance Mapping Initiative and has identified you as one of their key suppliers. Recent natural disasters have disrupted the supply chains of automotive brands. This program will help your customer better understand the supply chain an...

How do I edit a Supplier Assurance Mapping request?

Answer All requests are marked CORRECT by default and are grouped together if the same product is shipped to multiple locations. If you need to edit this shipping information, you will first need to turn off Grouping using the filter on the right-hand side. If the product infor...

How do I upload the completed Supplier Assurance Mapping request template?

Answer Click on Supply Chain Requests under Options from your dashboard. Go to the Uploaded Components tab and click on Upload requests at the bottom of the page to upload your completed template spreadsheet. Please ensure to save your template as a .csv file, as this is the only format that can be...

Who will be the right person in my organization to provide the data for Supplier Assurance Mapping Initiative?

Answer The most suitable person to respond to the request will vary between organizations. Someone who has sufficient knowledge of your products that you supply to your customer, as well the components that go into these products and suppliers, might be best placed to respond. In some cases, this m...

How can I be confident about the security of my data?

Answer NQC has developed and implemented an information security management system which underpins the Supply Chain mapping program and all data submitted via the platform. This management system is ISO27001 certified and includes robust technical controls to ensure the highest levels of security i...

How do I find the Supplier Assurance Mapping request?

Answer Go to ‘Supply Chain Requests’ on the right-hand side of your ‘Dashboard’   Background The Supplier Assurance Mapping Initiative is a global program started by key automotive OEMs who have partnered with the service provider NQC. Some...

If I participate in the Supplier Assurance Mapping Initiative, which of my suppliers do you need information for?

Answer We only need to know which of your suppliers provide you with components that go into the specific products that your customer is interested in.   Background The Supplier Assurance Mapping Initiative is a global program started by key automotive OEMs who have partnered with the service p...

Who will be able to see the data I submit for the Supplier Assurance Mapping Initiative?

Answer The OEM who is leading this initiative will have access to the details you have provided including your location data and your component and supplier data. This is to help them to better understand their supply chain. The direct buyer that has invited you to submit information through the NQ...

What is the Supplier Assurance Mapping Initiative?

Answer The Supplier Assurance Mapping Initiative is a global program started by key automotive OEMs who have partnered with the service provider NQC.  For more information please see here.   Background Some organizations want to know more about their supply chains for key products to help the...

If I participate in the Supplier Assurance Mapping Initiative, what kind of information will I have to provide?

Answer Your buyer has provided a set of data regarding products that you ship to them, and you will be asked to provide information regarding each of the components that make up these specific products and where you receive these from. We provide a simple spreadsheet template that you can complete...

Why should I participate in the Supplier Assurance Mapping Initiative?

Answer This program will help your customer better understand their supply chain, and they can use the information to determine what action to take to reduce impacts  of potential disruptions on the supply chain. This initiative is designed to provide buyers and suppliers with the tools to react t...

If I participate in the Supplier Assurance Mapping Initiative, what will my information be used for?

Answer Information obtained will only be used by the OEM for the purpose of supply continuity planning. Your data will be subject to all relevant data security/privacy regulations. The information you provide will give the OEM a high-level understanding of potential disruptions to their supply chai...

How do I respond to a Supplier Assurance Mapping request?

How can I opt in to receive Disaster Alerts?

Answer You can opt in to receiving Disaster Alerts, if you have been invited to participate in the Supplier Assurance Mapping Iniative. By opting in to these alerts, you will be notified when one of your locations, or one of your suppliers' locations, has been affected by a natural disaster e...


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