We Offer The Best Order Management Tools
With TLM Purchase Orders you can:
- Link to your Approved Supplier list in Contact Manager.
- Import ship to and bill to information.
- List carrier, terms, and account numbers.
- Track Lot and Serial Numbers.
- Links to Receiving Inspections.
- List carrier, terms, and account numbers.
- Make partial receipts.
- Integrated Budgeting.
Robust Purchasing Features
- List the items supplied by a vendor which automatically displays any quantities already requested and any quantities already on order.
- Email purchase orders via the internal Email system through MS Outlook.
- Customize templates for required language for terms.
- Track vendor performance through receiving or inspection data.
- Integrates with the Inventory and Inspection modules.
- Print both requests for quotes or purchase orders.
- Receive partial line items.
- Bar codes for faster receiving.
- Require receiving inspections if necessary.
QuickBooks or ERP Integration!
TLM can act as your company’s digital operating system, integrating other applications as needed so that workflows can be managed in a smooth seamless fashion.
Some of possibilities Integration can provide:
Receiving Inspectors can quickly locate items using PO and pack slip numbers imported from ERP.
QuickBooks Integrator can configure a one or two-way data exchange.
Multiple Approval options with dollar value triggers.
The Purchase Order software module in TLM gives you a wide range of configuration options so that your ideal purchasing process can be supported for circumstances that are unique to your business.
To provide this unique level of customizable support, TLM has several built-in systems, such as custom fields and system settings that include:
- 386 different Custom fields throughout TLM.
- Show/Hide options for where approvals are needed.
- Pre-Configured Templates.
- Default Assignment for new records.
- Special Management Rep Access Controls.
- Purchase Order Auto Numbering Options.
It also serves to create the foundation of your company’s digital landscape which saves you as much as possible from purchasing disconnected stand alone software, and provides the technical support for integrating other information systems when necessary.
All TLM software modules are rolled up to a user-specific dashboard and summaries of each user's dashboard can be automatically emailed to ensure QMS activities are scheduled and prioritized accordingly.
In addition, the TLM dashboard helps users navigate to where tasks are performed, making it easy for new users to adopt the software without having to pay for extra training before being able to put TLM software to work for your company.
Purchase orders are an important tool in communicating clearly with vendors, and accounting for materials received in support of the rest of the value stream and quality management system at your organization.
The Purchase Order in TLM can also act as an extension of the PO and the dollar values from your accounting software, as The TLM PO provides the needed records for linking to all the quality activities that might be related to a purchase order, including:
- Receiving Inspections.
- Storage locations and availability status, expiration dates, lot, and serial numbers.
- Non-Conformance records as a result of receiving inspections.
- Supplier performance and approval status.
The Purchase Order also serves a compliance role with several requirements from the various ISO quality management system standards, for example:
ISO 9001:2015 Sections
- 7.4 Communication.
- 7.5 Documented information.
- 8.4 Control of externally provided processes, products and services.
- 8 .4.3 Information for external providers.
- 8.5.2 Identification and traceability.
- 8.7 Control of nonconforming outputs.
- 8.4.2 Type and extent of control.
Your management team can create impressive organizational growth by harnessing this basic element of the human experience and the Purchase Order module has all of the key tools that will make your QMS software successful.
By organizing key aspects of how work is done, managers can use TLM Purchase Order software to empower employees to participate in finding opportunities for improvement and customer satisfaction while maintaining approval control to ensure additional risks aren’t introduced.
The TLM Purchase Order software module ensures these efforts are well organized, linked to all other aspects of the QMS software that might be related, and assigned to ensure employees who rise to the occasion can be recognized accordingly, and are motivated to do so as a result.
Historically the decision to implement ISO was driven by the consequences of NOT being ISO certified when competitors were using ISO certification to win new business from customers who needed confidence in their supplier’s ability to consistently meet requirements.
This resulted in a lot of paper based systems set up by various “consultants” that advocated vague procedures that could technically meet the requirements of the ISO standard, but in reality did very little to improve quality or any other aspect of the business.
Times have changed, and the introduction of QMS software allowed organizations to take a different approach to their quality system and instead of wasting tons of time and money for little benefit, they are using their QMS to improve all aspects of the business.
At least the companies who could afford the high cost of most QMS software.
The whole point of ISO based quality standards is to address the minimum risks across every aspect of the business that could have consequences to customer satisfaction. Unfortunately, by calling them “quality” standards, a misperception developed over the years that caused managers to think of quality as something the “quality department” was responsible for.
Total Lean Management (TLM) Software corrects this misperception by acting as an integrated management tool not only for compliance but as the framework for how a company evolves. Audit management software can be a vital component of this evolution, provided it is integrated with all the other aspects of the business to make auditing easier, faster, and more insightful.
There is Only One Type of Quality Management System
Over the last 20 years TLM has discovered a very basic truth when it comes to information management systems such as your eQMS, no two companies have the exact same needs.
In fact, the two biggest risks in the software selection process is either selecting software that is not flexible enough to manage information that is unique, and important to your workflow, thus forcing work arounds, or other concessions that effectively add waste to your business.
The other mistake is getting stuck with comprehensive, but inflexible systems due to their web based cloud hosting design, which forces a one size fits all approach to meeting customer needs.
And while one size might fit some, it might not fit all your needs when in the long run your understanding of those needs evolves and improves.
Total Lean Management Software, by definition, recognizes this fact, and addresses it through a dual technology, upstream / downstream user landscape approach to meeting the needs of both your upstream and downstream user types. This is combined with our tiered approach to addressing newly discovered customer needs, making sure the software works in alignment with your business systems the day after your purchase, and for all the years ahead.
These measures include:
Allows you to adapt the software to your company’s terminology.
Allows you to choose which features are applied to your process.
Incorporating employee feedback into the continuous improvement cycle creates a synergistic effect on moral, engagement, and productivity.
This capability provides insurance that your system will never leave you stuck after discovering unknown needs after implementation.
By implementing and combining modules in way that might be unique to your business or work flows.
Evolution is a team effort, and the whole team behind TLM enjoys helping companies comply with regulations, manage risk, continuously improve, and maintain a steady growth rate.
This unique TLM feature allows you to link individual screens in TLM to your own controlled procedures or work instructions for that area of the software (if needed).
Why TLM is your Best QMS Software Choice
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