Meercat is based on years of hands-on experiencein designing and implementing supplier evaluation systems and best practices from the industry and academia. Our software covers the complete Supplier Lifecycle - from registration, through on-boarding, classification, performance and risk management, development and finally phase-out. Out software has has been specifically designed to meet the needs of both medium and large enterprises.
Features of the system
Supplier self-registration Suppliers can register on-line and, once they pass the initial audit, can be added to the approved supplier pool.
Audit planning Sophisticated system to help schedule assessments and track audit progress.
Supplier Audits and Self-Assessments Meercat supports unlimited number of different surveys that can be filled-out during on-site audits, split between departments for desk-audits or completed as on-line self-assessments to help you keep the cost down.
Drill-down reports You can see the state of your network at a glance and then quickly drill down to issues that cause the most problems.
Development tasks Each audit results in individual improvement measures whose progress can be continuously monitored.
Supplier database Comprehensive supplier database that can be manually or automatically synchronised with ERP systems. Master data can be updated by the suppliers and approved by the corresponding category managers.
How long does it take you to find the framework agreement signed with your key suppliers? Do you know when it's time to renegotiate your suppliers? Are the certificates provided by suppliers still valid? Our contract and document database will keep all the necessary information clearly structured and just a mouse-click away.
Contracts & certificates
Upload contracts, certificates, photos and other supplier-relevant documents
Indicate due dates, assignment to appropriate business units
Live preview without the need to download the files
Limit supplier access to the complete document collection or on a per-document level
Suppliers may upload documents on their own, but have limited modification rights afterwards
Automatic email reminders about upcoming deadlines
Employees can ...
See an overview of framework contract and NDA, incl. deadlines.
View all contracts and certificates
Mark documents as visible/invisible to the supplier
Set automatic email reminders per document
Upload / modify documents
Suppliers can ...
Upload the necessary contracts and certificates
See the documents you allow them to see
Receive automatic notifications to upload newer versions of documents
Plan and perform assessments
Supplier evaluation process firmly in control
Meercat has been designed to comprehensively support quality / audit managers. Thanks to pre-planning process, automatic reminders and a neat calendar view, co-ordination of assessments becomes a child's play.
Assessment types to fit your needs
Meercat supports on-site audits, desk evaluations, self-assessments and opinion polls. You can mix an match different types the way it suits you.
Planning of assessments
Assessments (including self-assessments) can be planned in advance, both individually and in bulk using a simple Excel™ template.
View your planned and performed assessments in an Outlook-style calendar.
It’s complicated? No problem
Evaluate complete suppliers or individual business unit(s). Meercat also supports project-based organisations.
Assessment notifications and reminders
All stakeholders receive automatic notifications about the assessments. In addition, reminders can be set-up to plan follow-up assessments at a given time in the future.
Supervisors and assigned users can review and confirm audits and add development measures. Rejections are clearly commented and automatically returned to the responsible person.
Both the user interface and surveys can be translated. Comes bundled with English, German and Polish versions.
Reports and Dashboards
Meercat offers a host of management-ready reports designed based on years of experience in supply chain evaluation. You can easily drill-down from region level down to individual suppliers. In addition to the out-of-the-box reports, the powerful Dashboard module allows you to create any report you wish.
Zoom right in ...
You don't have to waste time to create your own reports - Meercat contains a selection of reports based on industry best practices.
Pre-defined reports are automatically available for all new surveys.
You can zoom-in from a network perspective, through individual business units and projects and ending with individual suppliers.
... or create your own reports
The KPI Dashboard module allows you to create and publish an unlimited number of reports specifically tailored to your needs.
Full control over the contents and layout, ability to mix results from different surveys in one comprehensive report.
History and score benchmark per supplier
Score drill-down Global > Region > Business Unit > Supplier > Assessment
Supply chain score per tier
Risk materiality matrix
Task completion report
Assessment and monitoring of performance and supplier should not be an aim in itself - it is merely the first step on a road towards lowering the risk and increasing performance. Meercat supports both supplier communication and supplier development through improvement measures.
Workflow based supplier improvement tasks: from internal idea, through supplier acceptance, implementation and approval / rejection
Advanced monitoring of the implementation, combined with a flexible notification system
Suppliers have direct access, can add comments and attach evidence
Talk to suppliers
Extended comments in audits and tasks allow you to document key conversations with the supplier
Send notifications to selected groups of supplier contacts
Suppliers see ...
Own performance (OTD, etc.), incl. benchmarks with others