BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN LABS, SUPPLIERS, AND BRANDS
Perhaps the most challenging problem in supplier performance management is having the ability to reliably capture, interpret, and share performance data from multiple, dissimilar data sources. Supplier and product performance data can originate with manufacturing facilities, raw material providers, laboratories, and various brand enterprise systems, such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) and product life cycle management (PLM) systems. All major laboratories offer a customer portal for initiating test requests and receiving test results, but rarely do retailers, brands, or other data end-users contract with only a single lab, or exchange PLM data with their lab(s). We optimize your product testing programs through integrations that harmonize cross-laboratory data into a standard format, with consistent rules for determining the pass/fail conclusion. Comparing results across multiple labs is simplified because Link
enforces standardization in parameter names, test methods, test items/groups, reporting limits, significant figures, units of measure, and, most importantly, the specification limits/requirements.