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Supplier Quality Management System


Supplier Quality Management System II (SQMS II) is the next generation of a collaborative Supplier/IBM tool to collect, measure, and manage quality data and metrics for purchased commodities. Direct supplier and IBM manufacturing input of data combined with flexible, dynamic chart generation minimizes the manual effort in summarizing the data. The use of the Internet and the security of Websphere / DB2 are combined to allow the supplier to directly see their product's performance inside IBM’s manufacturing lines, and the trend charts and reports that SQMS II generates. The use of this across multiple divisions and commodities in IBM has resulted in more consistent requirements to suppliers and IBM manufacturing sites, as well as a standard data summary tool for quality groups in IBM. Flexible data input formats, multiple target sets, and supplemental data attachments enhance the tool to serve as the cornerstone in any commodity quality system.

Supplier Registration

SQMS II is fully integrated into the portal for suppliers to request, modify and remove access. Please go to the IBM Supply Portal and log into My Portal. Use the functions under User to perform the needed operation. Field help is available on each panel in Registration. It can be accessed by clicking on the field title to the left of the input box.


If you need help please call the Global Procurement Application support center.

SQMS is one of five e-Procurement tools. All five tools are part of the Procurement Engineering Tool set (PETS). For additional information about PETS and the other tools, see Procurement Engineering Tool Set.

See also SQMS Help.

SQMS II Shop Calendar

SQMS II uses an algorithm to determine which work weeks go with which month. SQMS II work week starts on a Sunday and ends on a Saturday. If the first of the month is on Sunday thru Wednesday, the work week is assigned to the current Month. If the first of the month is on a Thursday through Saturday, the work week is assigned to the previous month.

We have developed a 7 year calendar that assigns weeks to months. Access the following link for the calendar. When asked what you would like to do with this file, select "Open this file from the current location" or "Save this file to disk" then select the application to run the filetype.