The SQM (Supplier Quality Department) department’s main goal is to ensure that suppliers fulfill Continental standards in terms of quality.
The SQM department is responsible to ensure that new projects that are being introduced into Continental will be awarded to the best suppliers, matching the requirements of each particular project.
It is the department where extensive improvement projects are carried out in order to bring suppliers to state-of-the-art standards in terms of quality and communication.
The SQM is often times required to get involved in topics more or less outside of his area of expertise, i.e. logistics, development, purchasing and thus has to have a much broader view on the business, than just quality assurance and acquire more varied knowledge.
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