Dana Drives Quality with Integrated Supplier Data

Dana supplies nearly every vehicle and engine manufacturer, who are subject to rigorous standards that specify a focus on continual improvement, as well as preventing defects, variation, and waste. LiveSource is powering a more efficient, consistent approach for quality management at Dana.

Leveraging LiveSource’s NPI portal for centralized master supplier data, certifications, audit results, scoring, evaluations, and rejections, Dana was able to retire 10 standalone systems and align on a single master address book for all of its 3500 supplier locations. With just a few clicks, Dana can see a supplier’s certifications, audit results, scores, evaluations and rejections. Its rich transactional data is managed centrally and integrated with its Enterprise Data Warehouse, powering improved business intelligence reporting and dashboards.

Read the case study to see how LiveSource gives Dana the ability to see the big picture.

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“The supplier performance and qualification data collected from LiveSource is aggregated with spend information from multiple ERP systems into a single data warehouse, bringing centralization and an unprecedented level of visibility to our supply base.”


Your largest customer just made a program change that impacts your quantity, capacity, production schedule and 63 of your suppliers.

Did you know that was coming?

New Product Introduction Portal

LiveSource provides a single source of the truth for managing the NPI process, mitigating the risks of miscommunication to ensure on-time delivery.

Some of the problems we solve:

  • Awarding business to subpar suppliers
  • Absorbing cost increases
  • Late APQP / PPAP / FAI
  • Costs to rebuild incorrect tools
  • Expediting costs
  • Supplier quality defects
  • Inventory shortage and excess inventory
  • Late delivery
  • Loss of current and future revenue

Do your six ERPs have seven different names for the exact same supplier?

LiveSource can fix that.

Find out why industry leaders like Dana, Vibracoustic and Goodman Manufacturing manage New Product Introductions with LiveSource. Contact Us.