Supplier management can enable OEMs to track suppliers contacts and supplier parts information. Built on top of Aras Innovator as an independent solution. Helps OEMs to manage suppliers within Aras Innovator. Helps exchange engineering data and documents between OEMs and suppliers. Enables visual collaboration on CAD models and drawings. Modern UI, built based on AppStudio templates.

App Studio


  • Improved communication and collaboration.
  • Effective collaboration between OEM and suppliers.
  • Easy access to information related to suppliers and their Purchased Parts.
  • Quick turn around time in supplier communication.
  • Strong access control which gives better visibility and security.
  • Increased efficiency and productivity.


  • Managing Supplier Information
  • Supplier Contacts & OEM Contacts
  • Purchased Parts
  • CAD/Part/Document Sharing
  • Supplier Survey
  • Supplier Performance Card
  • Supplier Corrective Action Request
  • Negotiation Request
  • No Shipment Notifications
  • Risk Bulletin Notices
  • Reports
  • Supplier Collaboration
  • Supplier Management Dashboard

Supplier Information

  • OEM admin will be able to create the Suppliers in Aras.
  • Can store the supplier information like name, company, contact number etc.
  • Can share with supplier, information related to awarded parts, documents, Supplier Survey, Supplier Performance Card etc.
Typical Workflow
Typical Workflow

Typical Workflow


  • OEM users and supplier users can see each other contacts with in the context of the Supplier.
  • Supplier Contacts: These will be the Supplier user contacts related from Supplier organization.
  • OEM Contacts: These will be the OEM user contacts related from OEM organization.

Purchased Parts​

  • OEM user can assign Purchased Parts for the supplier.
  • Supplier user can see Purchased Parts for which he is responsible.
Purchased Parts


  • OEM users can share the CAD Documents/Documents with the supplier.
  • OEM and Supplier users can collaborate using Innovator CAD 3D Visualization.
  • Using Discussion Panel (Secure Social) capability available in Innovator OEM and Supplier users can communicate with each other with messages.

Supplier Survey​

  • OEM users can create Supplier Survey Template with the questions that required to be responded by Supplier.
  • OEM user can send Survey to multiple suppliers by selecting Supplier Survey Template.
  • Can associate attachments with the Survey.
Supplier Survey​
Supplier Performance Card

Supplier Performance Card

  • Supplier Performance Card is the Scorecard that can be calculated based on certain parameters for each supplier based on his performance.
  • Supplier Performance Card can be calculated at regular intervals and can be communicated with the Supplier.

Supplier Corrective Action Requests​

  • Correction Action Request can be sent to supplier if the supplier Supplier Performance Card is low for 3 consecutive months.
  • Supplier Corrective Action Request will be automatically generated by the system for each Supplier.
Supplier corrective action requests
Annual PPRs

Annual PPRs

  • OEM users can generate Annual PPR (Purchase Price Reduction) request to all Suppliers to get updated pricing for the Purchased Parts.

No Shipment Notifications​

  • Using “No Ship Notification” feature, a supplier can notify OEM of a situation that impacts the supplier’s ability to supply parts to OEM.
No Shipment Notifications
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Risk Bulletin Notices

  • Using “Risk Bulletin Notice” feature, OEM user can share “Risk Bulletin Document” to one or more suppliers and require the suppliers to acknowledge.


  • Reports which are scoped to a specific supplier can be incorporated in the Supplier Info details page.
  • Following screenshots show sample reports created for Supplier Survey, Corrective Actions, Supplier Performance Cards.

Supplier Collaboration​

Supplier Collaboration​

Supplier Collaboration​

  • OEM can collaborate with suppliers using Innovator’s Discussion Panel feature.
  • AppStudio shows DiscussionPanel action on the Supplier Info page when Secure Social feature is enabled on the ItemType.
  • By using DiscussionPanel on the CAD Model, OEM can do visual collaboration with the suppliers.

Supplier Management Dashboard​

  • Global and Supplier Info Dashboards can be created using AppStudio Dashboards feature.
  • Dashboard can have table/worksheet with conditional formatting, highlighting certain aspects of the Supplier Info.
  • Dashboard can have reports generated based on supplier scorecards, Supplier Survey etc
Supplier Management Dashboard
Access Control

Access Control

Access Control

  • Supplier user can only see the Supplier Info item for the one he/she belongs.
  • Supplier user can see the information (Purchased Parts, Supplier Survey, Supplier Performance Card etc.) related to the supplier he/she belongs.
  • Extensively used Standard Access Control, MAC and DAC to restrict/share the data between OEMs and their suppliers.