iqs LIB ‘supplier rating supports the classification of subcontractors through means of allocating objective quality numbers e.g. number of complaints, delivery date overruns . This assessment is supplemented by the inclusion of “soft factors”, i.e. flexibility, price segment, accessibility. If the agreed quality number is exceeded, the iqs Q-Agent automatically informs the pre-defined distribution circle if required. Each supplier can access their own current quality status via the iqs Partner Portal.