High-Quality Data: The Best Fuel for Supply Chain Change
APRIL 7, 2016
Guest Commentary Supply Chain Network Design Supply Chain Optimization Supply Chain Planning data quality network design supply chain designAs supply chain consultants, we often help clients navigate complex change–from adjusting to cost or competitive pressures to unique challenges like an M&A. These challenges all demand careful analysis of multiple financial and operational outcomes. There’s often a lot hanging in the balance, so it’s rarely a good time to “map out” supply chain changes or cost reduction goals on the back of a napkin.
3 Ways an MES / MOM System Can Improve Quality
JULY 28, 2015
How does one best evaluate a system that can simultaneously maintain high levels of throughput, quality and customer service? On the topic of quality, it does no good to design a product with great quality specs if it can’t be built accordingly. Quality must be planned and executed with the greatest of precision. Bombs, Earthquakes and Cost of Quality.
Man Bites Dog: Kia Tops Porsche and Lexus for Quality
Logistics & Transportation
JUNE 22, 2016
Power's 2016 Initial Quality Study, which measures quality and problems in the first 90 days of ownership. The new Kia Optima is among the Korean automaker's new models that are impressing buyers who rated Kia #1 in J.D. Photo by Kevin Hagen/Getty Images) Hold on to your hat. And no, a [.]. NYSE:GM NYSE:F NYSE:FCAU NYSE:HMC NYSE:TMC
What is Your Quality Analytics Maturity?
FEBRUARY 25, 2016
Of all the practical applications of big data and analytics, quality has to be near the top of the list. After all, quality has always been statistically oriented. In the “old days,” the tools for analyzing quality were somewhat limited. You could relate quality problems to certain processes and facilities, but visibility into such matters was not good. Diagnostic.
How Technology Will Support Quality Control [Infographic]
DECEMBER 16, 2015
Today we want to show how the right technology will allow quality control departments to be better organized and to cut lead times. Related article: What IT System for Managing Quality Inspections to Choose? The post How Technology Will Support Quality Control [Infographic] appeared first on QualityInspection.org. Quality Control Tips
Q&A: The Benefits of Integrating Maintenance Management with Quality Intelligence
MAY 30, 2014
Recently, Adam Bluemner, Project Specialist Manager at FindAccountingSoftware.com had a discussion with Milosz Majta, DELMIA Apriso Quality & Maintenance Product Manager at Dassault Systèmes. Likewise, you don’t want to find out about a quality issue after you have already shipped 100,000 unites to your most important customer! How do you become more proactive?
Finding and Keeping Quality Supply Chain Talent amid the Staffing Shortage
JULY 21, 2015
Growing practice of supply chain modeling requires more than just technology smarts What types of supply chain roles are on your company’s career webpage? What skills are important for new hires to possess in order to manage this increasingly critical area of the business? Many of the best practices LLamasoft has advocated related to supply […]. Guest Commentary Supply Chain Network Design
Quality = Branding
Supply Chain Expert Community
JULY 28, 2015
Quality should never be seen as an accident. Poor quality, unsafe working conditions and or ignoring or non-compliance with regulations will lead to business disruption, financial loss, lawsuits and damage to the brand image of an organization. Most of the time the major cause of poor quality can be traced to either inferior raw materials or the lack of design standards. Policies and procedures of quality management of suppliers must be aligned to the company standards who are selling the product. It should be envisioned as an intelligent and proactive effort.
What Does Quality Mean to Chinese Manufacturers?
NOVEMBER 28, 2014
I often ask potential hires “what is quality?” ” and it seems even people who’ve been in the quality assurance industry for 10 years don’t have a ready answer. Producing a quality product means complying with rules imposed by a customer. With that mindset, higher quality means extra inspectors, who cost more money. China Quality
Commerce 2.0 Consumer Quality
Supply Chain Expert Community
APRIL 9, 2015
A consumer quality feedback program is a key area of improvement that is dramatically enhanced by the eCommerce and mobile tools and technology. This consumer feedback loop is important for customer retention and quality improvement. Retailers and manufacturers have developed supply chain feedback loops that monitor and continuously improve the quality of the products, packaging and transport. The consumer quality feedback program incorporates these same principles for a consumer feedback loop. very important area for success in retail is the customer retention.
The Psychology of Safety: Which Qualities Indicate Risk-Takers
OCTOBER 7, 2015
Forklifts and other material handling equipment can be extremely dangerous. Sitting on its own, turned off in a factory without a human to operate it, the danger goes from ten to zero. There are programs popping up around the country to study the psychology of workplace safety. What does physchology have to do with it? Pyschology is the study of of the mind and behavior. It's an applied science.
Quality Assurance for Barcode Label Printing
Supply Chain 24/7
FEBRUARY 10, 2015
'' /> There is more to ensuring quality barcode label printing than using quality printers. It''s the small things like printing high quality barcode labels that can sabotage all your plans to be more productive and accurate with material movement The old adage "the devil''s in the details" applies to barcoding automation.
Data Quality Improvement
Gartner Blog Network
OCTOBER 17, 2014
Several discussions I have recently had indicate that people continue to have challenges with getting their enterprise data quality towards a more mature state. I am seeing organizations continue to struggle with securing resources to improve the quality of their critical data. KPI’s) to the data created and consumed by business operations. So now we are getting closer to why and which data quality rules (in the world of possibilities) are the appropriate ones that then tell us what ‘fit for purpose’ actually means – using metrics. are intact.
Electronic Data Interchange and its 4 Important Qualities
JANUARY 25, 2016
The post Electronic Data Interchange and its 4 Important Qualities appeared first on Appterra Collaborative Commerce. In the ideal world, using EDI helps you avoid making a mistake. Electronic Data Interchange migrates data points to their assigned ERP slots and business accounting systems, resulting to continuous data flow across omni-channels. However, supply chains are dynamic.
Cost of Poor Quality in Supply Chain
Supply Chain Expert Community
MAY 29, 2016
I interviewed Sanjay Kshirsagar who discussed Cost of Poor Quality in Supply Chain. As per Industry Norms, Cost of Poor Quality typically amounts to 5-30% of gross sales for manufacturing and service companies. All levels of executives recognize that quality is an absolute necessity to survive and succeed in today's business environment. quality supply chain sanjay kshirsagar
Boeing Agrees to Pay Fine and Submit to Enhanced Quality Compliance Systems
Supply Chain Matters
DECEMBER 23, 2015
federal regulators, Boeing has agreed to pay $12 million in penalties as part of a settlement mandating tighter oversight of suppliers and tighter quality controls inside its own production facilities. Aerospace Supply Chain Manufacturing Strategies Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Product Quality Supplier Management Supply Chain Business Process Boeing Supply Chain integrating product innovation and supply chain strategy Supply chain Matters blogIn what is being reported as a first-of-its kind settlement with U.S.
5 Ways Supply Chain Leaders Promote a Culture of Quality
Material Handling & Logistics
SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
Strong leadership is essential to developing and sustaining a culture of quality, but a new research study from ASQ and Forbes Insights finds that only 60% say their management supports the quality vision and values unequivocally. Anthony (Tony) Manos, Profero Inc. read more.
Quality Through Innovation Builds Lasting Relationships
FEBRUARY 7, 2013
This is usually synonymous with the thought that you need to spend more money to get higher quality products. The higher quality products are expected. The post Quality Through Innovation Builds Lasting Relationships appeared first on The Material Handling Blog. Business and Consulting Manufacturing BAE design engineering manufacturing quality Continue Reading >>.
Gain a Strategic Focus on Quality IF Customers are Important
Supply Chain Expert Community
APRIL 22, 2015
Even the founder of lean principles, Toyota, can falter on quality; thus, anyone can lose their edge – yet it is cornerstone to business success. If you wish to remain in the race, quality must be more than an assumption; it must become a strategic focus. 1. Why not reverse this losing proposition and build quality into the process upfront? 4. How about customer feedback?
The real secret to quality application development
Supply Chain IT World Canada
MAY 19, 2016
There are many compelling reasons to develop a dynamic strategy for test data management, including upcoming legislation around privacy issues, according to a recent ITWC-sponsored webinar. Integrating IT Network Infrastructure CA Technologies data management privacy test data environment webinar
An Ideal IT System for Managing Quality Inspections?
SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
The way their quality department is organized can differ a great deal. Yet a few others have adopted a existing IT system that was developed specifically for quality inspections (one of which is our solution, Syncontrol ). Nevertheless, a quality manager needs to be able to adjust many parameters: What items to group in 1 lot. Quality Control TipsThe planning.
7 Steps to Link Quality Improvement to Your Supply Chain
Supply Chain Management Review
JULY 1, 2015
Supply chain quality doesn’t happen by accident. Research from ASQ (American Society for Quality) and the U.S. the performance and quality of its supply chain It is an ongoing process that requires a comprehensive plan that is intertwined with manufacturing processes and becomes part of an organization’s culture. Baldrige Performance Excellence Program offer steps any organization can follow to improve.
What Qualities Make the Best Supply Chain Leaders?
The 21st Century Supply Chain
AUGUST 12, 2015
supply chain leader must be able to continuously monitor these metrics to determine if productivity, quality, inventory, and other tactical objectives are being met, exceeded, or missed. Manufacturing strives to maintain high quality and productivity while keeping production costs low. What are the most valuable qualities of a supply chain leader in your organization?
How a Mobile App can Help Quality Control Inspectors
JULY 27, 2015
The post How a Mobile App can Help Quality Control Inspectors appeared first on QualityInspection.org. Quality Control TipsOver the past 10 years, most buying offices have pushed their inspectors to switch from paperwork to a laptop, and to prepare their reports on Microsoft Excel or Word. It means many details (including photos) can be reported. But it is an inefficient process.
Delivering Quality with Speed: Can it be done?
MARCH 22, 2016
In this session we will be discussing the concept of Agile, and the ability to – as well as the challenges involved with – balance the need to deliver quality with the need for […]. The post Delivering Quality with Speed: Can it be done? Today, I have the privilege of sitting on a panel at the 5th Annual Premier CIO Forum: Boston in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Examples of How Supplier Quality Management System Implementations Pay Off
JUNE 11, 2015
We conclude our series on supplier quality management (SQM) today with a look at some case studies and examples of benefits derived from the application of a supplier quality management system. Examples and Case Studies from the Implementation of a Supplier Quality Management System. The Problem: Cequent has long used enterprise quality management.
Amazon Does not Tolerate Low Quality Chinese Products
SEPTEMBER 14, 2014
But there is very little tolerance for quality issues. We did a simple simulation of the impact of a serious quality problem (50% of defective products) on the importer’s profitability. As a general rule of thumb, larger factories are more expensive, less flexible, and more reliable in terms of product quality. China Quality How to avoid such a situation?
Improving Manufacturing Product Quality with Flexible Automation & Software
Supply Chain 24/7
MARCH 23, 2015
Manufacturers can improve quality using flexible automation by improving sanitation, safety & inspection while speeding production, reducing bad parts and increasing consistency
Metrics and Issues to Consider in SQM (Supplier Quality Management) By 5 Big Industries
JUNE 4, 2015
This is the second post in a three-part series on Supplier Quality Management also known as SQM. In the first post our long tme guest blogger, Chuck Intrieri of The Lean Supply Chai n, gave us 5 core metrics to evaluate supplier performance using supplier quality management and a 4 step process to execute. Quality Metrics by Product. Quality Metrics by Site.
Supplier Quality Management: What it is, 5 Key Metrics to Know & a 4 Step Supplier Evaluation Process
MAY 20, 2015
Editor’s Note: This is the first in a three-part series on Supplier Quality Management processes and how to evaluate your suppliers from Chuck Intrieri of The Lean Supply Chain. In fact, we are introducing our newest blog category so you may easily read all supplier quality management type posts here. . First, what is Supplier Quality Management (SQM)? Supplier Quality Management (SQM) is confidence in a supplier’s ability to deliver a good or service that will satisfy the customer’s needs. Cost of quality. On-time and complete shipments.
Why Quality Matters in Being Compliant
FEBRUARY 29, 2016
Just like a trip to a steakhouse, quality matters in customs brokerage. The quality assurance standards that your customs broker uses to audit your Canadian customs clearances matter because they are part of the compliance strategy you have so meticulously laid out. Have they put quality control processes in place to protect you from non-compliance? Maybe it wasn’t AAA grade.
Commerce 2.0 Quality
Supply Chain Expert Community
APRIL 7, 2015
The quality feedback and improvement loop process will be another area of great improvement as a result of the collaborative marketplace that I call Commerce 2.0. There are two types of performance improvements that can be achieved through the collaborative marketplace; shopping performance quality and product performance quality. Up until now I have been discussing the shopping performance and engagement aspect of quality and now I will begin a discussion on the product performance quality. How can you support these continuously changing requirements?
Ditch the Spreadsheet and Grow Your Business with Quality Data
JUNE 18, 2015
To grow and evolve, shippers of all sizes need the high-quality data provided by modern technologies
Record low air freight rates means investment in service quality stays on the horizon
MARCH 29, 2016
The news that air cargo rates have fallen to their lowest level since Drewry launched its airfreight price index in May 2012 will be a blow to an industry struggling to boost quality and retain customers. The post Record low air freight rates means investment in service quality stays on the horizon appeared first on The Loadstar. Drewry’s Index fell by 3.8 The index is 18.6
Contingent Labour – Delivering a Higher-Quality Workforce Through Structured Procurement
APRIL 20, 2016
Categories: With businesses competing within a market characterised by skill shortages and economic uncertainty, international procurement consultancy, 4C Associates’ Mike Lander explores opportunities related to contingent labour. Striking the right balance between permanent and temporary workforces has long been a challenge for the globe’s leading organisations. However, it is an issue which has been increasingly pushed to the fore as more and more businesses look to contingent labour as a means to guard against risk and uncertainty. Recent estimates suggest 30% of […] ( Read more.
Longevity and Quality: A Recipe for Success
The MHEDA Journal
MAY 23, 2014
The only obstacle standing in our way is not one of quality; after all, MHEDA members already make up the lion’s share of the lists, but one of messaging and branding. MHEDA members are already the best in the industry with the highest-quality equipment and products to offer, so any opportunity to get prospects in the door is an opportunity to convert more sales. By Steve Guglielmo.
Philips fails to solve quality-contol problems
Supply Chain Movement
FEBRUARY 26, 2015
Failure to solve quality-control problems has cost Dutch healthcare and lighting firm Philips dearly. An FDA report concluded that Philips had failed to adequately address tens of thousands of complaints, defects and system faults, and had insufficiently controlled the quality of products received from suppliers. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
A focus on strong logistics data quality never gets old
JULY 24, 2015
Regardless of how it gets done, an emphasis on high-level data quality and management needs attention from both shippers and providers
“Big Data” Analytics, Data Quality and the Seven Gates of Analytic Hell
Gartner Blog Network
OCTOBER 2, 2014
conversation this week about the relationships between Big Data, Data Scientists, Analytics and Data Quality put in mind of the Seven Gates of Islamic Hell. That’s just another way of saying “data quality”. If a “Data Scientist” doesn’t want to discuss data quality, then they don’t understand data and they’re not a scientist. within the Business Analytics research group.
Quest for Quality 2014: Reaching new service heights
AUGUST 1, 2014
Our readers have cast their votes, and now it’s time to introduce this year’s winners of the coveted Quest for Quality Awards Which carriers, third-party logistics providers, and U.S. ports have reached the summit of service excellence over the past year?
What to Do after a Quality Problem with a Chinese Factory?
MARCH 25, 2016
Let’s say you found a quality problem before shipment. Understand the nature of the quality issues. From experience, there are mainly two dangers: They do a “quick and dirty job” of sorting the pieces without taking the pain to apply your quality standard. proper engineering or quality assurance agency can also manage this process on the ground, if needed.
Beijing's Smog Alarms Public, But Data Shows India's Air Quality Is Far Worse
Logistics & Transportation
DECEMBER 18, 2015
The world's most polluted cities are in India, Pakistan and Iran
How to Make your Prototype a Winning Product
NOVEMBER 10, 2015
Best Practices Consumer Goods Life Sciences Quality Quality Management System consumer goods new product introduction Product Lifecycle Management quality improvement regulatory compliance RetailBut developing the next revolutionary product line isn’t as simple as televisions shows like Shark Tank make it seem. Click here to view full blog post on 3D Perspectives.
Monitoring quality at Takata
The Operations Room
FEBRUARY 8, 2016
Takata employees tasked with raising safety concerns don’t have well-defined roles and rely on reports from auto makers about quality problems instead of ferreting out problems themselves, according to the report from the panel led by Samuel Skinner, the former transportation secretary under President George H.W. Few industries put as much emphasis on quality and reliability as the auto industries. Auto Industry Manufacturing Quality Supply ChainThe last few years have been rather rough on Takata. million last year. Journal , Feb 2). Takata Corp.,