Supplier Quality Management: What it is, 5 Key Metrics to Know & a 4 Step Supplier Evaluation Process

Cerasis

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. When you choose a company to transport your freight or to supply you with the materials you need to manufacture a product, you are putting your hard work and reputation in their hands. First, what is Supplier Quality Management (SQM)? Cost of quality.

Vizion’s Quality Data Enables Smarter Container Tracking

Gravity Supply Chain

Gravity partners with Vizion to help businesses make data-driven decisions, increase shipping reliability, reduce risks, and supply chain disruptions.

Responsible Sourcing! Making Sustainability Happen for Real!

Supply Chain Game Changer

What will ensure the delivery of quality products and services to consumers? I’m not talking about quality in the sense of perfectly constructed products. I’m talking about quality products; the ones built with social, environmental and commercial impact in mind. Sustainability is created at the source of our products, services, and consumption. Sustainability is created from Responsible Sourcing. How can you make Responsible Sourcing a Reality?

The Pros and Cons: International and Domestic Sourcing

Unleashed

It’s easy to oversimplify the differences between sourcing for parts locally or internationally. When considering where to purchase from, the prevailing idea seems to be that domestic sourcing allows for better control and shorter lead time, but international sourcing is more cost-effective.

Improving Global Freight Process Management

Talking Logistics

Many companies operating in the United States have achieved an inclusive look into their transportation spend, but unfortunately many companies that do business on a global level have struggled to achieve full freight process management. State-of-the-art transportation management systems (TMS) certainly help with planning and execution, but advanced freight audit and payment processes are also vital toward obtaining complete process management results.

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Five Tips on Sourcing Products From China

EMERGE App

Google a phrase like “sourcing products from China” and you’ll instantly be faced by almost 39 million results! You need to source for products to sell at wholesale prices to your retail customers. Pricing, quality and variety are important considerations.

The Impact of Poor Quality

Pivot88

Quality is one of the most discussed and least understood subjects in the apparel industry. In many organizations, quality still equals the state of the product during final inspection, or even when it arrives in their warehouses or stores, or worse, with the customer. In fact, the quality inspection process should start much earlier than that in order to minimize the impact for the brand. Products with poor quality can have a negative impact for companies in many ways.

How to prepare for freight market shifts in 2020

CH Robinson Transportfolio

As we begin 2020, we can anticipate more balance in the transportation marketplace, according to industry sources. In terms of available freight, economic and market analysts suggest for-hire truckload volumes will be plus or minus 0.5% 2020 brings balance.

Worker Shortages and More Pose a Challenge to Freight Companies

Elementum

Today, trucking, shipping, air shipping, and other logistics services are all experiencing disruption: As consumer expectations evolve, businesses are constantly pressured to deliver high-quality goods in the shortest amount of time. But issues surrounding labor and rising fuel prices pose real threats to the freight industry. Technology Comes to the Aid of Freight Companies. truck drivers transportation freight trucking

Worker Shortages and More Pose a Challenge to Freight Companies

Elementum

Today, trucking, shipping, air shipping, and other logistics services are all experiencing disruption: As consumer expectations evolve, businesses are constantly pressured to deliver high-quality goods in the shortest amount of time. But issues surrounding labor and rising fuel prices pose real threats to the freight industry. Technology Comes to the Aid of Freight Companies. truck drivers transportation freight trucking

European Commission Questions Quality of Customs Data Provided by Logistics Services Providers for ICS

BluJay Solutions

Supply chain data quality was one of the key issues under scrutiny, and has been classified as requiring urgent action. Stay up to date on industry software tools such as Freight Forwarding (Software) , Logistics (Software) , Supply Chain (software) , Transport Management (Software) , Warehousing Management (Software). The post European Commission Questions Quality of Customs Data Provided by Logistics Services Providers for ICS appeared first on Kewill Corporate.

6 Trends Affecting Inbound Freight Management!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Successful inbound freight management depends on a strong logistics management program. Shippers need to have a robust set of controls in place, a high-quality inbound freight routing guide , automated tracking technology, reporting capabilities, and much more. Shippers need to understand the trends throughout the industry affecting inbound freight management and how to plan accordingly. Congress Will Affect Successful Inbound Freight Management. Subscribe Here!

7 Freight Costs Considerations That Will Have Shippers Rethinking In-House Transportation Management

Cerasis

Freight costs are eminently controllable, however, efficiently managing this major budget item requires expertise. For the company determined to try, it is critical to maintaining constant guard on cost controls at every turn in every transaction, a daunting proposition for most companies whose competencies are not developed with optimal freight costs control as a core area of focus. The freight manager attempting to operate without this authority cannot be ideally effective.

How These 2020 Food and Beverage Trends Will Affect Your Freight

Zipline Logistics

Source: [link]. Source: [link]. Source: [link]. Most non-dairy alternatives require refrigerated freight, but some almond, flax, coconut, and hemp milks are shelf stable. Even though many fresh food products are focused on convenience, they must also maintain quality.

Blockchain’s Coming to the Supply Chain - Eventually

Supply Chain Brain

Show notes: A previous podcast episode about blockchain in the freight industry. Sourcing/Procurement/SRM All Technology EDI Communication (XML/EDI) Global Trade Management SC Planning & Optimization Supply Chain Visibility Quality & Metrics Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt. When it comes to the deployment of blockchain in the supply chain, or anywhere else for that matter, these are still early days.

Logistics in 2020: The Future of Road Freight

BluJay Solutions

In a recent white paper , Kewill has looked at the issues facing the global supply chain, and how it may look in 2020, including the future picture for road freight. Road freight represents a major part of most Logistics Services Providers’ (LSPs') strategies. By 2020, the price per barrel of oil will be on average about $150, with much higher peaks possible (source: International Energy Agency Oil Market Outlook 2011).

How to Avoid Damage to Your Freight

GTG Technology Group

3 Tips to Avoid Damage to Your Freight. Freight damage may only occur in less than 1% of shipments, but with almost 50 million tons of freight moved daily, that equates to around 500,000 tons of freight damaged per day. Lost or damaged freight can cost transportation companies and their clients thousands of dollars. Freight damage is often preventable with a few best practices to keep your freight safe. Package Your Freight Properly.

8 Green Freight Trends to Watch in 2017

Freightera

Demand for greener freight transport is coming primarily from the largest companies. Lowest cost freight transport will increasingly be lower emission as well. Freight shippers increasingly realize that you can have both highly efficient low cost service and low emissions at the same time. In 2017 highly efficient firms will continue to source as locally as possible. Long haul overland freight will increasingly move by rail for lower rates and emissions.

From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Over the past several months, China has been the main source for PPE. So, it’s important you’re up to date on the latest regulations to avoid your freight being held up. Policy 5 requires all medical supplies to meet quality standards of the importing countries, this policy also separated out the process for medical-grade and non-medical-use devices. Metered freight solutions. As ocean freight catches up, it can significantly reduce your freight spend.

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

Globalization is now increasingly linked to labor costs in countries such as China, as well as fuel costs and regulatory shifts, which are in turn driving a dramatic impact on where companies source, where they produce, and the complexity of processes required to sell to the customer. Another major source of risk is the unreliability of global logistics channels, especially the challenges associated with ocean freight lines, which are becoming increasing unreliable.

Eight Key Takeaways From FreighTech 2018:TLV

Freightos

The catalyst was fairly simple – there are freight conferences and tech conferences, but few that really mesh both very well. There was also some startling consensus on some core ideas: Freight is complex and transformation won’t happen overnight. Quality visibility.

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Integrated Supplier Management Boosts Performance

QAD

As a result, improved integration and connectivity between manufacturers and suppliers is increasingly important to avoid premium freight costs, missed shipments and subpar supplier relationships. . Can the supplier produce a newly designed part in the quality and quantity needed?

C5’s 9th Advanced Forum on Customs Compliance

Supply Chain Movement

Aimed at a senior level audience, the forum will also cover high level customs challenges facing multinational companies, including on-going issues surrounding customs valuations, how to make the best use of duty relief programmes and trade agreements to keep customs duties at a minimum whilst retaining high quality products. Due diligence obligations on freight forwarders. Strategic sourcing through duty relief programme and trade agreements.

This Week in Logistics News (December 5-9, 2016)

Talking Logistics

The sky and what’s beyond, an endless source of creativity and imagination for kids and adults alike. DAT’s Accelerated Freight Matching Launches with New Load Board App for Carriers and Paperless Onboarding Service for Brokers. R2 Freight & Logistics, Inc. October Air Freight Demand Up 8.2% – Fastest Growth in 18 Months (IATA).

An interview with industry leader Veit Geise

Pivot88

Former Vice President of Sourcing for VF Corporation talks about his collaboration with Pivot88. . As a former Vice President of Sourcing, what would you say were the main issues in your industry? I think what made me most nervous on a day-to-day basis, is that ever-looming danger of a quality failure. I could not really control the quality, because there was a lack of transparency in the affiliated processes. It doesn’t really help the quality.

How Parade Secures and Protects Your Freight Brokerage’s Data

Parade

Freight brokerages who want to benefit from technology solutions like Parade must first be willing to give their technology partners access to data about their carriers and load opportunities. Doing so can help freight brokerages. For example, we use over 20 different types of data sources to help calculate the optimal carriers for a specific load— data that is broker-specific and will never be used to train another brokerage’s. We will never start a freight brokerage.

How Parade Secures and Protects Your Freight Brokerage’s Data

Parade

Freight brokerages who want to benefit from technology solutions like Parade must first be willing to give their technology partners access to data about their carriers and load opportunities. Doing so can help freight brokerages automate unnecessary grunt-work, streamline operations, and scale carrier engagement. Can Parade Use Our Data to Start A Freight Brokerage? We will never start a freight brokerage.

How Parade Secures and Protects Your Freight Brokerage’s Data

Parade

Freight brokerages who want to benefit from technology solutions like Parade must first be willing to give their technology partners access to data about their carriers and load opportunities. Doing so can help freight brokerages automate unnecessary grunt-work, streamline operations, and scale carrier engagement. Can Parade Use Our Data to Start A Freight Brokerage? We will never start a freight brokerage.

10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

A natural starting point is the level of single, or sole sourcing, that is put in place. A sole source is a supplier selected because they are uniquely able to provide the materials or components, whether by virtue of intellectual property or other means of going to market with exclusivity. A single source is a supplier selected as the only supplier, on the basis of varying decision criteria, even though there are other suppliers able to provide those materials.

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This Week in Logistics News (June 3-7, 2013)

Talking Logistics

In this week’s news… UPS Freight Announces 2013 Rate Adjustment. Cass Freight Index Report for May 2013. Amazon plans big expansion of online grocery business: sources ( Reuters ). On May 28th, ABF increased its general rates and charges for its freight division by “about 5.9 This week UPS Freight announced “a general rate increase of 5.9 Welcome to June.

How Cummins Power Generation Used Lean Six Sigma to Achieve Significant Transportation Savings

Talking Logistics

Subsequently, LSS projects were developed to address waste in several key areas: contract carrier freight rationalization, ship day alignment, Asia-to-US / Asia-to-Europe container optimization, CNG truck costs and impact. While all have added value, let’s take a closer look at contract carrier freight rationalization. Contract Carrier Freight Rationalization. Contracted Freight Rates.

Why Include a Freight Broker in Your Logistics RFP?

Zipline Logistics

Requesting transportation bids through a logistics request for proposal (RFP) is a common and recurring practice for organizations that have high volume orders that ship on recurring freight lanes. Your organization wants to secure capacity for your moves and lock in consistent freight rates for months to come as the remainder of the market fluctuates. As a result, large shippers have begun to include more freight brokerages in their RFPs.

Enabling Supply Chain Flexibility: Two Important (But Often Overlooked) Factors

Talking Logistics

The same is true for labor strikes, terrorist attacks, quality issues, and other non-natural events. That was the central question Matt Castle, Director of Air Freight Services at C.H. So I encourage shippers not only to focus on the specific locations where they [manufacture, source, or ship products from], but also understand the broader geographical structure of their carrier networks and hubs [because they can impact your logistics operations].

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Crowdfunding Fulfillment Solutions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Outsourcing your crowdfunding fulfillment can provide quality control and eliminate the rookie mistakes in packing and shipping that lead to unhappy backers. Source: Indiegogo. Logistics #Transportation #SCM #SupplyChain #Crowdfunding #Distribution #Freight #ECommerce.

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Launching the Freightos Baltic Index (FBX) for Daily Rates

Freightos

But despite its size, containerized freight’s poor visibility persisted. As containerized freight has been slow to digitize in general, a reliable, data-driven, and actionable index has eluded the industry as well. Sources: FBX and SGX. Freight Insights Logistics Technology