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Metrics and Issues to Consider in SQM (Supplier Quality Management) By 5 Big Industries


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. In today’s post, Chuck will take it a step further and break down metrics and issues to look out for by 5 main industries: Pharmaceuticals. Review of SQM Metrics and Issues Across 5 Core Industries. #1: Trend Metrics Collected per Site.

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


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. Therefore, it is paramount for you as a logistics and supply chain professional to have a keen sense of how to properly evaluate a supplier. The next posts in the series will break down metrics and issues to consider in SQM by industry and conclude with a case study on the application of SQM.

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Lean Manufacturing: Is it Really Worth It? 16 Big Benefits Say, “Yes.”


Customer expectations of reliable quality and rapid delivery forces today’s manufacturers to either shorten cycle times or lose business. There are multiple good models for lean manufacturing operations. ISO publishes guidelines for conformance to its standards. Who Needs Lean Manufacturing? Lean Manufacturing Planning and Implementation. Develop a plan for a lean manufacturing test run in a single operational area. Manufacturing lean manufacturin

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Logistics Management


The Key to Customer Satisfaction in Lean Logistics Management. However, this really got me thinking about on-time performance and standards in logistics management– I wouldn’t be a true lean logistics professional if it didn’t. Lean and six sigma teach us these terms as the basis for achieving high quality service to our customers in logistics management. Just follow these 5 lean guidelines: Set your standards for on-time delivery while challenging the status quo.

Showcase Your Company's Supply Chain Excellence — Three Days to Submit

Supply Chain Brain

Learn more by reviewing the Supply Chain Innovation Award submission guidelines. In special cases where companies (manufacturers, retailers, etc.) benefiting from the supply chain innovation do not wish to be identified, a ‘blind’ Case Study may be submitted (see submission guidelines for details). Submissions consist of case studies describing your company's supply chain innovation that emphasize innovative and measurable results.

What’s New with MMOG/LE Version 5?


The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and Odette International are releasing the fifth version of the Materials Management Operations Guideline/Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE) assessment this summer. supplier selection and assessment, new product launch, use of metrics in the supplier assessment process). Adoption of advanced technologies ( machine learning , smart manufacturing, China 2020, digital transformation) to increase performance and efficiency.

Supply Chain Best Practices during a Quarantine


Learn how to: Keep your logistics on time and prepared Maintain your replenishment goals Properly forecast and redefine your demand plan Use technology to help. Times are tough, so we’ve gathered some guidelines to help your supply chain get back on track, or at least to shore it up during these challenging times. Logistics. You should also prioritize the products you need to manufacture and replenish.

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Why a network model makes sense for today’s automotive suppliers

The Network Effect

Supply chain organizations within the automotive supplier industry contribute to manufacturing excellence in many ways, including quality, cost, and delivery to their OEM and subsystem customer base. Focused on outcomes, a competitive supply chain capability not only assures the on-time delivery of component material, but also the execution of inbound supply to ensure the shipment of quality finished goods at a competitive price while delivering on-target margins for the manufacturers.

Vendor-managed inventory and distribution planning in the food and beverage industry – here’s something to chew on


As with any industry, food and beverage faces its own unique set of supply chain challenges, including: Expiring ingredients, manufactured product and packaged goods. The vendor is usually the supplier, a manufacturer or a distributor. However, when the company realized that inventory management is a costly activity, it approached Pampers manufacturer Procter & Gamble (P&G) to manage inventory at P&G’s distribution centers.

Guest Commentary: P.O. Management Programs – Know Pain, Know Gain!

Talking Logistics

Your stakeholders can: Align sourcing, purchasing, logistics, and I.T. management and related logistics objectives. Discrepancies decrease between planned and actual logistics activity. Buyers, planners, and logistics staff spend less time and money tracking order status. performance metrics to influence vendor behavior and impact sourcing choices. Logistics staff manages transportation costs through mode and carrier selection guidelines.

Walmart again Raises Chargeback Stakes

Enterra Insights

2] She wrote: “There’s no doubt about it: manufacturers who fail to meet a retailer’s vendor standards can get into financial trouble. Manufacturers, consultants and trade groups supplying retail businesses are up at arms over these chargebacks, arguing that their profits are being slashed unmercifully — and sometimes unfairly — by retailers claiming noncompliance.” Walmart recently made headlines when it toughened delivery demands for its suppliers.

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3PL Warehousing 101

Kanban Logistics

While you can build and staff your own warehouse and perform these services yourself, more and more companies see the value in handing warehousing operations off to a third-party logistics (3PL) provider. Just-in-time capabilities: If a 3PL stores raw materials for a manufacturer, it will be notified by the WMS whenever an order is placed requiring those materials. The 3PL can then immediately supply the manufacturer so that the final product can be produced.

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Assessing the True Return of Procurement Transformation on Total Shareholder Return: A Tough Proposition


Note our earlier comment that the types of metrics being used to assess procurement at each stage are indeed a characteristic of how far along the organization is in its transformation!) This roadmap can be used to develop a set of guidelines for deployment of best practices across an organization. The more important question is – what is the impact of procurement transformation on shareholder return – a metric that every CEO and CFO really care about!

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Refresh Your Supply Chain – Have a Coke and a Smile

Supply Chain Network

As part of this effort, they combined their logistics with the retail expertise of SAP software. Global Guidelines. Coke’s main desires in terms of supply chain improvement included metrics with no manual intervention, industry standards that are not Coke specific and an even more vigorous system for reporting hierarchies. Coca-Cola is a globally recognized brand, and the company consistently delivers its products.

26 supply chain pros reveal the single most effective way to create a winning supply chain strategy

6 River Systems

With new supply chain innovations , trends in logistics technology and advancements like automated robots making a big impact on operational efficiency, it seems that supply chain optimization is within reach for more companies than ever before. We may want to review their manufacturing facilities and perform some sort of quick assessment (for example, explore their process capability and yield of the product and how they handle returned parts). Logistics 5.

50 expert tips on supply chain management

6 River Systems

“As the logistics industry faces extraordinary pressures, maintaining a culture of compliance is more critical than ever. The next-gen supply chain model is a networked ecosystem – suppliers, partners, manufacturers, distributors and retailers will all have access to relevant cloud-based data to make the best decisions based on real-time signals.” China trade war has already put regionalization of manufacturing back on the table.

Supply Chain Management:Growing interest in sustainability from.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Industrial Manufacturing. Logistics and Distribution. This is certainly an exciting area, and one that is starting to mature, but from our Asset Management centric perspective we realize that the majority of the work around making buildings "smarter" is being done by manufacturers of sensors and devices and by software application developers of building management software systems, such as IWMS (Intelligent Workplace Management Systems) and RESP (Real Estate and Space Planning).