Supply Chain Quality: A Driver for Digital Transformation

Talking Logistics

The only way to take control of your future is to double down on quality. Product quality directly impacts the profitability of a company. The cost of poor quality is so closely related to supplier quality and compliance that manufacturers must give the proper attention and resources to the optimization of their upstream partnerships. Today’s challenge is to lower the finished product defect rate by emphasizing supply chain quality. Supplier Quality Management.

Examples of How Supplier Quality Management System Implementations Pay Off

Cerasis

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.

Quality Management – Design in Quality First!

Supply Chain Game Changer

You can not build a quality product if the design has not been optimized for the manufacturing process as well as for the end customer application. Check out Quality Management (Part 1) – A Tale of Two Companies: Different Starting Points. Quality #Design #SupplyChain #SCM #Business #Operations. The post Quality Management – Design in Quality First! Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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

Cerasis

This is the second post in a three-part series on Supplier Quality Management also known as SQM. Trend Metrics Collected per Product: Confirmed Product Quality Complaint Rate by Product. Quality Metrics by Product. Quality Metrics by Site. Improve supplier product quality.

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

quality candidates 1 “What percent of your revenue should be allocated to payroll?” logistics information. The next. wave of. AI-led. recruiting Four ways machines are enabling their. human counterparts to hire smarter. 2A lly O | T h e n ex t.

3 Steps to Addressing Product Quality Issues with Your International Suppliers

Cerasis

Chuck is a legend in our industry and is helping us figure out how to deal with product quality issues when dealing with international suppliers. And how many suppliers have you worked with that you wish would take serious steps to reduce or prevent the quality defects that are hurting your bottom line? . It’s obvious to most of us in the fields of manufacturing, importing and Supply Chain Management the headaches that quality defects can bring. .

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. 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. In fact, we are introducing our newest blog category so you may easily read all supplier quality management type posts here. . Cost of quality.

Q&A: American Manufacturer, UCan Zippers, Shows Pride, Quality, and Commitment to American Manufacturing

Cerasis

Why are we having an interview with an American Manufacturer on a logistics blog, you ask? It's why their quality is the biggest reason they are and will continue to succeed. My father soon discovered that the zippers he was importing from Asia lacked consistent quality.

Transportation and Logistics Industry Trends of 2014

The Logistics of Logistics

Transportation and Logistics Industry Trends. These trends stand to impact the transportation and logistics industry, with some already taking hold and others unfolding gradually. Each trend has the potential to transform the logistics industry. Each trend has the potential to transform the logistics industry. Trend # 5: Quality Management Deepens and Extends Itself to Automotive Logistics. What other trends do you see transforming logistics in 2014?

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Characteristics of a High-quality Review

SCM Research

At this year’s CSCMP Conference in Philadelphia I joined a presentation about high-quality reviews held by the co?editors Therefore, I’d like to remember their July 2010 editorial, Crafting High-quality Reviews: Guidelines, Examples and Feedback. In addition, the editors of the Journal of Business Logistics have just provided a prescription for reviewing out of one’s own comfort zone.

High-Quality Data: The Best Fuel for Supply Chain Change

CHAINalytics

By Richard Koch | Associate Director, Logistic, Chainalytics | As supply chain consultants, we often help clients navigate complex change–from adjusting to cost or competitive pressures to unique challenges like an M&A.

Three Key Trends In Logistics E-Commerce

Cerasis

With the increase in the popularity of e-shops and delivery companies, the logistics e-commerce business keeps growing. It faces more and more challenges, as the customers need companies to be quick and increase their logistics performance more than ever before. E-Commerce Logistics

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Logistics Experts Wanted with Joe Lynch

The Logistics of Logistics

Hello everybody, this is Joe Lynch and welcome to The Logistics of Logistics podcast. • Our format will be a little different today, because it’s just me – usually I interview somebody from the logistics or supply chain space, but not today. 02:00] Logistics Experts Wanted. •

Outbound Logistics

LeanCor

Outbound Logistics: Think Outside of the Trailer. To facilitate a lean fulfillment stream for our outbound logistics customers, we strive to achieve the perfect order. This is what keeps lean logistics practitioners busy – day in and day out!

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. Next Steps: Subscribe to our blog to receive the full blog series via email and stay informed about the latest global logistics news and insight.

Sustainable Logistics: Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics

Cerasis

Calculating the carbon footprint of a company’s comprehensive logistics framework is tremendously complex. Creating more sustainable logistics is even more important for the trucking industry. Sustainable Logistics | Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics. Robinson and the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. From shareholders to consumers, sustainable logistics has created broad value. Logistics

5 Skills Necessary For Maximizing Logistics Effectiveness

Cerasis

. Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend Robert Everett who gives us some fantastic tips for managing logistics effectiveness. In this article, I propose to have a look at several logistic skills that, besides the specific knowledge in this area, will help to maximize the logistics effectiveness. It is when an employee can honestly share his real views and thoughts regarding the problem or operational issue with all the performers involved in the logistics process.

4 Qualities That Make Netflix a Good Model for Supply Chain Visibility

Savi

Logistics managers can manage shipments in real-time, pinpointing their exact location and collecting all of the data. Companies can apply the same concept to logistics. By the same token, logistics teams should be able to easily locate all information about every shipment so that decisions can be made quickly. The post 4 Qualities That Make Netflix a Good Model for Supply Chain Visibility appeared first on Savi Technology.

The 9 Key Considerations of an Effective Last Mile Logistics Strategy

Cerasis

Understanding last mile logistics is only half the battle. Shippers need to reevaluate their existing last mile logistics processes and devise an effective last mile logistics strategy that aligns consumer and business expectation. In fact, an effective last mile logistics strategy must consider these nine key points. Planning Is Essential To Have an Effective Last Mile Logistics Strategy. Logistics

4 Things We’ve Learned From Starbucks, The Queen of Quality Control

AFFLINK

Without supply chain optimization , there is absolutely no way they could have maintained the same quality as they have grown over time. Here are 4 quality control tips we’ve learned Starbucks: 1. Quality control means everything when maintaining a supply chain.

This Week in Logistics News (March 11-15, 2019)

Talking Logistics

The post This Week in Logistics News (March 11-15, 2019) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. This Week in News Alibaba Brexit dangerous goods labeling Elemica Navis Quiet LogisticsOn Wednesday morning I flew down to Miami for a client meeting.

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The Top 5 Changes That Occur With AI in Logistics

Cerasis

There’s no other way to describe it: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the world of logistics. In general, the predictive analytics solutions in logistics and supply chain are on the rise. The Top Logistics Trends that Will Impact Logistics Management in 2018?.

Logistics KPIs Case Study: Whirlpool’s Supply Chain and Logistics Success Driven by Effective KPI Implementation

Cerasis

We conclude our ongoing series in talking about effective KPI management by giving you a real live Logistics KPIs management case study from Whirlpool's engagement with a logistics service level provider. Whirlpool has not always considered logistics a competitive advantage.

Lean Logistics

LeanCor

Why is PDCA Important in Lean Logistics? In lean logistics (or any field), PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act) allows individuals and teams to thoughtfully review an operation for problems or opportunities, and experiment with ways to improve the situation. Warehousing Logistics.

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7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management

Cerasis

In the below article I propose to have a look at the main benefits and advantages of the cloud-based logistics management. Each industry has its peculiarities, among the others, in the logistics, manufacturing, and supply. The cloud-based logistics is a “pay-per-use” model.

IoT Enhances Multi-Mode Logistics Tracking

Amber Road

Amber Road's new eBook, IoT Enhances Multi-Mode Logistics Tracking , explores how you can benefit from this new level of end-to-end shipment visibility. Order and Shipment Visibility Transportation Management Data Quality Management

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Why do high quality suppliers pass over big RFQ/RFPs?

NC State SCRC

Being “window dressing” on a “cold RFQ” is something that no sales person wants to spend their time working on… If the potential customer has never outsourced before, they are unlikely to understand the value proposition of a third party logistics provider. Business Process Outsourcing Change Management Customer Relationship Management Logistics Supplier Relationship Management Supply chain Relationships

Top 8 Online Logistics Tools For Logistics Professionals

Cerasis

Logistics professionals require exemplary international online logistics tools to help them carry out their daily businesses with ease and deliver the best for their customers. Let’s base our discussion on online trucking logistics and mobile applications that can be used in supply chain management on a global basis by the logistic professional to control their business. Top 8 Online Logistics Tools For Logistics Professionals. The Logistics mobile app.

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Distribution Logistics

LeanCor

Distribution logistics includes a wide range of activities. Distribution logistics helps businesses redesign their customer service organization and its processes. Another area of expertise in distribution logistics is warehouse management.

Procurement Logistics: What Is It & Where Do Logistics Providers Fit In?

Cerasis

Although procurement logistics might sound like it involves the purchasing of manufactured products , it is much more involved. The Definition of Procurement Logistics. The simplest way to think of procurement logistics is the procurement of materials needed to manufacture products. According to DHL , procurement logistics includes obtaining the following necessities: Raw materials. Where Do Logistics Providers Come Into Play With Procurement Logistics?

3 More Advanced Technology Trends in Logistics in 2016: Welcome to the Hyperconnected Logistics Industry

Cerasis

This is due in part to significant changes and improvements in how the logistics industry perceives and responds to the demands of a growing customer base. Once, RFID sensors were out of a reasonable range for most logistics providers and shipper to use throughout the shipment journey.

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This Week in Logistics News (December 3-7, 2018)

Talking Logistics

While you think about it (the answer is posted below), here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: project44 Acquires GateHouse Logistics, Creating World’s Most Comprehensive Global Transportation Visibility Platform.

Big Data in Logistics

Talking Logistics

There are many buzzwords in the supply chain and logistics industry today, and perhaps there’s none bigger than “Big Data.” Those are some of the questions I discussed with Bob Daymon, Senior VP of Operations at Transplace , in a recent Talking Logistics episode. First, as with all applications, data quality is an issue. The post Big Data in Logistics appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Logistics Performance Index 2014

SCM Research

Today, the World Bank has released its Logistics Performance Index 2014. The report is titled “Connecting to Compete 2014: Trade Logistics in the Global Economy” The index, which is based on survey data collected from more than 1,000 logistics managers, allows a comparison of 160 countries in terms of trade dimensions, such as infrastructure quality, customs performance and timeliness of shipments.

The Digital Transformation in Logistics: Technologies, Barriers and Predictions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The path to increased operational efficiency and customer satisfaction lies in the digitalization of logistics workflows. Emerging Technologies in Logistics & Their Potential Impact. trillion on logistics and supply chain within the next five years. Subscribe Here!

Why Reverse Logistics Systems and Transportation Management Should Be Considered Together

Cerasis

Needs for efficient reverse logistics systems continue to increase as e-commerce claims greater market share, and as so many traditionally functioning businesses grow and inevitably incur increasing volume of returns. Need For Reverse Logistics Breeds Opportunity.

This Week in Logistics News (November 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Our Logistics Leaders for Type 1 Diabetes Cure Team raised $58,706 this season — a new record! Simply put, without your support, this audacious dream I had three years ago to form a logistics cycling team to support JDRF wouldn’t have come true.