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

Cerasis

In that interview we mentioned that he would visit Made In USA Zipper manufacturer, UCan Zippers to film a video documenting the company's commitment to American Manufacturing for nearly 30 years. Why are we having an interview with an American Manufacturer on a logistics blog, you ask?

Traceability In Food & Beverage Manufacturing is The Cornerstone of Quality

IQMS

Compliance and quality are the foundations all great food & beverage manufacturers rely on to create and strengthen trust with their distribution networks and customers. Traceability Is Key To Excelling At Compliance And Quality for Food & Beverage Manufacturing Companies.

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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.

Manufacturing Quality & Traceability

E2open

E2open’s Manufacturing Quality & Traceability application provides companies with deep visibility to the production processes and end-to-end quality information across the supply chain, to create comprehensive product genealogies regardless of who manufactures or distributes the products. Learn more about E2open’s Manufacturing Quality & Traceability application in this 1-minute video. Collaborative Manufacturing Videos

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.

7 Ways to Improve Quality Control in Food Manufacturing!

Supply Chain Game Changer

When you’re a food and beverage manufacturer, there’s no business more serious than quality control. Consumer safety and quality control go hand-in-hand for the food industry in a way that most other industries don’t have to deal with. Emphasize the Cost of Quality.

Top 10 2020 Manufacturing Trends

IQMS

Bottom Line: 2020 manufacturing trends are driven by manufacturers’ strong confidence in their ability to deliver high-quality products that earn repeat orders while delivering excellent customer experiences.

Quality Management – Design in Quality First!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The Manufacturing, Engineering and Supply Chain teams all geared up to introduce each new product into Operations. With production schedules established, resources trained and in place, and equipment and capacity situated, and components available on the line, manufacturing began. They were making their own ongoing enhancements and changes along with improvements based on feedback from the Manufacturing and Engineering team. 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.

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. .

Who Needs Quality Management?

Oracle SCM

Everyone knows that quality is an important topic. With such an approach, companies are working in a sub-optimal manner, and then start to face these types of challenges: - Quality metrics are either not available or are incomplete. -

What Qualities Make the Best Supply Chain Leaders?

Kinaxis

A 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.

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.

It’s Time to Connect Manufacturers and Suppliers within the Value Network

DELMIA Quintiq

A manufacturer’s operations are constantly exposed to the risk of inconsistent supply. Upheavals in one country can heavily impact manufacturers worldwide, too. Manufacturers realized that they had no backup plans for the production of components critical to their operations.

ModusLink Receives Intel’s Preferred Quality Supplier Award

ModusLink Corporation

ModusLink is proud to announce that is has been recognized by Intel as a recipient of the 2017 Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award. The post ModusLink Receives Intel’s Preferred Quality Supplier Award appeared first on Steel Connect.

7 Ways to Improve Your Quality Management Process

All Things Supply Chain

Quality management can be a make-or-break point for a manufacturing or distribution business. It can be the difference between putting out great products that satisfy your customers and producing unsatisfactory… General Supply Chain Management manufacturing quality management supply chain supply chain management

Using MOM to Ramp Up Production with Consistency and Quality

DELMIA Quintiq

In today’s disruptive manufacturing environment, the need for agility is front and center – whether ramping up production or changing production priorities while still ensuring consistency and quality. We are being confronted with two immediate manufacturing challenge scenarios.

Take Advantage of Digital Manufacturing to Improve Workforce Productivity

DELMIA Quintiq

Much has been done to improve manufacturing efficiency. As the common linchpin that brings together all manufacturing activities, has this metric improved along with all the investment in new technologies? Digital Manufacturing as an Enabler of Workforce Productivity.

Cleanroom Manufacturing Strategies That Pay

IQMS

Bottom Line: Cleanrooms provide the potential for plastics manufacturers to increase the average machine rate per hour, average markups and profit per production run by charging a price premium based on their certifications, compliance and industry expertise.

Quality Improvement in Manufacturing: Relief for Operations Manager

ThroughPut

Most importantly for ThroughPut, manufacturing and logistics operations in the industrial world are about to pick back up until Christmas. Most customer expectations arise from a failure to understand the capabilities of manufacturing, supply chain, operations, math, and science.

10 Ways Machine Learning Can Improve Manufacturing Today

IQMS

to $2T in supply-chain management and manufacturing. By 2021, 20% of leading manufacturers will rely on embedded intelligence, using AI, IoT, and blockchain applications to automate processes and increase execution times by up to 25% according to IDC. 7T value to manufacturers.

QAD Adaptive Applications Further Enables Adaptive Manufacturing Enterprises

QAD

This latest release further enhances our customers’ ability to intelligently adopt and boost adaptive manufacturing capabilities. Adaptive Manufacturing Enterprises can effectively address the increasing pace of change and disruption companies face today.

Manufacturing Quality and Compliance across Global Supply Chains

Rootstock

A recent news story tells of inspectors leaving a Walmart-certified factory in Guangdong Province in China after approving the production (and shipment) of more than $2 million in Walmart specialty Christmas items- soft goods like reindeer suits and Mrs. Claus dresses for dogs.

Four Common Challenges Facing The Manufacturing Industry In 2019

IQMS

The manufacturing industry continues to show strong resiliency, shaking off global trade uncertainty, finding ingenious workarounds to its labor crisis, while still innovating new products using design-to-manufacture workflows. Every direct manufacturing job creates an additional 2.5

Manufacturing Gains From Machine Learning

IQMS

Improving semiconductor manufacturing yields up to 30%, reducing scrap rates, and optimizing fab operations is achievable with machine learning. Automating quality testing using machine learning is increasing defect detection rates up to 90%.

The Manufacturing Triangle: Cost, Quality and Schedule

Dragon Innovation

Over the last 20 years of leading teams that have launched products at iRobot to helping other companies launch their own products at Dragon Innovation, I’ve found that most of the manufacturing issues that derail companies tend to fall into three categories: Cost, Quality, and Schedule.

How Blockchain Can Improve Manufacturing In 2019

IQMS

By 2023, 30% of manufacturing companies with more than $5B in revenue will have implemented Industry 4.0 Blockchain’s greatest potential to deliver business value is in manufacturing. provide valuable insights into how blockchain can improve supply chains and manufacturing.

Take Advantage of Digital Manufacturing to Improve Workforce Productivity

DELMIA Quintiq

Much has been done to improve manufacturing efficiency. As the common linchpin that brings together all manufacturing activities, has this metric improved along with all the investment in new technologies? Digital Manufacturing as an Enabler of Workforce Productivity.

Lean Manufacturing

LeanCor

A motor manufacturer’s warehouse space and on-hand materials were growing exponentially as it received, processed, and stored material for potential future use. “A popular misconception is that lean is suited only for manufacturing.

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How to Prepare the Next Generation of Manufacturers

Cerasis

The manufacturing industry has always been a hotbed for innovation and advancement — but it relies heavily on the workers who have the skills and training to fill those jobs. How can we help to prepare the industry for the next generation of manufacturers? Manufacturing

On-Demand Recording: Live Q&A on Quality in Manufacturing

Dragon Innovation

While arguably the most critical aspect of your manufacturing planning, Quality often comes as an afterthought to Cost and Schedule. Hardware Manufacturing product development quality Quality 101 Ongoing Production Quality Planning

What You Need to Consider Before Relocating Your Manufacturing Plant

Cerasis

But if you represent a manufacturing organization, the process of relocating to a new campus can seem especially overwhelming and frustrating. The Trends that Will Forever Shape Manufacturing in 2018 & Beyond. This isn’t merely a good idea for internal quality control, either.

5 Reasons Why Manufacturing Should Implement Project Management Methods

Dragon Innovation

Designing and manufacturing a product should never be a business of gambling. bom Manufacturing Planning quality supply chain management Ongoing Production CAD Project Management

Manufacturing Keeps Going Strong At Mar-Bal

IQMS

Mar-Bal operates four manufacturing facilities in North America and a sales office in Shanghai, China. They manufacture thermoset composite products essential to the appliance, electrical distribution, and industrial marketplaces.

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Overcome Manufacturing Supply Chain Challenges with Digital Planning

ToolsGroup

The manufacturing industry has a strong heritage of adopting game-changing technologies to deliver higher quality products more efficiently. As supply chain complexity and competition escalate, so do related manufacturing challenges.