What Qualities Make the Best Supply Chain Leaders?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

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.

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.

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

Logistics Viewpoints

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.

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.

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. 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)? 5 Key Metrics to Use for Scoring Supplier Quality Management (From LNS Research ). Cost of quality.

Electronic Data Interchange and its 4 Important Qualities

Appterra

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.

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

Cerasis

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.

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

NC State SCRC

In a recent discussion, a large supplier of services shred that they fail to respond to almost 50% of every RFP that comes their way! This insight was very surprising to procurement executives we spoke with….few few could believe that sales would actually not try to pursue every opportunity that came their way! There are four primary reasons why customer pursuits are halted in their tracks by a supplier.

The 5 Key Reasons Why Data Quality Is So Important

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog comes from Katie Cruze at considerdigital.com who give us the top 5 reasons why data quality is important. For many companies, managing the quality data can seem like an overwhelming task. The 5 Key Reasons Why Data Quality Is So Important.

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.

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

CHAINalytics

The post High-Quality Data: The Best Fuel for Supply Chain Change appeared first on Chainalytics.

[Infographic] The Top 5 Leadership Qualities in Successful Executives

Cerasis

In different parts of the world, leaders set priorities between different leadership qualities, but the quality- winner can still be determined. For the majority, for the next five years, the most valuable quality of the leader will be the ability to think creatively.

Why Quality Matters in Being Compliant

Icecorp

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.

Five Steps to Navigating Supply Chain Analytics Data Challenges

Talking Logistics

Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - LLamasoft Supply Chain & Logistics Trends data quality LLamasoft supply chain supply chain analytics

When you think QAD, do you think SCM?

Logistics Viewpoints

Just for Fun QAD Quality Management risk management supply chain transportation managementQAD is far better known for their manufacturing than supply chain solutions.

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Ditch the Spreadsheet and Grow Your Business with Quality Data

Inbound Logistics

To grow and evolve, shippers of all sizes need the high-quality data provided by modern technologies

Walmart Leads the Retail Market to Improve the Quality of Fresh Produce

Supply Chain Nation

The proper labeling and tracking of fresh produce will certainly provide consumers with improved product freshness and quality. Kudos to Walmart for showing industry leadership by embracing and enforcing the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI). They have recently notified their fresh produce suppliers that effective November 1 st of this year, all items delivered to their distribution centers must include standardized case labels. [ Wal-Mart sets PTI label deadline for suppliers ].

India Based Ranbaxy Laboratories Acquired- Quality Conformance Remains an Issue

Supply Chain Matters

Manufacturing Strategies Operations management Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences and Healthcare Supply Chain Product Quality global challenges in pharmaceutical supply chains independent blog commenting on global supply chain developments Ranbaxy Laboratories supply chain Sun Pharmaceutical supply chain Supply chain Matters blog supply_chain_matters Supply Chain Matters has featured multiple commentaries citing India based generic drug producer Ranbaxy Laboratories.

Yum Brands Challenges Within China Continue: The Importance of Proactive Supplier Quality Management

Supply Chain Matters

OSI itself had garnered what is reported to be a solid reputation as a quality focused food supplier. Supply Chain Matters often provides our readers education on the costs of supplier non-performance or the risks of supply chain globalization efforts. Such efforts take on critical importance in food and food services focused supply chains.

Delivering Quality with Speed: Can it be done?

Value Unchained

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?

Advisory Board Study: How Jewish General Hospital Improved Patient Access, Costs, & Quality of Care

River Logic

We have some incredibly exciting news here at River Logic! The Advisory Board has published a case study of the work that we and our close partner CGI have done at Jewish General Hospital. Below is a summary of the case study.

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Adhering to One’s Declared Standards for Quality: Chipotle Mexican Grill Suspends Regional Pork Supplier

Supply Chain Matters

In today’s restaurant and fast food industry, consumer impressions about one’s brand are more and more governed by the quality and standards of the food supply chain. Chipotle Mexican Grill has incurred explosive market growth because of its branding emphasis on “food with integrity” translating to higher quality, ethically based food ingredients served at its various restaurants.

10 Qualities of an Industrial Computing Enclosure Worth Buying| Checklist

Cerasis

CAQ (Computer-Aided Quality Assurance) and more…. With that in mind, knowing what differentiates a quality enclosure system from the ‘not so great’ is of the upmost importance. Cue this 10 point checklist, which gives those charged with researching industrial computer protection a set of qualities to look for from an environmental computer enclosure. 10 Qualities of an Industrial Computing Enclosure Worth Buying.

How Events Can Change in a Matter of Months- Time for Chipotle to Openly Demonstrate Resolve

Supply Chain Matters

In a January 2015 Supply Chain Matters commentary, we praised Mexican food restaurant chain Chipotle for adherence to established food quality standards and taking decisive action when a regional supplier of pork was not adhering to humane animal standards.

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The Future Of Supplier Collaboration: 9 Things CPOs Want Their Managers To Know Now

Cerasis

Understand your category like never before so that your organization can realize the full potential of its supplier investments while delivering products that are consistent and of high quality. Supplier Quality Management (SQM) Supply Chain supplier collaborationAs a sourcing or procurement manager, you may think there’s nothing new about supplier collaboration. Your chief procurement officer (CPO) most likely disagrees.

Mitigating Supply Chain Risk- How a Supplier Quality Management System (SQMS) Helps Minimize Supply Chain Deviations

Supply Chain Matters

A Supply Chain Matters guest posting from MasterControl focused on mitigating supply chain risk with the help of a supplier quality management system. Food and Beverage supply chain Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences and Healthcare Supply Chain Product Lifecycle Management Product Quality Supply Chain Risk Management MasterControl guest blog Supplier Quality Management Systems Supply chain Matters blog

Philips fails to solve quality-contol problems

Supply Chain Movement

Failure to solve quality-control problems has cost Dutch healthcare and lighting firm Philips dearly. Its manufacturing plant for medical equipment in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, had been plagued by complaints and came under close scrutiny by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

Lumber Liquidators Terminates Sourcing of China Produced Laminate Flooring

Supply Chain Matters

Procurement and Sourcing Product Quality Retail Supply Chain Lumber Liquidators China sourcing Lumber Liquidators supply chain Supply chain Matters blogIn February of 2015, Lumber Liquidators, at the time, one of the largest and fastest growing retailers of hardwood and laminate flooring in North America was involved in a supply chain expose. Approaching 18 months later, the retailer continues to deal with the customer, brand and financial impacts of that disclosure.

2017 Industry Specific Prediction- Consumer Packaged Food and Beverage Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

In our recently unveiled 2017 Predictions for Industry Supply Chains (Available for complimentary downloading in our Research Center), we elected to include Consumer Packaged Food (CPG) and Beverage supply chains in our industry-specific predictions. We have included this industry in our industry-specific predictions for the past three years and already, industry dynamics of activist investors […].

A Word of Caution for Supply Chain Technology Accelerators

Talking Logistics

The sad reality is that you can develop the most modern, powerful, and sexy supply chain application on the market, but it’s only as useful and effective as the quality of the data that goes into it, and despite all the advancements in technology over the past twenty years, we still have a big, crappy data quality problem in supply chain management. Supply Chain Technology Trends blockchain technology data quality Dynamo technology accelerator user experience user interface

One Year Later- Lumber Liquidators Struggles Continue

Supply Chain Matters

Procurement and Sourcing Product Quality Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Disruption examples of supply chain disruption examples of supply chain snafus Lumber Liquidators supply chain supplier management snafus Supply chain Matters blogIn February of 2015, Lumber Liquidators, one of the largest and fastest growing retailers of hardwood and laminate flooring in North America at the time, was involved in a supply chain expose.

Product and Quality Management Take on More Difficult Dimensions

Supply Chain Matters

Our ongoing Supply Chain Matters commentaries regarding certain product design flaws, quality conformance shortfalls and subsequent efforts at covering-up such flaws have drawn similar takeaways, but it now appears that the stakes are growing far higher. Automotive Supply Chain Product Lifecycle Management Product Quality 2014-2015 Takata airbag inflator recalls Supply chain Matters blog Takata defective airbag inflator recall- impact on supply chain Volkswagen emissions scandal

Driver Digest: Five Qualities Carriers Look For in Drivers

Supply Chain Link

Here are a few qualities that carriers look for when hiring drivers. With somewhere between 35,000 and 40,000 truck driver openings in the United States 1 , carriers are always looking to hire qualified drivers.

Advanced Technology Introduced to Combat Counterfeit Products in the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Matters

Existence of counterfeit and tainted products across supply chains Food and Beverage supply chain Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences and Healthcare Supply Chain Product Quality Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Risk Management Supply Chain Technology combating counterfeit goods review of UniSecure software application Supply chain Matters blog supply chain product authentication applications Systech International unique product label identification technology

The Importance of Quality Data to Your Business

Appterra

Quality data plays an important role in decision-making and other business processes. Mandatory compliance needs to be followed in order to maintain the quality of your data. Quality data means better conversion. Blog Quality Data Supply Chain Technology

Chipotle Feels the Financial Impact of its Ongoing Food Safety Crisis

Supply Chain Matters

This is a Supply Chain Matters update commentary regarding Chipotle Mexican Grill, specifically efforts to address its ongoing food-safety challenge that not only threatens the restaurant chain’s value to its brand and to its investors, but on perceived quality risks in its farm to fork supply chain.

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When a Product Contains What it is Supposed To- A Business Media Expose

Supply Chain Matters

Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Process industry focused supply chains Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Product Marketing Strategy Product Quality Supplier Management global procurement developments and insights independent blog commenting on corporate procurement strategies Jessica Alba's Honest Company procurement and sourcing advisory services Supply chain Matters blog the Honest Company

The Cloud Technology Opportunity for 3PLs

Talking Logistics

What are some best practices in managing data quality, which is still a huge challenge for many 3PLs and a major inhibitor to providing timely, accurate, and complete supply chain visibility? 3PL Cloud/SaaS Supply Chain Technology Trends Upcoming Episodes cloud technology data quality management GT Nexus John Urban supply chain visibility Live Episode: Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 12:00 ET.

6 Qualities You Should Look for in a Cloud-Based ERP Service Provider

Appterra

The post 6 Qualities You Should Look for in a Cloud-Based ERP Service Provider appeared first on Appterra. Many enterprises today recognize the power of cloud-based ERP.

Transportation and Logistics Industry Trends of 2014

The Logistics of Logistics

Trend # 5: Quality Management Deepens and Extends Itself to Automotive Logistics. Popularized by the Japanese auto industry and quality management guru, W. Edward Deming, US manufacturing is now on-board with quality management. Case in point – Ford and GM have won multiple JD Power Associates quality awards. The 2014 Chevy Impala is the latest example of the importance of quality. Transportation and Logistics Industry Trends.