CSX reaches agreement to acquire Quality Carriers

The Supply Chain Journal

NASDAQ:CSX ) announced Wednesday that it has signed an agreement with Quality Distribution to acquire bulk liquid chemicals transportation provider Quality Carriers Inc. The Quality Carriers management team will continue to lead the chemical transportation entity as a part of CSX.

Data Quality: Your Digital Transformation Depends on It

Logistics Viewpoints

Today, I’m going to add a qualifier — it has to be quality data. Just as any chef will tell you that anything less than the best quality ingredients can render a dish inedible, so too, bad data can turn any data-driven IT effort sour. So, what is quality data?

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Examples of How Supplier Quality Management System Implementations Pay Off

GlobalTranz

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. The first post in this series broke down what is supplier quality management and the steps to evaluate suppliers and the second post gave you insight into the metrics to look out for by 6 major industries. The Problem: Cequent has long used enterprise quality management.

Supply Chain Quality: Time for a New Perspective

Talking Logistics

We say that quality is important in supply chain management, but do we focus on it with the same level of urgency, sophistication, and importance as other facets of SCM? Likewise, we stress the importance of obtaining end-to-end supply chain visibility, but what about end-to-end supply chain quality? The post Supply Chain Quality: Time for a New Perspective appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.

3 Steps to Addressing Product Quality Issues with Your International Suppliers

GlobalTranz

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. .

The quality assurance of COVID-19 vaccine Cold Chain

Prophetic Technology

Never before has the world paid so much attention to Supply Chain (SC) technology. Yet, as the COVID-19 vaccination goes on, nations worldwide are experiencing difficulties such as manufacturing delays, inefficient Cold Chain storage conditions, along with location-specific delivery concerns.

Building a Quality Culture: Awareness of Quality’s Financial Impact

QAD

This is the third in a series of blog posts digging deeper into the seven keys to building a quality culture, which builds on Nicole Parker’s recent introduction blog. Without effective communication of change, quality or delivery issues will happen.

Quality Improvement

Insights Solutions Global

With the help of Insight Solutions Global, our customer increased their first pass yield up to 97%, and gained their full control over the supply chain. Case Study

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

GlobalTranz

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

4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Fact: Good data lives at the core of every successful B2B demand generation strategy. Without quality data, it’s nearly impossible to identify and segment your target audience and create messaging that speaks to their values and interests. Whether you’re stepping into a new position or you’re new to demand generation, learning the tricks of the trade can be, well, tricky. In this eBook, you’ll discover how to improve your demand generation program—and your bottom line.

[Video] The Value of Supply Chain Quality Management in the Aerospace and Defense Industry

Talking Logistics

Bill Alrich, Customer Solutions Representative at Elemica, discusses the value of supply chain quality management in Aerospace & Defense industry. Podcast version (click to play): Industry Trends Past Episode Past Episode - Elemica Aerospace & Defense Elemica supply chain quality

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.

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

GlobalTranz

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.

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.

Forrester Research Report: How Sales and Marketing Intelligence Drive Improved Business Outcomes

In 2019, DiscoverOrg commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate sales and marketing intelligence practices in the B2B space. The primary takeaway? Forrester found only 1.2% of companies achieved a score indicating maturity in data management practices. However, organizations are fighting back - and winning.

Improve Forecast Quality and Reliability with Value-add Forecasting (Part 1)

Logility

Value-add forecasting is one way companies are now realizing incremental improvements in their forecast quality and reliability. The post Improve Forecast Quality and Reliability with Value-add Forecasting (Part 1) appeared first on Supply Chain Management Software (SCM Software) by Logility.

Building a Quality Culture: Design Quality from the Start

QAD

This is the first in a series of blog posts digging deeper into the 7 keys to building a quality culture, which builds on Nicole Parker’s recent introduction blog. Design Quality from the Start. There are 4 aspects to ensure we design quality from the start.

Who Needs Quality Management?

Oracle SCM

Everyone knows that quality is an important topic. Accordingly, in many companies Quality Management has been addressed already - but with an approach that does not lead to success: It’s typical for a large organization to have implemented multiple quality management processes, data models, and applications over time. This is how a modern, closed-loop quality management process can be put in place, and quality issues can be preventd or be resolved better and quicker.

The Value of Supply Chain Quality Management in the Aerospace and Defense Industry

Talking Logistics

Quality is one of the pillars of supply chain management, along with cost, service, and risk. Managing quality across the supply chain is critically important for all industries, but especially in Aerospace and Defense. Read more The Value of Supply Chain Quality Management in the Aerospace and Defense Industry. The post The Value of Supply Chain Quality Management in the Aerospace and Defense Industry appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

As frustrating as contact and account data management can be, this is still your database – a massive asset to your organization, even if it is rife with holes and inaccurate information. Entrusting a vendor to help maintain its accuracy and completeness is no ordinary engagement. Download ZoomInfo’s latest data-driven eBook aimed to help marketing leaders understand the best practices around choosing a B2B contact data provider.

Quality Improvement

Insights Solutions Global

The post Quality Improvement appeared first on Insight Solutions Global. With the help of Insight Solutions Global, our customer increased their first pass yield up to 97%, and gained their full control over the supply chain. Case Study

It’s time to democratise quality assurance

IT Supply Chain

The post It’s time to democratise quality assurance appeared first on IT Supply Chain. By Harel Boren (pictured). CEO & Co-Founder of Inspekto. Industry Talk

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. How strong they are at traceability is the cornerstone every one of them rely on to meet compliance requirements and keep excelling at quality. Traceability Is Key To Excelling At Compliance And Quality for Food & Beverage Manufacturing Companies.

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.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

When used effectively, a CRM can be the life blood of your sales team – keeping everyone organized, efficient, and at peak productivity. However, as a company, sales stack, and database grow, it becomes difficult to uphold structure and governance to keep a CRM up-to-date. The result? Less organization, more confusion, and fewer deals closed. Leveraging leading industry research from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can gain back valuable time.

5 Ways to Raise Your Quality Management Game!

Supply Chain Game Changer

A Tale of Two Companies: Different Quality Management Beliefs! Quality Management article and permission to publish here provided by HQTS Group at hqts.com. Pre-production inspections can be a good place to start with your quality control strategy. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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. What are the most valuable qualities of a supply chain leader in your organization? The post What Qualities Make the Best Supply Chain Leaders?

Seven Steps to Ensure Quality Across the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

From pork sausages to pet food, hardly a week goes by where consumers don’t hear about a dangerous product recall

The Importance of Quality Data to Your Business

Descartes

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. From the acquisition of the real estate to the choice of technology, Target has made poor decisions taken from poor quality data. Quality data means better conversion. In a word, the company needed better data quality management initiatives to be executed.

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

quality candidates 1 “What percent of your revenue should be allocated to payroll?” 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. w av e o f A I- le d r e cr u it in g Introduction 3.

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

Building a Quality Culture: Firefighting…Not a Good Sign

QAD

This is a series of blog posts digging deeper into the seven keys to building a quality culture, which builds on Nicole Parker’s introduction blog. The appropriate people are not taking a disciplined approach to utilizing quality tools. Design Quality from the Start.

When Do You Need a Quality Management System?

Arena Solutions

And, if you are a medical device company, one of these projects will be a quality management system (QMS) solution to meet the compliance requirements of FDA, EU MDR, and ISO at scale. Importance of Quality Management System Timing Drivers. Quality resolutions are time-consuming.

Research Quality vs. Research Quantity

SCM Research

This mentality has to stop because it does not lead to more, but to less quality. In fact, quantity competes with quality. I recently read on LinkedIn how a department head bragged about how many papers his team published in highly ranked journals over the past year.

Why B2B Contact and Account Data Management Is Critical to Your ROI

64% of successful data-driven marketers say improving data quality is the most challenging obstacle to achieving success. Given data’s direct impact on marketing campaigns, reporting, and sales follow-up, maintaining an accurate and consistent database is a top priority for B2B organizations. This latest eBook aims to help marketing leaders understand the impact of data management on their company’s ROI.