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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.

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.

Finding and Keeping Quality Supply Chain Talent amid the Staffing Shortage

Logistics Viewpoints

Growing practice of supply chain modeling requires more than just technology smarts What types of supply chain roles are on your company’s career webpage? What skills are important for new hires to possess in order to manage this increasingly critical area of the business?

Quality = Branding

Supply Chain Expert Community

Quality should never be seen as an accident. Poor quality, unsafe working conditions and or ignoring or non-compliance with regulations will lead to business disruption, financial loss, lawsuits and damage to the brand image of an organization. Most of the time the major cause of poor quality can be traced to either inferior raw materials or the lack of design standards. To ensure vendor observance to the required quality management standards must conduct supply chain audits.

Commerce 2.0 Consumer Quality

Supply Chain Expert Community

A consumer quality feedback program is a key area of improvement that is dramatically enhanced by the eCommerce and mobile tools and technology. This consumer feedback loop is important for customer retention and quality improvement. Retailers and manufacturers have developed supply chain feedback loops that monitor and continuously improve the quality of the products, packaging and transport.

Data Quality As Part of Any Organization's Supply Chain

Supply Chain Expert Community

I interviewed Claire McEachern who discussed Data Quality As Part of Any Organization's Supply Chain? Can you explain data quality and why is it part of any organization's supply chain? In DiscoverOrg, we look at data quality and sales intelligence. supply_chain data_quality

Boeing Agrees to Pay Fine and Submit to Enhanced Quality Compliance Systems

Supply Chain Matters

federal regulators, Boeing has agreed to pay $12 million in penalties as part of a settlement mandating tighter oversight of suppliers and tighter quality controls inside its own production facilities. Aerospace Supply Chain Manufacturing Strategies Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Product Quality Supplier Management Supply Chain Business Process Boeing Supply Chain integrating product innovation and supply chain strategy Supply chain Matters blog

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.

Commerce 2.0 Quality

Supply Chain Expert Community

The quality feedback and improvement loop process will be another area of great improvement as a result of the collaborative marketplace that I call Commerce 2.0. There are two types of performance improvements that can be achieved through the collaborative marketplace; shopping performance quality and product performance quality. It is important to establish the customer communication and engagement model to provide a feedback loop to the product quality.

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.

Quality Control and Management of Suppliers

Supply Chain Expert Community

I interviewed Romeo Elias who discussed Quality Control and Management of Suppliers. And at every step in the process, you need to have quality processes and procedures in place to meet. For example, if you look at it from the perspective of the sticky case of quality management.

Commerce 2.0 Consumer Quality Tools

Supply Chain Expert Community

Inviting consumers to participate in the product selection and quality review process is a great way to engage the consumer. People in general are social beings and they will communicate and develop communities to share and socialize both physically and virtually. Consumers have demonstrated through social networks and the tools supported through these networks that they are anxious to engage in the shopping experience with both other consumers and the retailers.

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

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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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.

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.

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 ].

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

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.

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).

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?

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.

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.

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.

Gain a Strategic Focus on Quality IF Customers are Important

Supply Chain Expert Community

Even the founder of lean principles, Toyota, can falter on quality; thus, anyone can lose their edge – yet it is cornerstone to business success. If you wish to remain in the race, quality must be more than an assumption; it must become a strategic focus.

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.

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.