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.

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. .

How to Successfully Integrate an E-Commerce Shipping Plan Into Your Traditional Shipping Practices

Cerasis

E-commerce value will exceed $4 trillion by 2025, and demand for e-commerce requires seamless integration between traditional shipping practices and an e-commerce shipping plan. Its global nature makes conventional shipping strategies inefficient and utterly unworkable.

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. The business was a small operation in the beginning with my father and three other employees helping pack and ship zippers to customers in Los Angeles.

Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

companies face today is access to good, quality data they need to optimize. meaningless if they rely on low-quality data. The Data Challenge The common data issues plaguing supply chains are access and quality. Data Quality. predictive shipping.

More Incidents of Quality Inspection Tampering Involving Yet Another Japan Manufacturer

Supply Chain Matters

had each tampered actual quality specifications related to components shipped to respective customers. Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Product Quality supplier quality Supply chain Matters blogOn Friday of last week, Mitsubishi Materials Corp. disclosed that three of its supplier subsidiaries, Mitsubishi Cable, Mitsubishi Shindoh Co. and Mitsubishi Aluminum Co.

6 Ways Quality Can Strengthen Supply Chain Profitability

Material Handling & Logistics

A spirit of collaboration and open communication is more essential to quality success than other initiatives. But then extra costs are incurred once the final product is manufactured and delivered and it is discovered that reworks are required due to the focus on price and not quality.

Multi Carrier Shipping: 8 Ways to Avoid the Shortsightedness Of Chasing The Least Cost Carrier

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When you are looking to choose a carrier when it is time to ship your freight, it might seem obvious to go with the carrier that provides you with the lowest “sticker price.” It’s one thing to promise results and quite another to put the expected quality of service in writing in your contract.

Shipping Freight Isn’t Tactical Anymore: 3 Areas That Require Strategic, Collaborative, & Innovative Thinking

Cerasis

In today's ever more complex supply chain riddled with thousands upon thousands of processes, shipping freight has moved beyond tactical prowess for those who execute well and has evolved to now include strategic, innovative, and collaborative efforts to maintain not only a competitive edge but reduce overall transportation cost footprint. This series' goal is to empower those shipping freight with more confidence. Knowledge of Best Practices in Shipping Freight.

InSight, InControl: Real-time position and quality monitoring for production material transports

SupplyOn

But generally speaking, not even the shipping agent transporting the production material to the nearest port has this information. The focus is not just on time but on quality, too This data is crucial for the material planner to be able to act flexibly and adapt production planning to potential changes early on. Here’s an example: an adhesive arrives by ship at the port of Marseilles in the south of France.

Real-time Data will Impact How Quality is Managed in Supply Chains

NC State SCRC

At a recent meeting I attended, several members of a quality team noted that suppliers sharing process capability data from their line would provide enormous benefit. Emerging real-time quality data systems being deployed by companies will improve the exchange of information between suppliers and Quality personnel, especially around inspection reports. This is the opposite of the typical quality assurance process which is reactive.

Why OmniChannel Solutions are Needed in Shipping & Logistics to Meet Consumer Demand

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However, Amazon is shaking up the mix by seeking to make today’s e-commerce practices obsolete, and shipping and logistics providers need to understand why. Consumers are also expecting more of manufacturers and shipping companies.

Supply chain risks in the spotlight: Effects of Hanjin Shipping filing bankruptcy protection

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Dr. Madhav Durbha Supply chain risks in the spotlight: Effects of Hanjin Shipping filing bankruptcy protection. A few days ago, the world’s seventh largest container shipping company by volume, Hanjin Shipping, filed for bankruptcy protection.

The Data Needed to Transform Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

Again and again, the quality of supply chain and logistics data is too low for companies to jump to the next maturity stage. The industry has been complaining about data quality for years and the research says the same.

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How international shipping can be improved in today’s global automotive supply chain

The Network Effect

Today I want to discuss international shipping management in the context of the new network platforms. . Visibility and timing once again take center stage related to international shipping. verify that the quantity and quality of the goods conform with the documentation.

Packaging Supplies Checklist: 8 Shipping Savings Tips

AFFLINK

Although many products have consistent packages, learning about the product during the package redesign phase will lead to customer relationship and quality performance benefits. For example, many companies ship beverages from one location to another.

U.S./Mexico Shipping Series Part 3: Transportation Success is More than a Low Rate per Mile

Transportfolio

Mexico Shipping Series Part 3: Transportation Success is More than a Low Rate per Mile.Transportfolio by C.H. More than ever before, shippers have better access to information, and better quality information about how to find transportation savings.

Consolidation in shipping continues as DP World acquires Unifeeder

EFT

DP World’s acquisition of 100% of Unifeeder for €660 million marks out another step in the consolidation for the shipping industry, although this time instead of an alliance between shippers it is a port operator bulking up. .

U.S./Mexico Shipping Series Part 6: How to Improve Your Customs Broker Relationship

Transportfolio

As I wrap up this series, I realize just how much information we’ve already covered about shipping freight across U.S./Mexico There’s a lot of value in the quality service you can expect from a great customs broker. Mexico Shipping Series: U.S./Mexico

Research in Focus: Sourcing Trends and Concerns

Talking Logistics

Sourcing is the heart of today’s global supply chains, and decisions made on sourcing impact everything from transportation and shipping costs, to both social and regulatory compliance concerns.

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

Basically, responsible for ocean freight carriers, ocean ships that rely on truck companies. Shipping a 40-ton container back in July or June used to cost about $700 — a 40-ton container. More than half of Hanjin’s ships were chartered.

5 Strategies for Successfully Outsourcing Shipping Logistics

Transportfolio

Outsource models and solutions may look similar on the surface, but the level and quality of the activities performed will have an impact on other parts of the organization beyond transportation. Often in my work in the C.H.

The Takeaway from CSCMP Conference: The Data Problem Runs Deep

Talking Logistics

Compain co-founded ClearMetal after working in Hong Kong at one of the world’s largest container-shipping companies. Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - ClearMetal Supply Chain Technology Trends AI artificial intelligence ClearMetal CSCMP EDGE 2017 data quality Georgia Pacific Panalpina

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U.S./Mexico Shipping Series Part 1: Door to Door Service Providers

Transportfolio

Mexico Shipping Series Part 1: Door to Door Service Providers.Transportfolio. Mexico cross-border shipping. When shipping across the U.S./Mexico Few providers could provide adequate quality across all services and in multiple geographies. Mexico Shipping Options.

Blockchain Will Solve, Save, Cure Everything

Talking Logistics

The Blockchain will save healthcare and shipping billions. The IBM-Maersk joint venture, for example, aims to “digitize the global supply chain from end-to-end,” creating a “shipping information pipeline [that] will provide end-to-end supply chain visibility to enable all actors involved in managing a supply chain to securely and seamlessly exchange information about shipment events in real time.”.

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Global Shipping Fleet Braces for Chaos of $60 Billion Fuel Shock

Material Handling & Logistics

The price is how much more seaborne vessels may be forced to spend each year on higher-quality fuel to comply with new emission rules that start in 2020, read more. Bloomberg.

Taking the “Ouch” Out of Transportation Costs

Talking Logistics

Here are just a few pain points that are increasing transportation costs: Container shipping headaches. The ocean shipping industry might finally be righting itself, but shippers are still aggravated with issues. Poor data quality can lead to these costly fees with damaging ramifications. Fewer trucks leads to increased demand, making delays more commonplace, and increasing the need for high-cost, quick-turnover shipping.

The Marketplace Model: A Proven Model for Success & Why the Shipping Industry Should Adopt It

Cerasis

The Marketplace Model: A Proven Model for Success & Why the Shipping Industry Should Adopt It. This allows them to see the most reasonably priced or highest quality products easily and in the process, feel more in control when making purchasing decisions. A Win-Win-Win Situation for the Shipping Industry. Navigating the complicated world of international shipping can often prove to be complex and sometimes frustrating.

How Green Shipping Can Enhance Your Business’s Sustainability Quotient

Freightera

This rise in demand and supply of goods also calls for an added focus towards sustainable shipping practices to ensure the environment doesn’t get affected by it all. Why We Need Sustainable Shipping? Lastly, sustainable shipping practices also offer financial relief.

This Week in Logistics News (October 14-18, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Free-Shipping Offers Abound This Holiday Season, According To Shop.Org. As the holiday season heats up, some interesting findings related to free shipping and mobile commerce from Shop.org’s eHoliday survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. percent of retailers will offer their first holiday free shipping offer by the week of October 28; more than one-third (34.9%) say they already offer year-round free shipping, compared to 23.1

This Week in Logistics News (May 11-15, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Walmart To Test A Free, Three-Day Shipping Service That’s Half The Price Of Amazon Prime (TechCrunch). Shipping Line CMA CGM Signs Deal for Cuba Logistics Hub (WSJ – sub. Song of the Week: “Ship To Wreck” by Florence + The Machine.

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Tasneef issues certificates for ADNATCO container ships

Logistics Middle East

Tasneef will provide inspection and quality certificates for two container ships owned by Abu Dhabi National Tanker Company

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

Labor issues at ports, larger ships, port capacity, and multiple other issues are driving executives to worry about the status of their shipments and whether they will reach their destinations in time to meet customer requirements. All parties in the supply chain will need to have a common view to cost reduction through productivity, quality improvements, value-added activity, transportation efficiency, and working capital management. 2013 has certainly been an interesting year!

Don’t Get Caught Off-Guard: Preparing for July 2016 SOLAS Shipper Mandates

Talking Logistics

Shippers are required to communicate verified weights in a shipping document. According to the World Shipping Council’s guidelines on the law, “In order to address safety problems at sea and on shore arising from container shipments that have incorrect weight declarations, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention, Chapter VI Regulation 2 – Cargo information regarding a mandatory container gross weight verification.”.

Transportation Cost Drains

The Logistics of Logistics

Many companies are experiencing dramatic increases in transportation expense that have turned into cash and quality drains for their organization. In addition companies are being required to find ways to improve the quality delivery services in order to hold off competitors. Transportation Cost Drain #4 - Supplier Shipping Terms. Supplier shipping terms are often under scrutinized because of the potential conflict with the buyer, purchasing department or vendor.