Examples of How Supplier Quality Management System Implementations Pay Off


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


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. .

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


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.

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


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.

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


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


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.

Shipping Containers! More than just a Box! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

The incredible proliferation of shipping containers is so vast that it is easy for current generations to take the existence of these steel boxes for granted. And it is with that mentality that the common, standardized shipping container was invented. The post Shipping Containers!

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


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


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


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.

E-Commerce Delivery: Stop Shipping Air and Empty Boxes!

Supply Chain Game Changer

If the company is that inattentive to packing a box how do I know that the actual product I ordered doesn’t also have some of that poor attention to quality built-in? So if shipping costs are higher than they need to be, you are also paying for it, even if that cost is hidden from you.

The Data Needed to Transform Supply Chains

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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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Packaging Supplies Checklist: 8 Shipping Savings Tips


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


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.

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.

This Week in Logistics News (November 5-9, 2018)

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Okay, turning the corner, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon offers free shipping on all orders for the holidays (CNN). Shipping Rates to Increase for FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight Services.

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


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

Consolidation in shipping continues as DP World acquires Unifeeder


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. .

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.

Research in Focus: Sourcing Trends and Concerns

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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.

Last Mile Programs Deliver for Seasonal Surges

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Temperature-sensitive goods demand proactive planning, quick turnaround, and expertise in temperature controlled shipping so that they maintain the correct temperature all the way to their final destinations.

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping


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


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

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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


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

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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.

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


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.

Taking the “Ouch” Out of Transportation Costs

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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.

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

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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

How Green Shipping Can Enhance Your Business’s Sustainability Quotient


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 (May 11-15, 2015)

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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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