The Changing Importance of Technology in Supplier Quality Management

Posted by Dan Jacob on Tue, Apr 26, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Supplier Quality Management (SQM) is a top of mind concern for Quality leaders. In recent years it has grown in importance, and today quality leaders have disruptive new technologies at their disposal to achieve market leadership.

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Tags: EQMS, Quality Management, Supplier Quality Management

How To Tackle Supplier Quality Management in the GEC Meeting

Posted by Dan Jacob on Tue, Mar 08, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

It’s no secret that suppliers have become increasingly vital to quality and organizational success. Increases in outsourcing, globalization, and product complexity are three long-term drivers that have increased the role of suppliers as well as the assumption of increased supplier-generated risk.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Quality Management, Supplier Quality Management

Quality, to Infinity and Beyond at Infusion 2014

Posted by Paul Leavoy on Wed, May 07, 2014 @ 10:30 AM

Recently LNS Senior Associate Mehul Shah and I had the pleasure of attending and speaking at Infusion 2014 in sunny Marina Del Rey near Los Angeles, CA. The event, a semiannual manufacturing intelligence conference held by InfinityQS, shows users of the software how to give their metrics meaning, identify areas for improvement, and turn manufacturing information into actionable data.

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Tags: Supply Chain Management, Quality Management, Supplier Quality Management, Statistical Process Control, SPC Software

Conflicted on Conflict Minerals? Here’s What You Need to Know

Posted by Paul Leavoy on Fri, May 02, 2014 @ 09:02 AM

There’s been increasing talk about incoming conflict mineral reporting requirements among manufacturers across the U.S.–not to mention suppliers around the globe–and the impacts these rules are going to create. And that’s understandable. After all, the new requirements are going to have a seismic effect on how manufacturers do business and achieve visibility and traceability across their entire supply chains.

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Tags: Supply Chain Management, Supplier Quality Management, Product Traceability, Compliance Management

A Lesson in Risk-Based Supplier Quality Management [Executive Q&A]

Posted by Mike Roberts on Fri, Jan 31, 2014 @ 06:00 AM

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Tags: Quality Management, Case Study, Supplier Quality Management

Why Supplier Relationships and Defining Quality Matter [Executive Q&A]

Posted by Mike Roberts on Tue, Jan 14, 2014 @ 06:00 AM

While managing supplier quality may be equally as important as it was a decade or two ago, it’s becoming an increasingly challenging task as today’s economy continues to globalize. More often than not, behind every company producing a complex product there’s a complex supply chain. This growing number of factors to manage can be overwhelming and even detrimental to quality. Fortunately, many market leaders have figured it out.

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Tags: Quality Management, Case Study, Supplier Quality Management

5 Supplier Quality Management Strategies You Need to Know

Posted by Mike Roberts on Mon, Dec 09, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

Building a strong supplier quality management strategy isn't only advisable, it's requisite in today's global economy. And market leaders are turning it into a competitive advantage.

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management Software, Supplier Quality Management

Mitigating Supply-Chain Risk, OEE in Packaging, The Future of Global Manufacturing, and more...

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, Jun 23, 2013 @ 10:00 AM

What do a panel of industry experts forecast for the changing global manufacturing industry? How effectively can quality management software oversee the actions within your supplier network? Or, is measuring overall equipment effectiveness really as easy as they say? Gain valuable insight into these pressing questions below.

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management Software, Supply Chain Management, Weekly Roundup, Quality Management, Supplier Quality Management, Quality Risk Management

Does Supplier Quality Improve the New Product Introduction Process? [DATA]

Posted by Mike Roberts on Tue, Jun 04, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

Because research has shown that the earlier a defect or nonconformance is caught the less expensive it will be in the long-run, it’s critical that end-to-end quality capabilities extend from suppliers all the way through service and everything in between. This is especially true in discrete manufacturing industries such as electronics or high-tech, where the ability to balance quality and product complexity is often the source of a competitive advantage.

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Tags: EQMS, Quality Metrics, Supplier Quality Management

Companies With EQMS Outperform Others in OEE Performance [DATA]

Posted by Mehul Shah on Mon, May 20, 2013 @ 09:20 AM

Most people think quality's all about compliance, but it delivers operational benefits as well. From our research, it’s apparent that companies that have taken an integrated, holistic approach to quality with technology such as enterprise quality management software (EQMS) considerably outperform others in key quality performance indicators.

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Tags: EQMS, Manufacturing Metrics, Quality Management, Supplier Quality Management