More and more, manufacturers are expanding their supply chain to reach new markets and reduce operational costs. However, this can leave manufacturers exposed to a higher risk of product quality issues and operational inefficiencies.
The processes involved in production & distribution of a commodity.
April 1, 2017
As quality professionals, you may or may not be directly involved in managing your company’s supply chain. You might be in an organization large enough to have a quality department in the purchasing/procurement group.
As manufacturers charge ahead in 2017, there is a renewed sense of optimism and excitement as they gear up for growth, investing in equipment, new manufacturing technologies such as 3D printing, and software to support digital transformation and new collaborative, connected factory floor competencies.
Helping improve the emotional fabric of customer-supplier relations.
May 8, 2013
In March 2013, Lululemon, a billion-dollar Canadian athletic apparel company, made headlines after the media got wind of an unusual story. The Vancouver-based company recalled its popular black yoga pants after customers complained that the active wear was too sheer.
A solid working relationship with your suppliers is essential to your business success. Assessing your risks is also good for business. But is your organization fully engaged in these business practices?
Facilitating and improving a company's supply chain.
January 3, 2013
As the New Year begins, it appears the automotive industry has weathered the literal and figurative storms of 2012. The criticism concerning lack of industry innovation has momentarily quieted as 50 new models were introduced in 2012.