It’s been said that supply chain risk today is riskier than ever before. Why? Well, there are several reasons.
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Topics: Quality Management Systems, Supply Chain Management, Quality Management Software, Food and Beverage Control, Quality, Compliance Software, Supply Management Software, Supply Chain Risk, ISO Quality Management System, Mike Richman, Quality Digest, Supply Chain
The supply chain manager depends on a presumption of quality from his suppliers. But what can he do to evaluate his suppliers even before he has a track record from working with them? The automotive industry has developed a tool that helps suppliers provide their customers with an assurance of their ability to meet supply chain performance commitments. The tool, with the odd handle of "MMOG/LE", is a standardized self-assessment survey made up of 206 questions that a supplier would complete and provide to a customer. (Right now, Chrysler, Ford, and GM require MMOG/LE from their suppliers.)
Topics: Quality Management Systems, Supply Chain Management, Electronic Document Management, Customer Management Software, Document Management Systems, Supply Management Software, Continuous Improvement, AIAG, Supply Chain
LNS Research principal analyst Matthew Littlefield attended our 2012 User Forum last week along with many of IBS's partners, customers and prospective customers. Mr. Littlefield recently blogged about how far-reaching quality has become in the organization - a concept that becomes manifest in Enterprise Quality Management Software (EQMS). By this he means that because quality management touches virtually every business function across the enterprise so too must the software that is used to support it. In his post he elaborates how EQMS is delivering the functionalities needed to centralize, standardize, and streamline quality management across the extended value chain. In particular, he notes how the EQMS from IBS extends beyond quality process management, with a wide range of functions including production quality functions like SPC, unlike many QMS vendors.
Topics: Quality Management Systems, Supply Chain Management, Quality Management Software, Enterprise Quality Management, Siemens’ SIMATIC IT, IBS User Forum 2012, EQMS, Traceability Management, Traceability, LNS Research, Matthew Littlefield, Supply Chain
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