Tag Archive: supplier

Mar
18

Supplier Selection & Management: What You Need To Know

Our latest quarterly newsletter Feature Article discussed strategic supplier selection. Due to the response we’ve had, we wanted to follow-up on our blog. We were surprised to discover many of our newsletter subscribers didn’t know a variety of options existed for gaining additional assurances when going through the supplier selection process. Determining which option you …

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Jan
12

A New Year for Quality

As 2016 gets started, there’s reason to believe it will be a good year for quality. We reached out and asked our clients and partners what their quality goals are for the year. We received some positive and reassuring feedback. Common quality objectives and a few helpful resources include: Establish (or improve) a supplier evaluation …

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Sep
16

ISO 14001:2015 – Who Needs Environmental Management?

The quality industry is buzzing this week as the International Organization for Standardization released the latest revision of the ISO 14001 environmental management standard. “ISO 14001:2015 is an internationally agreed standard that sets out the requirements for an environmental management system. It helps organizations improve their environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and …

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May
28

When do you switch suppliers?

I’ve never heard the process of switching suppliers described as easy. ┬áPeople may say that it “went smoothly” or “could have gone worse,” but the reality is that it’s not easy. ┬áBecause of this, many organizations delay the process and experience increased costs and consumer dissatisfaction as a result. Questions to consider: Do you know …

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Mar
27

Ask us: The 5W1H of Product Quality Control

One of the most commonly used quality tools is 5W1H, “a method of asking questions about a process or a problem taken up for improvement.” This socratic questioning method is said to be rooted in Rudyard Kipling’s poem: I keep six faithful serving men (They taught me all I knew); Their names are What and …

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