This report presents a framework for procurement activities and how they relate to the enterprise; key measures for cost effectiveness, cycle time, process efficiency, and staff productivity; benchmarks for performance; and in-depth case studies from leading organizations.
This report discusses 14 best practices of organizations that demonstrate meaningful alignment between the sourcing and procurement function and the overall business structure. Case studies on ATMI, FMC Technologies Inc., and Merck are included.
Supply Chain Planning Benchmarks
Compare your organization against top, bottom, and median performers for key metrics related to supply chain planning, including planning and management costs, number of full-time employees, and cycle time.
Also available: benchmarking data on supply chain planning metrics for these industries:
- Consumer products/packaged goods
- Industrial products
- Retail and wholesale
Benchmarking and metrics documents are provided to ASQ members as a benefit. Learn more.
R. Dan Reid discusses how supply chain management, risk management, and failure mode and effects analysis can help soften the blow of catastrophic events.
A body of knowledge dedicated to quality in outsourcing is essential in the global marketplace. Govind Ramu walks through six knowledge areas that can lead to a repeatable, scalable, and sustainable outsourcing process.
Paul Zipkin explains how the subprime mortgage crisis can be seen as a failure of quality across financial supply chains.
This webcast demonstrates how one company implemented a supply chain management system that captured actionable information, reduced costs, and improved overall process and product quality.
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