Supply Chain Management

How Shingo Prize Winners Manage Their Supply Chains

KC Case Study Icon 2Many opinions exist on how to achieve efficiency and effectiveness in supply chain management. The following three case studies from APQC examine the lean supply chain practices of Shingo Prize winners.

Managing External Supplier Quality Webcast: The Challenge of Our Times

In this webcast, Joe Humm of Sparta Systems outlines the most common challenges of supplier management, and provides you with a process for assessing and improving your own supply chain.

The Positive Impact of Supplier Quality Management Webcast

In this new ASQ webcast, quality expert Brandon Henning discusses the need for supplier quality management and insights into how to best manage supplier quality in the face of current and upcoming regulations and requirements.

Proactive Supplier Management in the Medical Device Industry

H1509-MThis book shows how to effectively select, evaluate, and implement applicable controls based on the evaluation and ongoing proactive management of suppliers, consultants, and contractors in a state of compliance. These processes can be applied to all suppliers, consultants, and contractors.

Blueprint for Success: Procurement 

APQC Blueprint Procurement CoverThis 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.

Supplier Category Management 

Supplier Category Benchmarking coverThis 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

Manufacturing KPI DiagnosticCompare 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.

Improving Supplier Quality Management

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.  

Customer-Supplier Division

Visit the Customer-Supplier Division to find contacts and resources on topics like supplier selection and business continuity. See resources in the online library and read back issues of the Division newsletter The Partnership News.



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