Feb 24th, 2021, 6:00 pm to 7:30pm PST
ASQ VANCOUVER MONTHLY QUALITY AND EXCELLENCE PROGRAM
Review of modern supply chain process and how to integrate it with quality.
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Roberta will survey all best practice and processes for end-to-end supply chain success. Considering the new reality of Covid, supply chains are becoming very important. Quality professionals in a materials-based organization will take away knowledge to better support improvement projects. Lean, Six sigma and TOC will be touched on as a review in this context. Please bring to the event your challenges and time to "stump the speaker".
In today's economy, it is no longer business versus business, but rather supply chain versus supply chain. To compete, professionals must learn to seamlessly integrate, grow, and develop business functions.
According to the American Society for Quality, the definition of quality is "A subjective term for which each person or sector has its own definition. In technical usage, quality can have two meanings.
- the characteristics of a product or service that bear on its ability to satisfy stated or implied needs.
- a product or service free of deficiencies.
According to Joseph Juran, quality means “fitness for use”.
Supply chain management is an approach to integrating suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers, such that products are produced and distributed at the right quantities, to the right location, at the right time, with the mutual goals of minimizing system wide costs and satisfying customer service requirements.
Therefore, quality control in the supply chain is critical for maintaining a competitive edge in the marketplace and reducing operating costs. Without quality control, waste becomes prevalent beyond a tolerable amount. Quality control is an ongoing process that touches everything from purchasing to manufacturing to distribution.
The Biggest Supply Chain Challenges and How to Overcome Them:
- Customer service remains the center of supply chain management. It is all about providing the right quantity of the right product, to the right place and at the right time. Seems simple, right?
- The rising cost of transportation is a problem for some companies. Supply chain globalization means that reduced transportation costs will be a major objective for many companies.
- Changes in the market, like new product launches, global sourcing, political agendas, credit availability, and consumer demand, can give rise to major issues, and these changes can come from almost any direction.
- Supplier/Partner Relationship Management
The quality in a supply chain can be improved by enhancing the customer value of the end product or by reducing the total cost of the product. This thesis focuses on values and costs associated with logistical activities in the supply chain.
One of the tools can be used is Lean production. Lean is a concept that dates back to the 1940s, created by Toyota and inspired by Henry Ford’s just-in-time production. The idea is that companies create only what’s needed at the moment, determined by current and projected customer demand. Before lean production, manufacturers would create and house large surpluses of goods.
Earn Recertification units for your ASQ Certification by attending this event
About the Speaker
Roberta McPhail is certified CPIM, CIRM, CSCP, DDPP, DDLP and CLTD. She currently is teaching APICS certification classes as a Master Instructor for the APICS Vancouver chapter via British Columbia Institute of Technology and Camosun College as well as corporate engagements thru out Western Canada. She is the 1st instructor in Canada to become both DDPP and DDLP instructor endorsed from the Demand Driven Institute and is also a Fresh Connections Simulation trainer.
Roberta brings to the table expert knowledge in the areas of: Project Scheduling, Master scheduling, repetitive/lean scheduling, forecasting, demand mgt, international pr