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Jul 16, 2018

Pharmaceutical offshoring makes recalls more costly with more quality headaches

I spent some time working on a study of how offshoring impacts quality issues, specifically product recalls, with a number of researchers at the University of Palermo, led by Manfredi… 

Jan 18, 2011

Background: What Should the Professional Supply Chain Manager Know about Six Sigma?

Background Six Sigma traces its origins to the quest to achieve higher quality at Motorola. This quest began in 1979 when executive Art Sundry proclaimed, “The real problem at Motorola… 

Jan 18, 2011

References: What Should the Professional Supply Chain Manager Know about Six Sigma?

References 1 Harry, M., & Schroeder, R. 2000. Six Sigma. New York. Currency. 2 Statistical Six Sigma Definition. http://www.isixsigma.com/library/content/c010101a.asp. Accessed on April 3, 2003. 3 Hahn, G. J., Hill, W.… 

Jan 18, 2011

Future Developments: What Should the Professional Supply Chain Manager Know about Six Sigma?

Future Developments If corporations continue to increase their use of manufacturing and services outsourcing, then the demand for supplier evaluation should increase. It should also follow that there will be… 

Jan 18, 2011

Case Studies: What Should the Professional Supply Chain Manager Know about Six Sigma?

Boeing Commercial Airplanes Group Top Suppliers Boeing Commercial Airplanes Group Boeing Commercial Airplanes Group, BCAG, is a firm that demonstrates excellence in the area of supplier evaluation (22). It has… 

Jan 18, 2011

Expected Costs and Benefits: What Should the Professional Supply Chain Manager Know about Six Sigma?

Expected Costs and Benefits Benefits Costs h2. Benefits By becoming more competent in supplier evaluation, firms can expect a number of financial and non-financial benefits. Each particular quality sought in… 

Jan 18, 2011

Implementation Issues: What Should the Professional Supply Chain Manager Know about Six Sigma?

Implementation Issues Infrastructure Training Project Selection and Execution In order for firms to increase their ability to effectively utilize Six Sigma, they must focus their resources on three major areas:… 

Jan 18, 2011

Associated Technologies: What Should the Professional Supply Chain Manager Know about Six Sigma?

Associated Technologies Statistical Process Control (SPC) Software Critical to quality (CTQ) trees Process maps Histograms Pareto charts Process summary worksheets Cause-effect diagrams Scatter diagrams Affinity diagrams Run charts Control charts… 

Jan 18, 2011

Performance Measurements and Metrics: What Should the Professional Supply Chain Manager Know about Six Sigma?

Performance Measurements and Metrics Brainstorming Balanced Scorecard Four Perspectives Approach When six sigma is used as a metric, it means that defects per million opportunities (DPMO) must be below 3.4.… 

Jan 18, 2011

Definitions: What Should the Professional Supply Chain Manager Know about Six Sigma?

Definitions Critical-to-Quality (CTQs) Methodologies p. Six Sigma is a business process that allows companies to achieve drastic financial improvements by “designing and monitoring everyday business activities in ways that minimize…