Quality Assurance During Supply Chain Disruption

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In this second article in our series, we want to ignite your thinking on actions you can take that will address the crisis conditions affecting your Quality processes. Our focus will be on policies and actions that can help you meet the most pressing demand of disruption – too much to do. How Quality Protects the Supply Chain The increase in tasking for your Quality team will come from many different sources. In the simplest case, it will occur because more material is needed to support increases in volume. In …

How Quality Can Adapt to Supply Chain Disruption

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Supply chains all around us have been traumatically disrupted, placing extraordinary pressures on production resources globally. Quality departments, as contributors to those resources, are not often the first area of concern when supply chain disruption occurs. Don’t mistake that lack of attention, however, as a belief that the Quality System is unimportant. In crises like these, companies WILL be relying upon the strength of their Quality departments to successfully meet production challenges and avoid mistakes. How Does Quality Affect Operations and the Supply Chain? We know that not everyone working …