Are you already in the lead when it comes to your supplier chain?

Perhaps you recognize this. Your supplier was supposed to deliver parts by noon, but the order is still not in. The parts did arrive, but what was agreed upon was not delivered. Or the parts do not have the desired quality, making them unusable. Such problems have direct (financial) consequences. Delay of work, rework or even a production stop at you or your customer. You want to avoid this at all costs.

Want to know more?

And would you like to understand your current situation with regard to Supply Chain Quality? We are happy to visit you to do an assessment. After this practical assessment, you will have an understanding of what needs to be done to begin to master Supply Chain Quality. Call us for an appointment at 053 – 20 30 240 or fill out the form below!

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    Prevent, not cure

    We at Symbol often see organizations identifying problems too late. This can be different, of course, because often these are problems that can be foreseen in advance. For example, because there have been repeated problems with a supplier, or because the quality has been poor for some time. What we see even more often is that the causes are not fought, but the consequences with the negative effect of being lived and running from one fire to another. But when you want to survive, you must prevent – not cure.

    Controlling the supply chain – right now

    This is especially true in the current times, when the industry is growing again and with it the capacity in your organization is (perhaps) under pressure. Especially now, it is important to manage your supply chain well. After all, you depend on the quality of your suppliers. If that quality is high, then you can produce effectively and efficiently.

    Attention to Supply Chain Quality

    But what do you do when that quality is not to your liking? The chances of you really paying attention to this are slim. In fact, many organizations do not pay enough attention to this. Their biggest challenge is that they have many suppliers who all need to deliver quality. In the ideal situation, they engage with all of these suppliers to 1) ensure quality and 2) challenge them to do the same with their suppliers. However, not every organization has the right skills and knowledge for this, let alone the capacity. We often see Supply Chain Quality “thrown in for a moment. There is no strategy on developing suppliers, no planned Quality vision. The result is that it is implemented half-baked and does not produce the returns it should.

    Leaders in Supply Chain Quality

    What you need to achieve this is people who get it and can take the lead. Who put the subject of Supply Chain Quality at the top of their to-do list, who can motivate others with their knowledge and are able to organize it. If those leaders are not yet in place in your organization, we would be happy to help. In fact, experienced Symbol consultants train these leaders and guide organizations hands-on with implementation in practice. That starts with creating awareness, as well as changing the mindset and focusing on the right things. After all, not reacting to problems after the fact, but identifying in advance what could go wrong and anticipating it requires a different – more mature – way of working.

    Benefits for your organization

    Once this way of working is commonplace in your organization, the benefits are great. The most obvious benefit, of course, is that Supply Chain Quality improves, reducing your experience of problems and creating peace of mind. But the most important benefit is that collaboration with your suppliers improves and you can identify opportunities together for the future. And that certainly benefits your business.

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