Entries by Open Supplier Performance

OPEN Shorts: The Swiss Army Knife of Ops

Listen to our Founder and Chief Quality Engineer, Marshall Williams, in this video short about the challenges of using spreadsheets to manage your quality and supplier performance teams. Video Transcript Hi everyone, I just wanted to take a minute to talk about the Swiss Army knife of industrial manufacturing. This is a great way to […]

Six Sigma: Expectations vs. Reality

Six Sigma is valuable for any business as it creates an eco-system for augmenting productivity and efficiency in a business environment of on-going positive change. It provides an opportunity to businesses to amend the traditional processes. It creates a disciplined, knowledge-based approach intended to enrich customer satisfaction and build a customer culture that embraces innovative […]

Cloud-based Business Process Management (BPM): What is it, and what are the advantages?

Cloud-based Business Process Management (BPM): What is it, and what are the advantages? Technological advances in recent years have proven to be as transformational to businesses, as has cloud computing. Under the umbrella of the Supplier Performance Software, greater specialization and collaboration have been achieved within and between organizations through cloud computing. It has also […]

Lessons from the Boeing Dreamliner: How to bring visibility into all aspects of supplier quality management

Multiple suppliers coupled with a piece-mealed and disjointed supplier quality management system can be a recipe for disaster. Lack of efficiency and transparency into your supply chain can lead to lost productivity and directly affect your brand’s reputation. One misstep or snag from a supplier (that you didn’t see coming) and the entire brand — […]