Supply Chain Quality Management

Value chain strategies to boost the impact of your digital supply chain

Executing a future-focused supply chain quality strategy

Many supply chain quality leaders are stuck reacting to the changes around them, and few have successfully adapted a more proactive quality approach. Supply chain leaders focused on quality find their processes are ill-equipped to support delivery in today’s business environment.

Employees make 85% more mistakes, on average, in companies with weak cultures of quality than in those with strong cultures of quality.
Nearly two-thirds of quality leaders believe the quality function will change by at least 50% or more. This will come with an expanded scope of work. Despite that expanded scope, they anticipate the size of the function will not change and they will not get additional resources. They need to optimize what they already have and also prepare themselves to take on new responsibilities.

Ankur Mehta

Director, Advisory, Gartner

Insights you can use

To keep pace with customer demands for speed, cost and customization, supply chain quality leaders need to develop a robust quality system and strong quality culture across the organization. Gartner’s research and insights help you improve the design and execution of quality strategy and management to deliver business value.

Ensure success in supply chain quality management system software selection

Supply chain leaders responsible for quality management are shifting from disparate systems and custom-made approaches to software solutions that standardize processes, optimize data and ensure compliance. Gartner provides guidance for structuring a process for QMS software selection.

Create a service mindset within your supply chain

CEOs focus on driving growth and improving the customer experience. Supply chain leaders can support these goals by making customer service a business priority across the supply chain. Use this research to create a customer service mindset to improve service and enhance the customer experience.

Measuring the effectiveness of your innovation efforts

Measuring innovation is a thorny, perennial issue — but necessary. By measuring innovation on three levels — culture, process and outcomes — supply chain leaders gain insights into the impact of their efforts, and whether resources are wisely applied.

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Supply chain leaders must use a more flexible quality management approach across the entire product life cycle. Gartner has uncovered various insights you can leverage to establish yourself as an effective leader and guide you toward supply chain success.

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