Supply Chain Quality Management Strategy

Enable effective quality management to mitigate risk, reduce waste and deliver high-quality customer experience

How to Create a Culture of Supply Chain Quality Management

Does your organization have a strong quality culture?

According to Gartner research for quality leadership, only 40% of companies have a strong culture of quality.

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  • 4 highest-impact drivers on creating quality culture
  • Anatomy of a quality culture
  • Role of the quality management system in quality culture

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    Supply Chain Quality Management Must Be Predictive, Connected, Flexible and Embedded

    The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting supply chain gridlock have led to unprecedented changes in both consumer behavior and the ways companies get work done, calling into question existing supply chain quality practices and assurance processes.

    Organizations’ ability to survive, adapt and grow in this environment hinges on their ability to respond quickly without sacrificing quality. However, nearly 50% of employees admit to skipping all or part of quality processes as a way to expedite their work

    Quality management must become more predictive, connected, flexible and embedded.

    Our research will help companies transform their quality management approach to efficiently and effectively meet customer expectations today and tomorrow.

    Employees make 85% more mistakes, on average, in companies with weak cultures of quality than in those with strong cultures of quality.

    Supply chain quality management insights you can use

    Gartner’s research and insights help you improve the design and execution of quality management strategy to deliver business value.

    Cost of Quality Do's and Don'ts

    40% of quality leaders struggle to reduce overall cost of quality. Follow three simple steps to reduce cost of quality in your organization.

    8 Quality Management Trends You Need to Prepare for 2025

    Discover 8 quality management trends to learn how they will affect the value, scope, governance, and application of your quality management by 2025.

    Ensure Success in Quality Management Software (QMS) Selection

    Ensure you select the best quality management software (QMS) for your organization. Follow 4 steps to ensure the right requirements, functionality, vendor support and integration.

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    Gartner Supply Chain Quality Management
    Case Studies

    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 of Advisory, Gartner
    Case Study

    Building a Cost of Quality Model

    Following a heavy cost-reduction mandate, a large enterprise packaging company wanted to reduce costs in its quality function but was unsure of where to start. Learn how Gartner helped the client identify global and site-specific cost drivers to focus on in order to achieve the greatest cost improvements.

    Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 for 2022

    See the 18th annual ranking to learn the standard for supply chain excellence.

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    Join the world's most important gathering of CSCOs, supply chain executives along with Gartner experts to transform and innovate your supply chain strategy.

    Supply Chain Quality Management: FAQs

    Continuous quality improvement (CQI) is a methodology for continuous improvement of the quality of an enterprise’s products, services or internal processes.

    Total quality management (TQM) is a management approach that focuses on continuous improvement. Organization engage all members to focus on improving processes and products to increase customer or user satisfaction. There are many strategies, tools, and techniques that organizations may leverage in this approach.

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