Quality initiatives, such as Six Sigma and Lean, are producing big pay-offs for the supply chain according to a report titled, " The Supply Chain & the Impact of Quality Initiatives" prepared by Best Practices, LLC, Chapel Hill, NC-based research company. The report found an average savings of $5 million.
To receive the optimal benefit from quality programs, successful companies focus efforts for the supply chain on demand/supply management & planning; production planning & scheduling; capacity planning & optimization actual production; and inventory & warehouse management.
Successful companies noted that keeping track of practices of peer company leaders and other industry leaders are critical to identifying the supply chain critical improvement opportunities.
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