Top 5 Supplier Quality Challenges

Aug. 7, 2008
Not implementing performance-based scorecards is top challenge

What are the most serious supplier quality challenges facing the manufacturing industry? Sparta Systems, a provider of enterprise quality and compliance management solutions, posed that question to its customers, primarily in the agricultural, life sciences, pharmaceutical, and food and beverage industries, and compiled a list of the top five concerns.

  1. Reluctance to implement performance-based scorecards.
  2. Inefficient, decentralized reporting.
  3. Lack of senior-level involvement in supply quality management.
  4. Constant battle between supply quality management and supply chain management.
  5. Lack of risk-based analysis for supplier quality.

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