Digital Supply Chain: Targeted Risk Management Strategies

The future of risk management is here, and it’s being unlocked through the effective use of digital supply chain tools. Digital supply chain management, when done correctly, dramatically cuts down on errors and bottlenecks thanks to the continuous sharing of data and accessibility of information via a connected network.

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5 Ways to Make Workplace Sustainability Fun

Fun at work can be elusive. Everyone has a job to do, and safety and quality are serious matters. Fun with sustainability may sound even more questionable. In fact, you probably think I’m about to launch into a list of ways you can repurpose your old yogurt containers. But I won’t bore you with tired ideas that sound like they came from someone’s third-grade art class. Instead, here 5 ways to make workplace sustainability fun, and not totally annoying.

By ETQ on April 28, 2016
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3 Tips for Communicating Effectively with Suppliers

Communication…it is the key to all relationships. Good communication can inspire partnership and trust. Bad communication can result in confusion and doubt. How you communicate both in your personal and professional life will determine how successful you are. There are a number of examples of how businesses have crumbled due to bad communication. Therefore, it is critical to consider how you are communicating with your external partners such as suppliers, co-packers and vendors, to ensure mutually beneficial, trusting and successful partnerships.

By ETQ on March 31, 2015
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Risk Assessment: Creating a Risk Matrix

In this day and age, Risk is the biggest buzzword in the compliance industry.  We've talked about it, you can't go anywhere without hearing about it, and everyone's got a Risk-Based solution. We can no longer rely purely on "gut instinct" to execute on events, whether Quality, Financial, Social or similar areas.  The world moves too fast, and one misstep can make or break you as a business.  Risk provides the objective metric to help the decision-making process.  But, you need to know how to use risk.

By ETQ on March 4, 2011
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