After more than two years of a pandemic, global unrest and economic fluctuation, quality management throughout supply chains has never been more complicated. As market volatility and frequent disruptions continue, companies are finding it harder to adapt to an ever-changing economy. Yet, some companies have managed to thrive under these conditions, leaving their competitors to wonder what the success stories did right.
Cody Kelly, senior account manager at QIMAone, believes the answer lies in digitization. Companies that have chosen to digitize their quality management process not only have been able to respond to crises but have come out ahead of their competitors. They’ve standardized their processes across the supply chain, improved communication, and, most importantly, taken a preemptive approach to disruption instead of a reactive one. Kelly believes that by embracing digital quality management and leveraging data and technology, companies can minimize quality issues, reduce defects and returns, and ultimately improve their bottom line. “It’s about turning these fragmented pieces into a collaborative harmony, a collaborative work,” says Kelly.
For organizations developing products for consumers, safety and quality are nonnegotiable. Not only is it critical that companies can be trusted by their customers by selling good, reliable products, but when mistakes do inevitably happen, those companies need to have strategies in place to make it right as soon as possible. Manual processes are no longer capable of doing this in today’s supply chains. Companies that want to maintain brand loyalty in today’s changing landscape will need to invest in quality management digitization. Only then will they be able to achieve consistency in an inherently inconsistent world.
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