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Aerospace Supplier Audits:  Striving for Zero Defects

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The late Philip Crosby argued that the performance standard that defines total quality is zero defects, which he defined as conformance to requirements.  Taguchi further argues that any deviation from a target value carries with it some level of opportunity loss due to scrap, rework, and dissatisfied customers.  We can operationalize the pursuit of zero defects, however defined, in several important ways.  Each recognizes the importance of eliminating product and process variability.

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Topics: Improve supply chain visibility, aerospace, Supplier Certification

5 Steps to Improve Supply Chain Visibility

The aerospace industry is highly regulated and faces many unique challenges. Program managers must constantly analyze data as part of their quest to optimize performance and minimize exposure to risk. To help them succeed, aerospace firms are increasingly leveraging technology to filter out the noise from the information that matters. Here are 5 steps to improve supply chain visibility.

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Topics: Counterfeit parts, conflict materials handling, Audits and closed loop process, Improve supply chain visibility, Mitigate risks, aerospace