At the request of a member, the Quality Council surveyed the membership about supplier quality. Respondents reported that their supplier base was equally divided between domestic and international companies.
Leadership, Functional Management, People Management, Human Resources, Recruiting & Hiring, Operations, Quality
During the Ponte Vedra meeting in May, a member company presented her approach to creating a competency model for the quality function. It starts from an assessment of current needs. Based on it, the company draws up a matrix of available and needed talent that lead to interviews.
Operations, Continuous Improvement, Operational Excellence, Manufacturing, Production, Quality, Process Quality, Quality Management System
At the Ponte Vedra conference, a member company showcased its approach to maintaining qualify in legacy product lines. When planning quality for new product development, there are ex-ante approval processes for parts, testing equipment, etc.