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  • #240378

    Mahapatra
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    Hi,

    Can anybody help me setting up the primary quality function deployment for a new and big project.

    I am looking for a typical supply chain management process where right from sales to billing and logistics processes are available.

    For QA part if anybody does have some QDF documents are there which i can follow, that would be really great.

     

    Thanks for your response.

    Krish

     

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    #240380

    Mike Carnell
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    @Krushna I am not sure what you are looking for. Are you setting up a deployment inside an existing company, are you setting up a quality department from scratch, are you setting up a stand alone quality program for a project, etc.?

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    #240543

    Rajeev
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    Hi,

    Make sure you are in compliance with regulations . YouΒ  could check software solutions that can handle the large amounts of information.Also try offering customized services.

    You can look into https://www.fingent.com/blog/top-challenges-faced-by-logistics-management-today for more suggestions.

    Good luck.

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    #248170

    awalder191
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    The main advice when creating a new supply chain project is to consider the impact of big data in logistics. If you underestimate this influence, you can miss many advantages and lose a lot in the effectiveness and profitability of the project.

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    #248186

    Strayer
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    Assuming that you are only looking at the QA aspect, be careful not to conflate QA with QC.Β  It’s a common mistake.Β  QC concerns testing, inspection, detecting defects, and stopping defectives from moving to the next step in the process.Β  QA, on the other hand, concerns assuring management and everyone else involved that procedures and standards are followed and analyzes how well they’re working.Β  In the end-to-end supply chain QC looks at the quality of the inputs and outputs while QA looks at the quality of the process, including QC.

    By “QDF” I assume you mean “QFD” (Quality Function Deployment).Β  You can find many examples but the bottom line is you have to do it yourself for your process.Β  Β It’s a rigorous exercise that requires training and lots of reliable data.Β  In my experience they often end up using assumptions and are more often misleading rather than useful, after a great deal of work.Β  But if you want or are required to go there, here’s a starting point: https://asq.org/quality-resources/qfd-quality-function-deployment

    I would not do a QFD without a software tool since doing it on paper is really, really tedious and time-consuming.Β  And doing it yourself in Excel or other general-purpose software can be even harder, and very error-prone.Β  You can find free QFD software and templates on the internet.

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    #248192

    Shamshul othman
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    It will be easier and effective to identify projects if you use Balance Scorecard rather than Qfd as qfd emphasize a lot on customer feedback rather than profitability focus. Customer feedback is important but profitability focus will show comprehensive result thus will motivate you to strive for full deployment. Balance Scorecard will help maximize your result with minimum effort.

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    #248252

    Chris Seider
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    #248397

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    @cseider I have heard the one bite at a time as well. If you remember Brad from South Africa he used to say “invite the whole village.”

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    #248398

    Mike Carnell
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    @straydog Definately agree on the amount of work in a QFD from scratch. Not only a lot of assumptions but also the team just gets weary because it is like a very long beating that just won’t stop. I am not a big fan.

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    #249426

    Anonymous
    Inactive

    When I faced this problem, I had to contact many IT consulting services. Fortunately, I found a company that developed a similar solution specifically for my business model.

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