How can my organization use technology to ensure product delivery during unpredictable global events?

When events like the novel Coronavirus disrupt global supply chains, it is those companies that digitize product quality operations that continue to inspect and ship products on time.

Businesses worldwide currently face significant delays and loss of earnings due to not utilizing technology in product quality management. Products sit in facilities today, finished and unshipped, simply because travel restrictions prevent inspectors from reaching them — a problem stemming from a lack of trust in vendor and factory inspection results.

The Inspectorio platform lets you empower factories and other suppliers abroad with accountability for their own quality management. The result is a novel degree of both visibility and flexibility. Factories can execute timely inspections using their own quality teams. Products ship on time. The relationship between headquarters and factory is stronger and more productive. By taking advantage of digitized quality operations, your business can remain nimble in the face of serious outbreaks and similar scenarios in the future.

Here’s how:

1. Standardization

Digitizing your quality operations enables you to set your quality standards and ensure your partners are operating under them. This also creates an opportunity to set and lock inspection workflows, guaranteeing adherence to process expectations regardless of who is executing the inspection. This means you can rely on the facility to execute activities using your standards and workflows, even if your inspector cannot reach the facility.

2. Visibility

When quality activities occur offline, you have little visibility into what’s happening on the ground. This leads to a lack of trust in inspection results. Instead of a relationship of empowerment and accountability, you’re forced into a relationship of control and policing. This model isn’t sustainable even under normal circumstances, and is completely unworkable during unpredictable events such as a global health emergency that disrupts supply chains. Digitization puts you in the position to have full visibility over inspection activities by centralizing the activities and data to a single, objective source. Access to clear and immediate reporting and analytics lets you monitor and collaborate with partners quickly and efficiently, as well as empower them to execute inspections your team can’t.

3. Optimization

Decentralized, disconnected quality operations lead to scattered data, some of which is completely inaccessible to you and your team. The Inspectorio platform centralizes quality management, letting you and your partners access all of the data and information needed to identify and address problem areas efficiently, eliminating wasted effort and ensuring all parties are operating off of the same information. When you empower your partners to manage quality activities on your behalf, you can immediately identify which partners require further attention and guidance. This creates space for continuous, measurable quality improvement and accountability.

If the lack of agility and accountability in traditional, manual quality processes could cause your organization to face product delays and earnings losses during unpredictable global developments, it’s time to re-evaluate how your quality operations are managed. The level of risk associated with the traditional model is unacceptable for a business aiming to compete in an increasingly connected global landscape. 

Inspectorio’s platform empowers you and your partners to avoid significant losses during unforeseen events. And during normal operating circumstances, a centralized, digital quality management operation moves you toward a more sustainable approach of empowerment and accountability, maximizing your efficiency and adaptability. Don’t let a lack of modernization create unnecessary risk for you and your partners. Embrace digitization and the benefits it can bring to your quality operations.

The Inspectorio platform lets you empower factories and other suppliers abroad with accountability for their own quality management. The result is a novel degree of both visibility and flexibility. Factories can execute timely inspections using their own quality teams. Products ship on time. The relationship between headquarters and factory is stronger and more productive. By taking advantage of digitized quality operations, your business can remain nimble in the face of serious outbreaks and similar scenarios in the future.

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