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Measure Cost-of-Quality to Track Conformance and Non-Conformance Costs and Support Resource Allocation to Improve Product Quality

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Thu, Sep 06, 2018 @ 12:06 PM

Total quality management requires commitment and persistence. Quality will always have a cost, but many companies are demonstrating that investments in quality always provide returns. Cost-of-quality reporting essentially views costs of quality as "good" costs and "poor" costs. The "good" costs are those incurred by the company in delivering customer satisfaction. The "poor" costs arise from:

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Topics: supply chain, vendor management, performance management/measurement, KL Tools, inventory and materials management

What is Sourcing Risk?

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Thu, Jul 26, 2018 @ 09:33 AM

Outsourcing has become a keystone of major business operations to the point that it’s almost a given that large companies will move certain expensive business processes and labor-intensive activities to a third-party. Is this always the best option?

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Topics: internal audit, supply chain, purchasing & accounts payable, vendor management, performance management/measurement, outsourcing/co-sourcing/shared services, sas 70

What is Affiliations Risk?

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Thu, Jun 14, 2018 @ 03:55 PM

An affiliation is often referred to as a person, organization or establishment associated with another as a subordinate, subsidiary or member. An affiliation can be a social or business relationship and is essentially the act of being formally connected or joined. Examples of affiliations in the business environment include sourcing partners, vendor relationships and alliances.

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Topics: risk assessment, supply chain, purchasing & accounts payable, vendor management, performance management/measurement, KL Tools, inventory and materials management, outsourcing/co-sourcing/shared services

How to Successfully Manage Supply Chain Distribution Channels

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Thu, May 10, 2018 @ 02:11 PM

What Is Channel Effectiveness Risk?

Channel effectiveness risk is the risk that poorly performing or positioned supply chains or distribution channels may threaten a firm's capacity to effectively and efficiently interact with suppliers and inhibits the ability to access current and potential customers and end users.

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Topics: risk assessment, supply chain, strategic risk, vendor management, accounting/finance, performance management/measurement, KL Tools, inventory and materials management

Inventory Management Sample Process Interview Questions

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Fri, Jul 28, 2017 @ 08:23 AM

This extensive list of questions can be asked during an interview for an inventory audit.

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Topics: supply chain, vendor management, accounting/finance, accounts payable, inventory management, materials management

Auditing Lessons Learned from Natural Disasters

Posted by Aspen Plummer on Mon, Jul 08, 2013 @ 11:21 AM
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Topics: Protiviti, Hot Issues, internal audit, risk, natural disasters, business continuity, supply chain

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