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A Framework for Integrated Analysis of Quality Defects in Supply Chain

Summary: This study develops a methodology for sharing quality defects information among supply chain partners. Analysis of the data is structured using correspondence analysis of two-way contingency tables. Unlike conventional quality tools, this methodology can identify the underlying causes of defects using the differences and associations of supply chain partners. A case study on a multinational medical manufacturer's supply chain validates the methodology.

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  • Topics: Supplier Quality
  • Keywords: Contingency table, Defects, Medical devices, Quality communications, Root cause analysis (RCA), Supply chain, Correspondence analysis (CA), Knowledge transfer
  • Author: Aravindan, S.; Maiti, J.
  • Journal: Quality Management Journal