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Supply chain insight

I liked "One Good Idea: Best of Both

In response to "Chain Challenges"

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Putting Best Practices to Work

Worlds" (Septem-

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ber 2016, p. 71).

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BENCHMARKING

Measuring
UP
Construction
company's
benchmarks
to build on
p. 16

Plus:
Quality tools
ratchet up
purchasing
performance p. 30

Aiming at
long-term
stability with
ISO 9001 p. 53

(August 2016, pp. 14-20):
There are many supply chain chal-

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Focused, analyzed

lenges, but staying abreast of them

success in training

often is neglected until an issue rears its

(FAST) is a fresh

ugly head and everyone is scrambling.

concept that can

Looking ahead and applying the "what

be used as part

if" approach may help reduce these

of any training

challenges. Most challenges can be fore-

program.

seen, but they require customers to do
Raj Sanne

their due diligence to address them. This

Little Rock, AR

article gave some great insights to apply.
Dennis Bullock

Internal leverage

Albany, OR

I found "Career Corner: Supplying Your Own
Success" (August 2016, p. 51) relevant to

Capitalizing on CAPA

any person looking to advance his or her

"Expert Answers: CAPA Effectiveness"

career. I also think you can leverage supply

(August 2016, pp. 8-9) by Andy Barnett

chain management methods internally to

was a well-thought-out response, and

understand different branches of an orga-

it will be quite helpful in an upcoming

nization and potentially find an opportunity

pharmaceutical corrective and preventive

in your area. I would highly recommend this

action discussion I'm having. Thank you

article to professionals who are looking to

for putting so much effort into a great

successfully make their next move or plan-

answer.

ning future moves.

Grace Duffy
Eustis, FL

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Critical career advice

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Risky assumptions

As a young quality engineer looking for

"Sample Simplification" (August 2016, pp.

a mentorship, "Career Corner: Mean-

23-27) provided a useful approach to sam-

ingful Mentorship" (February 2016, pp.

pling and a clear explanation. The article,

58-59) was critical in understanding

however, does seem to assume a producer

what I must be prepared for. I found

and consumer's risks are the same. The

myself thinking about the goals I want

ISO 2859-1 standard, for example, assumes

to achieve and who can help me do this.

an alpha risk of 5% and a beta risk of 10%,

I would love to read a related article

so it's more favorable to a producer or

about how to effectively approach

supplier.

someone to be a mentor.
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