It's a set of devices that help us verify that our products comply with the specifications that we guarantee. It can be done by using sensors and a control system, but usually, for more complex systems, we do it with artificial vision systems.
In a world of different suppliers, it's important to have a positive relationship with them. After all, suppliers are a crucial part of any supply chain and if they are strong, you are strong with them and, together, you can accomplish goals.
Here are some tips that are currently being implemented in Casa Sauza, which have helped maintain a high delivery rate to our clients.
How do we implement improvements in Sauza?
The purpose of this blog is to know which things we should keep in mind when our production equipment presents a chronic failure that causes micro stoppages.
After a long time and as a consequence of the implementation of a Management System, we had the need to document in a comprehensive, clear and concrete way: our Vision, Mission, Values and Strategies of Tequila Sauza, aligned with those of the corporate; This resulted in Our Comprehensive Policy. We call it comprehensive because it groups the elements of Quality Management, Food Safety, Environment and Safety & Health at the workplace. This policy is reviewed, updated and communicated frequently, to give us direction, support us and target our efforts towards a single destination.
In my previous blog, I talked about this important topic. One of my readers asked some very interesting questions, so I decided to give them an answer here, as a blog, so everyone else could see them as well. Here there are:
During the 20 years I've been working at Tequila Sauza, we've always been concerned about guaranteeing our consumers with high quality products by controlling our processes so as not to generate non-compliant products.
At Tequila Sauza, we make sure that any product which doesn't meet our requirements and specifications gets identified and controlled in order to prevent its use or its unintentional delivery to the following stages of the production chain.
Each year Sauza holds a special supplier event. The purpose of this event is to recognize those suppliers that go above and beyond what is expected from them. Becoming an Alpha supplier is not an easy task to achieve and it is not solely done for the unique prize that is given every two years, but also for being recognized with the prestigious Alpha Supplier title in the eyes of Casa Sauza.
The Master Production Schedule, MPS, is an indicator of what, when, and how many items to produce. Additionally, the information that it generates can be used as an indicator that shows how much we can commit to produce for the client. The term MPS first came about in the 1960’s, although the meaning has changed throughout time.
Finally, after a round of negotiations with the representatives of the 3 countries, the signing of the USMCA Agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada was achieved. This agreement is the result of the modernization of the NAFTA agreement, adapting it to the needs of the 21st century. To this end, tools are incorporated to:
In my previous blog, I wrote about some of the agave production processes that we carry out in order to grow and harvest the best agave possible. These processes helped us get the international quality certification known as ISO 9001 and are the following:
- Land Selection
- Preparation of the land
- Planting of the agave
In this blog post, I will summarize the processes that follow these first three, so that we can better understand them and acknowledge thus, the importance that it has to do it all right, from the very beginning. This is what helps us have excellent crops.