Expediting is the oversight of supply chain processes in support of procurement. This can include analysis of production, quality control, logistics and receiving. Expediting may be done as part of a project such as a construction job or operational processes such as inventory management. The following are illustrative examples of expediting.
Confirming that supplier facilities and processes comply to standards and requirements in areas such as quality and sustainability. Managing procurement risk by identifying risks and treating them with techniques such as insurance or mitigation steps.
SchedulingManagement or oversight of the dates on purchase orders and other supply chain artifacts and plans.
Production ControlConfirming that production is underway and likely to be completed on time. This may involve field visits to identify potential problems.Oversight of quality control processes such as non-destructive testing of units.
Pre-shipment InspectionIdentifying any problems with a shipment before it departs the supplier.
Process ControlMonitoring and controlling supply chain processes. For example, obtaining documents such as shipping documents and customs documents to analyze them for errors.
EscalationEscalating issues to management and to the supplier to prevent disruption of business processes such as a production line, construction project or voyage of a cruise ship.
AcceptanceInspection and testing of products when they are received. This may be done in the field. For example, at a construction site.
Overage, Shortage & DamageFollow up with supplier on any order problems such as overage, shortage and damage.
PenaltiesAccounting for any penalties that may occur based on contracts with suppliers.
AccountingContributing data and analysis for accounting processes such as accounts receivable and inventory.
Supplier ManagementSupplier management such as evaluation of a supplier's performance.
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