Quality Management 2.0 Blog

7 Tips to Ensure Your New Workplace Initiatives are Successful

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Nov 28, 2011 @ 08:59 AM

Once a new company initiative has been launched, it is often felt that all the hard work has been done.  The reality is that it is only just beginning.

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Topics: CompliantPro, Guest Blog on Quality Management, Health and Safety Software

Quality 101: The Founding Fathers of Quality Philosophies

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Nov 22, 2011 @ 10:11 AM

As we near Thanksgiving, a proud American holiday of tradition, we thought it appropriate to examine the philosophies of some of the great "Founding Fathers" of quality management systems. While we already covered the great Deming 14 Point System in a previous post, the following are great additional core quality assurance and quality control philosophies of Juran and Crosby to help you to brush up on your "quality" history!

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Topics: Quality Management Systems, Quality Assurance and Quality Control, Quality 101, Compliance Software

The Business Value of a Good QMS: New Whitepaper Download!

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Nov 21, 2011 @ 09:26 AM

You understand what quality is, and you understand how important it is to the life of your organization. It’s your responsibility as a quality assurance management professional to assure quality in the goods and services provided by your company, as well as acting as an advocate for quality to upper management. As you may know, this isn’t always easy: convincing C-Level executives of quality value can be daunting, especially when you don’t know where to start.

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Topics: Quality Management Systems, Quality Assurance Management, IBS Quality Whitepapers, ISO 9001 Quality Management System

Quality 101: W. Edwards Deming "14 Points" Explained

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Nov 17, 2011 @ 11:11 AM

The need for a working understanding of basic quality management system statistical principles is at the heart of Deming's teaching. While accepting the ASQ's Shewhart Medal in 1955, he commented that "Statistical theory has changed practice in almost everything. Statistical techniques, in their ability to aid the discovery of causes, are creating a science of management and a science of administration." His quality process message, directed primarily at management, is stated succinctly in his famous 14 Points for Management:

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Topics: Production Quality Control, Quality Management Systems, Quality Assurance Management, Quality 101, Quality Control in Manufacturing

Sherwin-Williams Fined $570k: Poor Environmental Quality Management

Posted by IBS America on Nov 15, 2011 @ 09:20 AM

Sherwin Williams Company has agreed to pay a $570k civil penalty to settle alleged violations of hazardous waste regulations at its paint manufacturing facility located in Baltimore, Md., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced last month.

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Topics: Environmental Quality Management, Stephen Cummings, Compliance Software, Environmental Management System, Environmental Management Software, Environmental Compliance Software

Manufacturers: Innovation Key To Long-Term Growth, Not Cost-Cutting

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Nov 11, 2011 @ 09:04 AM

With the economy in its current state, manufacturers may be cutting costs - but they know that it's not much of a long-term solution. According to a recent Huffington Post article by Bonnie Kavoussi, 90% of manufacturing executives say that innovation will be the key to long-term manufacturing industry growth, not cost-cutting.

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Topics: Production Quality Control, Quality Management Software, Quality Control in Manufacturing

The Case For Risk Management Software

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Nov 08, 2011 @ 07:00 AM

Savvy professionals take a strategic, company-wide approach to enterprise risk management, minimizing all risks that can significantly undermine business value. By performing Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), companies protect the safety of all their resources, including governance, business processes, operations, and network infrastructure.

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Topics: Enterprise Risk Management, Risk Management Software

Response Article: Analysis of Value vs. Investment With Regard to Quality

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Nov 07, 2011 @ 09:24 AM

After reading the impressive guest post "An Analysis of Value vs. Investment When Evaluating Quality" published to this blog by Robert Reid this past September and going through the comments several times, I have found myself reflecting on my AIRSpeed training and experience and realize that we are fundamentally missing the point of quality and COPQ.

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Topics: Quality Assurance and Quality Control, Quality Assurance Management, Guest Blog on Quality Management

Customer: Top 5 Benefits of Document Management Solution

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Nov 03, 2011 @ 09:05 AM

IBS America, Inc. queried some of our customers that have been using the CompliantPro  document control software to gain insight on our products and services. This month, customers were asked to respond with their top 5 features of the CompliantPro product. We've highlighted one of our customers' responses here.

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Topics: Document Management Solution, Document Management Software, CompliantPro, Testimonials, Process Management Software, Audit Management

Quality 101: Employee Involvement and Empowerment

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Nov 01, 2011 @ 09:08 AM

Employee involvement is a vital aspect of total quality management solutions, and also in the success of any business. The need to both grow and succeed in an increasingly competitive marketplace has seen the implementation of various quality initiatives in different companies and organizations.

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Topics: Quality Management Systems, Quality Assurance Management, Quality 101, Quality Control in Manufacturing

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