Quality Management 2.0 Blog

Quality Management Expertise is All About the Hours

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Feb 27, 2012 @ 09:28 AM

As a quality management software organization, we found the recent notion of 10,000 hours experience and practice requirement outlined in the 2011 Malcolm Gladwell book interesting. In his book, "Outliers", Gladwell demonstrates this point by delving into the backgrounds of remarkable people (such as Bill Gates and the Beatles, to name a few) by focusing on the circumstances surrounding their success. In his analysis, he determined that no one who succeeds does so without 10,000 hours of practice.

Read More

Topics: Quality Management Software, CompliantPro, Quality Assurance and Quality Control, Quality Assurance Management

The Importance of Quality Assurance: Top 3 Quality Failures

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Feb 23, 2012 @ 09:07 AM

In this video presented at the 20th Annual Audit Division Conference by ASQ, the organization delves into the real costs of poor quality: devastating environmental damage and the loss of human life. Let's take a closer look at the three notorious poor quality examples cited in this Cost of Poor Quality video.

Read More

Topics: Production Quality Control, Quality Management Systems, Quality Assurance and Quality Control, Quality Assurance Management

New Research: Best In Class Companies Have Asset Management Technology

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Feb 21, 2012 @ 09:39 AM

According the the Aberdeen Group Study on Enterprise Asset Management in 2012, it was found that Best-In-Class companies shared characteristics in a common category: Technology.

Read More

Topics: CompliantPro, QSi Systems, Enterprise Asset Management

Automotive Quality Management: Toyota Tops Auto Reliability Survey

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Feb 16, 2012 @ 09:44 AM

According to a recent article from Quality Progress magazine, Toyota and its brands top the Consumer Reports list for Auto Reliability. The luxury nameplate Lexus came in second of the 2011 rankings, Toyota in the fifth slot, with the youth-targeted Scion model topping the list with the #1 Auto Reliability Survey slot, beating out all other competitors for the second year in a row. (Source: QP Magazine, December 2011 edition, Brett Krzykowski)

The brand is also known for its development of the Toyota Production System, which is a socio-technical system, that comprises its quality management systems philosophy and practices. The following are some interesting excerpts of a 2009 presentation of the Toyota Way Principles that shed some light on its quality assurance management. 

1) Long Term Philosophy
Base your management decisions on a long term philosophy, even at the expense of short term financial goals.

2) The Right Process Will Produce the Right Results
Create continuous process flow to bring problems to the surface. Use visual control so no problems are hidden, and use reliable, thoroughly tested process management software technology that serves your people and processes.

3) Add Value to the Organization by Developing Your People and Partners. Grow leaders who thoroughly understand the work and live the philosophy. Respect your extended network of partners and suppliers by challenging them and helping them to improve. (Source: 14 Toyota Way Principles, 2009)
Read More

Topics: Automotive Quality Management, Quality Management Systems, Process Management Software

New Whitepaper: Key Strategies to Succeed at your Next FDA Inspection

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Feb 13, 2012 @ 09:16 AM

We are all aware that the FDA is taking a much stronger position in the world of enforcement and inspection activity. While many of us have had good relationships with our District office over the years (and work hard to maintain those relationships) we should always make certain we are well prepared when the agents show up at our door. Maybe it’s time for a brief refresher with the latest whitepaper now available for download, "Key Strategies to Succeed at your Next FDA Inspection"

Read More

Topics: Document Management Solution, Document Management Software, IBS Quality Whitepapers, Document Management Systems

Trade Show Invitation: Pacific Design & Manufacturing in Anaheim, CA

Posted by IBS America on Feb 09, 2012 @ 03:15 PM

Are you planning to attend the upcoming Pacific Design & Manufacturing show in Anaheim, California next week? On Day 3 of the show (February 16th) at 12:00pm, IBS America's VP of Marketing Stephen Cummings (pictured right) will be delivering an Innovation Brief on how sustainability initiatives can easily be implemented with the right quality management software. These complimentary Innovation Briefs will be located at booth #5293, where knowledgeable industry experts have been invited to give informative presentations on the latest trending topics in design and manufacturing.

Read More

Topics: IBS Company News, IBS at Quality Conferences, Quality Management Software, Stephen Cummings

The Case for Statistical Process Control Software (SPC)

Posted by IBS America on Feb 06, 2012 @ 10:00 AM

Manufacturers improve shop floor quality control by consistently monitoring their production processes and eliminating factors that can damage product quality. But identifying and documenting defects can be a challenging, time-consuming process. Quality managers often feel caught between a desire to take proactive measures against factors impacting production, and budgetary and time constraints that prevent them from performing statistical process control. Quality assurance software from IBS is the solution.

Read More

Topics: Process Management Software, Quality Assurance Software, QSYS Professional

Browse by Tag