Quality Management 2.0 Blog

Quality Management Whitepapers: Most Popular Downloads

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Apr 30, 2012 @ 10:00 AM

Since the inception of our Quality Management 2.0 Blog, we've written many informative, research-driven whitepapers on quality management. Topics have ranged from how-to steps involving your quality management system, to informative whitepapers on basic tools and philosophies of quality.

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

Introducing the New IBS America Customer Testimonials Page

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Apr 27, 2012 @ 08:51 AM

IBS America, Inc. is pleased to present the latest quality management resource for those looking to enhance their company processes with quality management software: the IBS America Customer Testimonial Page

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Topics: Quality Management Software, Testimonials, IBS Client Case Studies

Quality Management 2.0 Roundup #4: Most Popular Quality Articles

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Apr 25, 2012 @ 09:43 AM

Since the inception of our Quality Management 2.0 Blog, we've written much content on quality assurance management. Topics have ranged from how-to steps involving your quality management system, to informative posts on basic tools and philosophies of quality.

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Topics: Quality Management Systems, Quality Assurance Management, Employee Training Software

Video: IBS Forum Speaker Ian Mitroff Discusses Crisis Management

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Apr 23, 2012 @ 09:51 AM

IBS values the expertise of individuals in the quality management space, and we're always seeking to educate our quality management readers on the latest research end knowledge in the industry. Here is a video of our keynote speaker at a recent User Forum event discussing crisis management, and what it can mean for enhancing your organization's business value. Don't have time to watch the video? Read the transcript, below!

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Topics: Quality Assurance and Quality Control, Enterprise Risk Management, Risk Management Software

Customer: Video Testimonial for IBS Quality Management Software

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Apr 20, 2012 @ 09:01 AM

If you've subscribed to the IBS America YouTube page, you may notice a few testimonials by our customers for our quality control system software. The following is one of those videos from a longtime customer speaking specifically on how IBS was able to help his organization transfer from a laborous, costly paper quality system to the efficient QMS software he has today. No time to watch the video? Skim the transcript of its contents, below!

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Topics: Quality Management Systems, Quality Management Software, CompliantPro, Testimonials

Reshoring Initiative Harry Moser Named Quality Professional 2012

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Apr 19, 2012 @ 09:40 AM

As a proud sponsor of the Reshoring Initiative, IBS America would like to congratulate guest blogger Mr. Harry Moser on his 2012 Quality Professional of the Year Recognition from Quality Magazine.

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Topics: Quality Management Systems, Document Management Software, Electronic Document Management, Guest Blog on Quality Management

Quality Management 2.0 Roundup #3: Most Popular Quality Articles

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Apr 18, 2012 @ 09:38 AM

Since the inception of our Quality Management 2.0 Blog, we've written much content on quality assurance and quality control. Topics have ranged from how-to steps involving your quality management system, to informative posts on basic tools and philosophies of quality.

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

The Case for Inspection Plan Management Software

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Apr 17, 2012 @ 09:14 AM

To build an integrated shop floor quality control program, you need a solid foundation in inspection plan management. Planning your inspection activities is a vital part of performing consistent, standardized statistical process control and IG/OG control. Companies that focus on IPM guarantee product and process quality, while reducing cost and time-to-market.

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Topics: Production Quality Control, QSYS, Quality Assurance and Quality Control, Quality Control in Manufacturing

New Whitepaper: The Ultimate Quality Management Glossary

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Apr 16, 2012 @ 09:32 AM

The newest go-to guide for every quality professional, the Ultimate Quality Management Glossary contains a comprehensive mix of 150 quality management basic definitions, as well as helpful graphics depicting some key visual terms. This is a perfect eBook for the new quality manager, or for experienced quality management professionals to utilize in new employee training!

Looking for a few samples? Here's just a brief selection of the 100+ terms that are available in the newest IBS quality management eBook download: 

1) Document controlA system of managing, distributing, and controlling documents.

2) FDA 21 CFR Part 11 The FDA’s rule that defines the criteria under which electronic document management records and signatures are acceptable, i.e. equivalent to paper records.

3) HACCP Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point - A quality management system for effectively and efficiently ensuring food and beverage control safety in the United States. HACCP-related regulations for various sectors are established by the Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration.

4) ISO/TS 16949 The automotive quality system standard that harmonizes the supplier quality requirements of the U.S., French, German and Italian automakers. It applies to the design, development, production, installation and servicing of automotive products.

5) NCMR - Nonconforming Material Report  A document describing a defective material, product, or part and how it is dispositioned

In this comprehensive handbook, we have compiled key terms and definitions of quality management systems facts, tools, and other information that you can use to help you take your quality management techniques to the next level. This handbook includes:

  • Thorough breakdowns of standards that all quality managers should be aware of
  • How-To Process and Visual aids of basic quality improvement tools, including flow charts, cause-and-effect diagrams, control charts, etc.

  • Common Quality Acronyms and what they mean, such as FMEA, SPC and APQP

  • Key Quality Concepts from quality gurus including work by Deming and Crosby

Download the Ultimate Quality Management Glossary by clicking the button below. This IBS America quality management systems glossary is an excellent resource to keep in mind the basics of quality or to prepare for quality management certification exams.

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Topics: Electronic Document Management, IBS Quality Whitepapers, Food and Beverage Control

OH&S Management: 5 Key Safety Measures Titanic Taught Us

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Apr 14, 2012 @ 02:01 PM

A hundred years ago today, on April 14, 1912, the RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg on her maiden voyage. Travelling from Southhampton to New York with over 2,200 people onboard (including 900 staff), the ship sank within three hours. Around 1,517 people died, with only 710 surviving. The main reason so many died was that the ship only had lifeboats to save 1,178 people, due to outdated maritime OH&S regulations at the time.

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

Quality Management 2.0 Roundup #2: Most Popular Quality Articles

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Apr 11, 2012 @ 10:26 AM

Since the inception of our Quality Management 2.0 Blog, we've written much content on quality assurance management. Topics have ranged from how-to steps involving your quality management system, to informative posts on the philosophies of quality and basic quality tools.

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Topics: Quality Management Systems, Quality Assurance Management, Quality 101

The Case for Quality Management Software

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Apr 10, 2012 @ 09:59 AM

Today’s quality managers face a myriad of challenges, from monitoring quality of goods to organizing documentation to managing compliance with multiple regulations. Many quality departments address each of their functions with a separate set of practices, leading to duplicated efforts and disorganized documentation. This is compounded by a limited, fragmented use of technology to automate processes. If any of the following scenarios apply to your organizations' day-to-day activities, quality management software may be a prudent and profitable option to consider.

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Topics: Quality Management Software, Electronic Document Management, Process Management Software, Compliance Software

Customer: How We Use the IBS Quality Management Software

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Apr 06, 2012 @ 09:20 AM

At our last IBS User Forum, we asked one of our customers to speak on how they have implemented their IBS quality management software. Here is Chip Williams from AFL talking on how they have created a powerful and flexible QMS utilizing compliance management software from IBS America. Don't have time to watch the video? Scan the transcript, below!

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Topics: CompliantPro, Testimonials, Quality Assurance and Quality Control, Compliance Software, Corrective Action Software, IBS Client Case Studies, QSi Now!, Customer Q&A

Quality Management 2.0 Roundup #1: Most Popular Quality Articles

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Apr 04, 2012 @ 09:49 AM

Since the inception of our Quality Management 2.0 Blog, we've written much content on quality assurance and quality control. Topics have ranged from how-to steps involving your quality management system, to informative posts on basic tools and philosophies of quality.

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

The Landscape for Quality Management Systems

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Apr 03, 2012 @ 09:01 AM

We recently came across a great article published by Medical Product Outsourcing that nicely summarizes the landscape for QMS.

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Topics: Quality Management Systems, Corrective Actions and Preventive Actions, Document Management Systems, Quality Control in Manufacturing

April is Quality Assurance Awareness Month!

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Apr 02, 2012 @ 09:09 AM

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Topics: IBS Company News, Quality Assurance and Quality Control, Quality Assurance Management

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