Quality Management 2.0 Blog
After our last "Solving Your CEO's Business Problems with Quality" blog post, we wanted to do a follow-up from this same ASQ World Quality Conference session by Mike Adams on how you can take an initiative most important to you and align, communicate, and leverage it to help your CEO solve your organizations' business problems.
One of the issues we see constantly for quality professionals is their desire to communicate more effectively with management. How can you encourage them to make the right company decisions based on your quality data? How can you get them to see what you see?
As quality professionals, you are often faced with collaborating with production processes and other departments within your organization towards a common goal: make the business more profitable. Most often, you have a unique insight as to how to make this possible, but you don't know how to make your vision a reality. To do this, you must understand that one of your most important allies in your company is the financial department, and we'll show you how to speak their language to help your organization benefit.
IBS enterprise manufacturing software has the capabilities and versatility to drive quality improvements across the enterprise for a wide variety of industries. Among the new companies signing on to the dynamic IBS quality management software solution in Q1 of 2012, we are happy to welcome the following company to our robust roster of clients. The following is a company summary of the Wausau Columbus Paper organization as well as a description of their business problems and how IBS was able to help overcome them.
The current dynamic business environment and the competition in today’s slow-growing markets challenge global manufacturers with new requirements such as Built-To-Order, Traceability Management and increasingly short product lifecycles.
Several members of the IBS team a few weeks back joined the top quality professionals in the world at the annual ASQ World Quality Improvement Conference this year taking place in Anaheim, CA. With about 3,000 attendees at the conference (about a 40% increase in last year's attendance, according to an ASQ volunteer), there was about three packed days full of session seminars, workshops, exhibitions, and learning.
We recently attended an informative webinar offered by the Supply Chain Council featuring a panel of influencers who continued the debate of Future Trends and Impacts of Supply Chain Management kicked off at the conference event, and the panel discussion revealed some very interesting trends.
In today’s market, the automotive manufacturing industry is under more pressure than ever before to speed up their entire manufacturing process. From product development to manufacture, it’s now imperative for manufacturers and suppliers to optimize their processes throughout the supply chain in order to reduce their time-to-market, and to meet customer demand.
"Everyone cares about quality. Just ask them. However, unless someone actively measures quality performance, you must question the commitment to improvement."