Last month we ventured into a new realm of integrated management systems (here it is if you missed it - Stop Wasting Everyone’s Time with a Disjointed QMS). What does it take to implement an integrated management system that cuts across traditional silos like quality, service, production, environmental, financial, health and safety, etc.?
Quality Management 2.0 Blog
Topics: Quality Management Systems, Document Management Solution, Quality Management Software, Jim Verzino, Enterprise Quality Management, IBS America, Integrated Management System, IMS, QMS, integrated management systems
The Business Case for taking EQMS beyond NC/CAPA
Topics: Quality Management Software, Enterprise Quality Management, CAPA, IBS Quality Whitepapers, Supply Management Software, Risk Management, ISO Quality Management System, EQMS, NC/CAPA, Enterprise Manufacturing Software, LNS Research, Matthew Littlefield
A few weeks ago, my guest post on IBS’s Quality Management 2.0 Blog highlighted some of LNS Research’s recent survey results. It showed the connection between quality management objectives and the measurement of the cost of quality. Interestingly, our research also shows that companies measuring the cost of quality are more likely to invest in and leverage a Quality Management Solution.
Rebalancing the Product Complexity Equation
Topics: Automotive Quality Management, Quality Management Systems, Manufacturing Software, Quality Management Software, Enterprise Quality Management, Quality Assurance and Quality Control, Quality Assurance Management, Quality Control in Manufacturing, EQMS, Automotive, Quality Data Management, Enterprise Manufacturing Software, LNS Research, Matthew Littlefield
A Guest Post by LNS Research
During my 16 years as an Account Manager with IBS, I hear the same comments from my prospects over and over and they go something like this:
LNS Research principal analyst Matthew Littlefield attended our 2012 User Forum last week along with many of IBS's partners, customers and prospective customers. Mr. Littlefield recently blogged about how far-reaching quality has become in the organization - a concept that becomes manifest in Enterprise Quality Management Software (EQMS). By this he means that because quality management touches virtually every business function across the enterprise so too must the software that is used to support it. In his post he elaborates how EQMS is delivering the functionalities needed to centralize, standardize, and streamline quality management across the extended value chain. In particular, he notes how the EQMS from IBS extends beyond quality process management, with a wide range of functions including production quality functions like SPC, unlike many QMS vendors.
Topics: Quality Management Systems, Supply Chain Management, Quality Management Software, Enterprise Quality Management, Siemens’ SIMATIC IT, IBS User Forum 2012, EQMS, Traceability Management, Traceability, LNS Research, Matthew Littlefield, Supply Chain
Andrew Zolli, coauthor of the book "Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back," in a recent Harvard Business Review interview relates a story from the auto industry that illustrates the importance of resilience to an organization. He also discusses the strategies for improving the resilience of an organization.
Topics: Automotive Quality Management, Process Control, Manufacturing Software, Supply Chain Management, Enterprise Quality Management, Process Management Software, Enterprise Risk Management, Risk Management Software, Risk Management, Manufacturing Productivity, Enterprise Manufacturing Software, Crisis Management, Resilience, Andrew Zolli
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.