Quality Management 2.0 Blog

3 Keys to a Successful Integrated Management System (QMS)

Posted by Jim Verzino on Jun 27, 2013 @ 04:15 PM

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.?

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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

Taking EQMS Beyond NC/CAPA

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Apr 01, 2013 @ 10:21 AM

The Business Case for taking EQMS beyond NC/CAPA

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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

Take the Right Steps When Considering an EQMS

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Nov 28, 2012 @ 11:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Enterprise Quality Management, EQMS, Enterprise Manufacturing Software, LNS Research, Matthew Littlefield

Quality Management "Product Complexity in The Automotive Industry"

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Nov 19, 2012 @ 12:24 PM

Rebalancing the Product Complexity Equation

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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

Who is Measuring the Cost of Quality?

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Oct 16, 2012 @ 11:45 AM

A Guest Post by LNS Research

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Topics: Quality Management Systems, Manufacturing Software, Quality Management Software, Enterprise Quality Management, Cost of Quality, Quality Data Management, LNS Research, Matthew Littlefield

Got Visibility With Your Quality Management Process...?

Posted by IBS America on Oct 09, 2012 @ 12:05 PM

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:

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Topics: Quality Management Systems, Quality Management Software, Enterprise Quality Management, Customer Management Software, IBS User Forum 2012, IBS Client Case Studies, Julie Arensman

LNS Research Attends IBS User Forum

Posted by Kim Edwards on Sep 25, 2012 @ 08:55 AM

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.  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.

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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

Resilience and Risk Management - An Automotive Story

Posted by IBS America on Aug 27, 2012 @ 10:07 AM

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. 

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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

Helping Your CEO With Quality Management, Part 2

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Jul 16, 2012 @ 11:10 AM

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. 

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Topics: IBS at Quality Conferences, Enterprise Quality Management, Quality Data Management

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