The Business Case for taking EQMS beyond NC/CAPA
Quality Management 2.0 Blog
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
Especially in larger enterprises, the tendency exists to implement multiple business software applications that address specific business requirements. Many of these specific requirements actually have a lot in common and fundamentally share the same foundation attributes. Those of us who spend the majority of time focused on Quality Management initiatives across global companies, consistently uncover many “Silo’ed” approaches to Document Management or more precisely Document Control. Many different applications, software frameworks and variety of homegrown variations of workflow management solutions designed to manage documents and forms are found across many different functions.
Topics: Quality Management Systems, Quality Management Software, CompliantPro, QSYS, Michael Rennell, QSi Systems, Environmental Compliance Software, QSi Now!, EQMS, Product Quality Control, Product Lifecycle Management
I was conducting a planning session with a new client recently and as I looked around the room at the implementation team I asked who was representing EH&S? I knew they had purchased the EH&S modules but they weren’t represented in the project plan and time line they had presented to me. The team leader responded that I would be meeting with personnel from the Environmental Management Group and Corporate Safety Team for separate planning sessions, plural.
Topics: Quality Management Systems, Environmental Quality Management, Compliance Software, Environmental Management System, Environmental Management Software, Environmental Compliance Software, 9001 Software, EQMS, Regulatory Requirements with EH&S
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