2014 Quality Summit - Quality for Emerging Technologies
Quality Management 2.0 Blog
We Stand on their Shoulders: Deming and Juran – Pioneers of Quality Control & Quality Assurance
There are not a lot of compelling pluses I can point to for getting older but there are some diamonds among the rust. The events I’ve seen and the people I have met take some of the sting out of the creaking of aging. Over the decades I have had the amazing opportunity to meet some of the people who pioneered and shaped the discipline of Quality Control and Quality Assurance.
Quality professionals are drivers of change - and change isn't always easy, especially when organizations have longtime employees that are set in their ways. However, change is often necessary for continuous improvement: and efforts must be made to make changes happen. We understand that both change, and effective leadership, is difficult. Yet the cornerstones for transformation require self-mastery, interpersonal mastery, value exchange - and, most importantly, change methodology - or the quality assurance management tools that you are already familiar with.
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
When was the last time an inspector from the FDA showed up at your site? While many FDA inspections are scheduled with some advance notification, there is always a possibility that an inspector from the agency could show up at your door any time. Are you prepared?
It is a standard practice to have a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) defining what your organization should do when the FDA (or other government agency) shows up at your site. When was the last time your SOP was reviewed and updated? Are the key quality assurance management players the same? Some of the specific areas that you should consider as part of that procedure should include: