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Pioneers of Quality Control & Quality Assurance

Posted by Mary McAtee on Apr 30, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Mary McAtee, Quality Assurance and Quality Control, Quality Assurance Management, Quality Control in Manufacturing, Quality Assurance Software, quality control

Help Define Quality Management Best Practices

Posted by Stephen Cummings on Feb 11, 2013 @ 01:27 PM

Depending on the culture, size, industry and the challenges that you are facing, your organization focuses on employees, customers, or business optimization and leverage various processes, tools, metrics and controls during the implementation of their Quality Management programs. This study, conducted by the Aberdeen Group, will allow your organization to benchmark itself against peers and Best-in-Class companies according to its ability to provide safe and on-spec products to the marketplace and track these products across the extended value chain.

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Topics: Quality Management Systems, Quality Control in Manufacturing, Best Practices

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

Significance of Automotive Quality Management

Posted by Daniel Schmitt on Oct 12, 2012 @ 11:00 AM

I've been a sales engineer here at IBS for over five years now. I've witnessed firsthand the impact the financial crisis has had on companies. Recent events seem to be indicating a change for the better. Over the last year my trips to Detroit have quadrupled. As the health of the economy has begun showing signs of improvement, many of our customers, especially from the automotive industry, are significantly increasing production and sales. Every day I talk to customers who see the need for a quality control and for whom a quality management system becomes of significant importance. They believe that having a good QMS in-place is an important distinguisher from competitors. People are becoming more and more aware that Quality is not just a “service” that needs to be addressed but that it actually increases revenues and profit in the long run. Customer retention is continues to be recognized as critical to business health. A robust quality management system is recognized as the best safeguard of long term business relationships.

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Topics: Automotive Quality Management, Production Quality Control, Quality Management Systems, Quality Management Software, SPC, CAPA, Quality Control in Manufacturing, FMEA, Automotive, Traceability, Warranty, Detroit, Track & Trace, Receiving Inspection, AIAG

Survey: Large Manufacturers More Likely to Embrace Reshoring

Posted by Ashley Osgood on May 02, 2012 @ 10:16 AM

After Harry Moser of the Reshoring Initiative's nomination for Quality Professional of the Year 2012, it looks as though Reshoring is trending. According to a recent Reuters article by Nick Zieminski, large U.S. manufacturers are much more likely to shift production from China back to the United States. The reason for this production quality control manufacturing shift is because of the United States' low-cost labor status due to high unemployment. These claims come from a February 2012 survey from the Boston Consulting group.

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Topics: Production Quality Control, Quality Management Software, Quality Control in Manufacturing

The Case for Inspection Plan Management Software

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Apr 17, 2012 @ 09:14 AM

To build an integrated shop floor quality control program, you need a solid foundation in inspection plan management. Planning your inspection activities is a vital part of performing consistent, standardized statistical process control and IG/OG control. Companies that focus on IPM guarantee product and process quality, while reducing cost and time-to-market.

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Topics: Production Quality Control, QSYS, Quality Assurance and Quality Control, Quality Control in Manufacturing

The Landscape for Quality Management Systems

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Apr 03, 2012 @ 09:01 AM

We recently came across a great article published by Medical Product Outsourcing that nicely summarizes the landscape for QMS.

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Topics: Quality Management Systems, Corrective Actions and Preventive Actions, Document Management Systems, Quality Control in Manufacturing

The Case for CompliantPro: Business Problem Solving Software

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Mar 26, 2012 @ 09:43 AM

As a resource for quality and compliance professionals, the Quality Management 2.0 blog would be remiss to make our subscribers aware of the sophisticated, all-inclusive tool that organizations can utilize to help solve their business problems: CompliantPro.

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Topics: Quality Management Software, CAPA Software, CompliantPro, Quality Control in Manufacturing

The Case for Quality Control Software

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Jan 18, 2012 @ 10:13 AM

Effective quality assurance and quality control is critical for building safe products and attracting loyal customers. Yet manufacturers struggle to eliminate product defects and continuously improve processes while driving down quality costs. If any of the following scenarios applies to your organizations' day-to-day activities, quality control software may be a prudent and profitable option to consider.

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Topics: Quality Management Software, Quality Assurance and Quality Control, Compliance Software, Quality Control in Manufacturing

Quality 101: Improvement Tools Cheat Sheet, Part 2

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Jan 12, 2012 @ 10:00 AM

After our previous post on Quality Improvement Tools by Shewhart and Deming, here is the continuation explaining in-depth the remaining continuous process improvement tools. These tools can help accomplish purposes of our quality improvement techniques, with these tools alone or incorporated within software quality management systems.

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Topics: Quality Management Systems, Quality 101, Quality Control in Manufacturing, Auditing Software

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