I would have to say that one of my favorite Quality activities is performing audits and training auditors.
Quality Management 2.0 Blog
Topics: Quality Management Systems, Supply Chain Management, Quality Management Software, IBS America, QMS, CAPA, Mary McAtee, Audit Management, Corrective Actions and Preventive Actions, Supply Management Software, Auditing Software, ISO9001
A couple of blog posts ago I wrote about a warning I had once received to carefully distinguish between fads and fashion versus legitimate innovations and quality tools that stand the test of time. Risk Assessment is certainly not new but it seems to currently be the popular kid in the class. The idea of risk analysis as part of Design and Process FMEAs have been the standard within the Auto Industry for many years. Likewise, Risk Assessment is and has been an important element of Environmental Risk Management.
It’s been said that supply chain risk today is riskier than ever before. Why? Well, there are several reasons.
Topics: Quality Management Systems, Supply Chain Management, Quality Management Software, Food and Beverage Control, Quality, Compliance Software, Supply Management Software, Supply Chain Risk, ISO Quality Management System, Mike Richman, Quality Digest, Supply Chain
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
The supply chain manager depends on a presumption of quality from his suppliers. But what can he do to evaluate his suppliers even before he has a track record from working with them? The automotive industry has developed a tool that helps suppliers provide their customers with an assurance of their ability to meet supply chain performance commitments. The tool, with the odd handle of "MMOG/LE", is a standardized self-assessment survey made up of 206 questions that a supplier would complete and provide to a customer. (Right now, Chrysler, Ford, and GM require MMOG/LE from their suppliers.)
Topics: Quality Management Systems, Supply Chain Management, Electronic Document Management, Customer Management Software, Document Management Systems, Supply Management Software, Continuous Improvement, AIAG, Supply Chain
Topics: Quality Management Systems, Manufacturing Software, Supply Chain Management, IBS User Forum 2012, Supply Management Software, Traceability Management, Traceability, Supply Chain, Barcode Labeling Design
"Everyone cares about quality. Just ask them. However, unless someone actively measures quality performance, you must question the commitment to improvement."
Product quality problems don’t happen overnight, nor are they the result of a crippled procedure or one poorly conceived policy. The problems have brewed over time, sending out signals that risks to product quality are growing.
In today’s competitive marketplace, outsourcing has become an effective way to keep pace with rapidly advancing technologies and increasing pressure to trim time-to-market. But it also presents significant regulatory challenges, as Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) must monitor and control supplier performance in order to maintain compliance and ensure product quality.