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.
Quality Management 2.0 Blog
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
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
Topics: Quality Management Systems, Manufacturing Software, Supply Chain Management, IBS User Forum 2012, Supply Management Software, Traceability Management, Traceability, Supply Chain, Barcode Labeling Design