Quality management extends far beyond end-product quality and involves areas such as training, supply chain management, and governmental compliance. That's why most businesses implement quality management software (QMS) to oversee quality processes.
Quality Management Software: Everything You Need to Know
A QMS Resource for Quality Champions: news, perspective and commentary on hot issues in quality and quality management.
The QMS as an Essential Worker During the Pandemic and Beyond
Our CTO, Morgan Palmer, recently wrote an article for Quality Magazine pointing out the beneficial role of quality management systems (QMS) in helping companies stay afloat during this time of massive change. With labor shortages, new processes, such as remote audit management, required of remote and hybrid workers, the pressure to source components and improve supply chain quality has become more important than ever.
The Importance of Supplier Quality Visibility in the Rapidly Expanding EV Market
A look at how automated processes can affect quality in automotive manufacturing. Particularly looking at how quality analytics can be used to offer enterprise-wide visibility. This is especially important as the demand for EVs increases. With a higher production rate, it's important that quality is maintained.
Building a QMS Foundation Using Documentation
Building a quality management system (QMS) foundation requires spending time on the fundamentals. The building blocks of a good QMS ensure that every function and process implemented can be understood easily, used collaboratively, and updated automatically. Ensuring this is a reality involves using proper documentation.
Nike’s Supply Chain Disruption and Supplier Quality
Currently, Nike faces a two to four-month production shutdown across its external partners in Vietnam. That downtime translates into over 160 million shoes lost due to production challenges and quality management issues. This article discusses Nike's current supply chain challenges, revealing the importance of consistently improving supplier quality with advanced data analysis.
Disruption Powers Digital Supply Chain Investments
Things moved quickly when the pandemic first hit, and it was the businesses embracing digital that could weather the storm. With everyone required to stay home, e-commerce sales jumped 44% in 2020. The businesses that could respond to the global situation and offer online ordering were the ones who managed to get through the worst of the lockdowns.
What Can We Learn About Quality from Formula One Racing?
A piece that relates different elements of motorsport to quality. For example, the Mercedes F1 team has a high-quality car, and the results are clear; they've dominated in recent years. The lesson from this is that with consistency, the right team and proper quality control, performance will also be high —which, of course, translates to ROI.
Solving the Semiconductor Shortage with Advanced QMS
Global industries are buckling under a semiconductor shortage—and unlike other shortages either directly or indirectly caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the semiconductor bottleneck has staying power.
Seeking a Certification? ISO 14001 Explained
With the advent of new ESG disclosure rules from the SEC, ISO 14001 is more important than ever. Is your company ready to meet new investor demands?
Four Tips for Monitoring Food Supplier Quality Compliance for 2021
In late 2019, the FDA announced that it would soon be moving from education to enforcement where its Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was concerned. Then 2020 happened.
Building More Resilient and Sustainable American Supply Chains
The Biden-Harris Administration in the United States released a comprehensive report titled "Building Resilient Supply Chains, Revitalizing American Manufacturing, and Fostering Broad-Based Growth." Learn about the report's recommendations for improving American supply chain sustainability in this post.
Quality Management and Digital Transformation
As companies pursue digital transformation efforts, an automated QMS can often be their secret weapon.
Making Quality Count
Morgan Palmer, ETQ CTO, discusses quality management systems best practices in this post from the Forbes Technology Council.