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Top 4 Reasons to Update to Quality 4.0

Posted by Dan Jacob on Tue, Aug 15, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Quality 4.0 is the Digital Transformation of people and processes to drive quality improvement (read further here). We’ve been discussing Quality 4.0 with the market, and it’s clear that the statistics are correct. For every one quality leader that is actively working on Quality 4.0, there are 19 or so that are not.

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Tags: Quality Management, Digital Transformation

Quality 4.0: Powerful Innovation Enabler

Posted by Dan Jacob on Tue, Aug 08, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

Quality 4.0 leverages the critical technology changes of Industry 4.0 which enable quality to transform performance, culture, leadership, collaboration and compliance. The transformation will fuel innovation, particularly quality’s ability to contribute to the innovation cycle. LNS Research illustrates how innovation leaders look to quality as an innovation enabler.

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Tags: Quality Management

The Missing Link: Connecting Operational Excellence to Strategic Objectives

Posted by Dan Jacob on Thu, Aug 03, 2017 @ 10:30 AM

Where is your company’s strategic direction, and how well aligned are your actions and strategy to this direction? This might be the most important question you ask today because if you aren’t aligned or aren’t sure what your alignment is, it’s also likely that you suffer from low top management priority, cultural challenges, and insufficient funding.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Quality Management

What is Quality 4.0?

Posted by Dan Jacob on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

Quality 4.0 blends new technologies with traditional quality methods to arrive at new optimums in Operational Excellence, performance, and innovation. The new technologies include Machine Learning/artificial intelligence, connected devices and operations, new forms of collaboration like social media and blockchain, Big Data, Cloud computing, and new apps like AR/VR and mashups.

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Tags: EQMS, Quality Management, IIoT, Digital Transformation

Quality Metrics: Customer Complaints Benchmark Data

Posted by Dan Jacob on Wed, Jul 05, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

Customer Complaint volume is an important metric for measuring customers’ experience and perceived product quality. In fact, it is one of the most widely tracked quality metrics in executive dashboards.

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Tags: Quality Management, Benchmark Data

6 Most Asked Questions from Tuesday's Life Sciences Webcast

Posted by Dan Jacob on Thu, Jun 29, 2017 @ 11:46 AM

On Tuesday, June 27, LNS Research hosted the webcast, “The New Path to Performance: Quality in Manufacturing for Life Sciences.” The presentation explained how manufacturers can surpass “conformance” in quality management to achieve higher levels of performance in operational and financial metrics.

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Tags: EQMS, Quality Management

Dassault Systèmes Delivering the 3DEXPERIENCE

Posted by Dan Jacob on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 @ 11:45 AM

Dassault Systèmes (3DS) held its annual industry analyst event last week and demonstrated real progress in understanding its 3DEXPERIENCE Platform strategy. 

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Tags: EQMS, MOM, ERP, MES, cloud

4 Strategies to Improve Operational Outcomes for Life Sciences Manufacturers

Posted by Dan Jacob on Tue, Jun 20, 2017 @ 10:15 AM

It’s no secret that life science manufacturers operate within a highly complex compliance environment. While some level of customer or industry compliance is inherent for all manufacturers, the global regulatory compliance requirements levied upon life sciences manufacturers are complicated and continuously evolving.

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Tags: Quality Management

4 Mistakes in Your Quality Business Case

Posted by Dan Jacob on Wed, May 24, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Every month I am briefed by a few dozen quality leaders regarding their current initiatives. One prominent recurring theme is the struggle to gain top management priority and financing support for larger quality technology projects, such as EQMS (Enterprise Quality Management Software). Money for quality tech can be slippery even for those with a pressing need, but making these common mistakes really compounds the problem.

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Tags: EQMS, Quality Management, Digital Transformation

5 Mistakes Companies Make When Adopting EQMS

Posted by Dan Jacob on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 @ 11:30 AM

When a person has been in industry for a while, they tend to see the same patterns repeat themselves. How businesses deploy Enterprise Quality Management Software (EQMS) is one example; companies tend to experience a common pathway, and take a similar approach. Often, it takes a lot of time and effort to get the budget for an EQMS deployment, and the budget award is greeted with excitement! All too often this initial euphoria is replaced by disillusionment or disappointment over the course of the project.

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Tags: EQMS, Quality Management