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Three Ways Quality Drives Innovation

Posted by Dan Jacob on Fri, Sep 15, 2017 @ 09:08 AM

Quality can be a tough job.  Fighting fires, preparing for being audited, performing audits, scrutinizing risks and finding root causes, monitoring suppliers, adapting to new customer requirements and updated standards, and so on.  Then acquire a dozen companies (or be acquired), and replicate all of this work at business units, sites, and suppliers around the globe.

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management Software, Quality Management

5 Most Asked Questions from the Quality 4.0 Webcast

Posted by Dan Jacob on Fri, Aug 25, 2017 @ 02:00 PM

On Thursday, August 24, LNS Research hosted the webcast, “Quality 4.0: What You Should Know, How to Get There.” The presentation examined what quality innovation leaders are doing with data, analytics, connectivity, and apps to achieve continuous improvement and considerable operational and financial performance advantages. The discussion included an examination of how to build an effective strategy to reach Quality 4.0.

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management Software, Quality Management, Digital Transformation, Machine Learning

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