5 Ways to Get More Out of Your Local Quality Management Leaders

Posted by Paul Leavoy on Wed, Apr 02, 2014 @ 12:10 PM

You’re a corporate quality director at a multi-site enterprise with operations spread across the country or around the globe. At some point, you’re going to face the question: how do I keep my local quality leaders engaged, and on the same page?

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Continuous Improvement, Culture

Operational Excellence: A Data-Backed Guide for Manufacturers

Posted by Mike Roberts on Thu, Mar 20, 2014 @ 06:15 AM

At a high level there are two areas that most every business is focused on: (1) optimizing existing human, capital, time, and technological resources to (at the very least) meet performance expectations and (2) finding new and better ways to leverage those resources to continuously improve existing products, services, market share and operating margins.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Culture

Talking Quality Culture With Subir Chowdhury [Executive Q&A]

Posted by Mike Roberts on Fri, Feb 14, 2014 @ 06:00 AM

What's often overlooked by today’s companies is that quality management is as much about people and leadership—the culture—as it is about business processes and technology. Some might even argue that having a sound quality management culture is essential for optimizing those other resources. That said, what is stopping companies from investing in quality programs or change management consulting to make quality every employee’s responsibility?

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Culture

5 Lessons from Bostik's Quality Culture Transformation [Case Study]

Posted by Greg Goodwin on Thu, Feb 06, 2014 @ 09:23 AM

No one can debate that effective quality management is essential to creating a customer-driven operation. And while investing in emerging technologies such as EQMS solutions has proven to drive rapid and quantifiable results in working toward this goal, it’s arguable that the culture in your organization is just as important, if not more so, for improving the quality of products and processes.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Culture

10 Reasons Your Local Quality Management Initiatives are Failing

Posted by Mehul Shah on Fri, Dec 06, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

Implementing and executing on a global quality management initiative is a challenge faced by many of today's leaders, and the same can be said for quality management at the local level. This article discusses the main reasons why local quality initiatives fail to take hold.

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Culture

3 Questions to Answer When Shaping Your Quality Management Culture

Posted by Greg Goodwin on Tue, Nov 05, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

Many companies that have pain points around quality today are exploring different areas for improvement. Some are investing in enterprise quality management software (EQMS) solutions or rethinking the way the cost of quality is measured. These are both initiatives that can have a positive impact on quality and are worth the time and capital investment.

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Cost of Quality (CoQ), Continuous Improvement, Culture

Developing a Business Case for Manufacturing & Supply Chain Integration, The $16.5B Energy Management Market, and more...

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, Jun 30, 2013 @ 09:30 AM

The following articles provide advice for many aspects of an organizational structure. Both top executives and plant managers can find insight to assist them in their current initiatives. These discussions include guidelines to developing a business case for departmental integration, how embracing kaizen can improve employee engagement, knowledgable investments in energy management, and considerations for quality management software selection.

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), #Roundup, Industrial Energy Management (IEM), Continuous Improvement, Culture

9 Uses for Enterprise IT and MOM Software in Manufacturing Strategy

Posted by Mark Davidson on Wed, May 01, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

Manufacturing may be known as the place “where the rubber meets the road,” but that doesn’t necessarily mean that organizations are getting the most out of their production operations. In fact, as I discussed two weeks ago, a considerable number of operations have difficulty with realizing the full potential that manufacturing can generate. While this can happen for a multitude of reasons, in my experience a main culprit can be a misalignment of detailed goals between manufacturing and a company's broader business objectives.

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Tags: Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Culture

A Quick Guide to Aligning Business and Manufacturing Goals

Posted by Mark Davidson on Wed, Apr 10, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

Largely due to the misalignment of goals and objectives, a considerable number of organizations struggle to realize the full business value that manufacturing can generate. From discussions with executives in a wide variety of manufacturing industries, this challenge seems to in one way or another impact the effectiveness of a majority of their organizations. Goal alignment is an issue that even market leaders struggle with and sometimes fail to successfully address.

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Tags: Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Culture

The Do's and Don'ts of Changing a Quality Culture [Executive Q&A]

Posted by Mehul Shah on Tue, Apr 09, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Continuous Improvement, Culture