In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as EtQ showing off solution integration; GE releases WIP Solution; chem company earns “Healthy Worksite” certification; and sensors in space with humans.
We have long emphasized the fact that people are central to Operational Excellence and are as much a part of Digital Transformation as the processes undergoing transformation and the technology being used to enact the transformation.Read More
Although there is no bad time to improve quality management maturity, a ripe time is during fiscal planning for a new year. Executives that are impacted by the quality of products or services, as well as quality professionals, should ask two questions:
- "Just how mature is my company’s quality program?"
- "What challenges must be addressed to increase maturity?"
This year’s IQS user group conference was a big deal, and not because LNS had the opportunity to present on the second day. It served as the launch pad for IQS’ next generation Enterprise Quality Management Software (EQMS) platform known as Trubox™.Read More
Mature and well-run companies that aim to displace incumbents and bring new products to market faster embrace a risk-based approach. They have to because with greater velocity in the new product process the increase in risk is inherent.Read More
MITRE: Harnessing Big Data One Organization At a Time
Precision is key and MITRE Corporations understands that better than anyone. MITRE, being a corporation specializing software widely used by the government, has a hand in Homeland Security. Security technology is needed to obtain better mapping-technology choices. Even though current technology makes it easier than ever to navigate locations via GPS, it’s not good enough for Homeland Security use.Read More
Earlier this week LNS Research conducted an interview with an Enterprise Quality Management Software (EQMS) deployment veteran. The conversation was specifically targeted at capturing the essential ingredients of a successful, best practice driven EQMS vendor selection process, but also touched upon a core philosophy about how to approach quality management that I want to share.Read More
On January 26-28, I had the opportunity to attend the Oracle Value Chain Summit (VCS) in San Jose, CA. The theme of the event was “Enabling Agents of Change.” Over 2,500 Value Chain experts representing more than 425 companies from 31 countries attended this year's VCS, and the attendees had the chance to hear from thought leaders, practitioners, and executives on a range of business and technology topics across engineering, product development, manufacturing, maintenance, quality management, and more.
Audit management is an area where enterprise quality management software (EQMS) has a solid history in harmonizing direct and indirect processes, and providing a strong ROI. Some might argue that audit management should take priority over other processes given that it has a correlation with performance, something we will discuss below.
The impact of training management is often overlooked by executives, despite its grave importance and close connection to compliance, quality, health, safety, and a wide variety of other key areas related to business performance. Fortunately, automation, combined with other next-generation software capabilities has transformed training management into a tool that’s more useful than ever.