Struggling to Measure and Use Cost of Quality? Here’s What to Do About It

Posted by Dan Jacob on Tue, Jul 05, 2016 @ 10:15 AM

Quality organizations generally have a tough time tracking metrics. Inability to effectively track metrics consistently ranks in the top three challenges facing quality leaders. However, Total Cost of Quality (TCOQ) is more than just another quality metric.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, EQMS, Quality Management, Enterprise Architecture

Driving Operational Excellence with Compelling Events: the Good, the Bad and the Destructive

Posted by Dan Jacob on Thu, Jun 09, 2016 @ 10:46 AM

A few years ago, I was working with a High Tech company that had built market leadership around world class product quality, then lost it. Several years prior, the company had gone through a cost-cutting exercise. One outcome of the exercise was a decision to outsource engineering on core products, and while this accomplished the objective of increasing margins for a short time, the brand’s differentiated reputation eroded fairly quickly, market share dwindled, and sales discounting pressure grew.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, EQMS, Quality Management

Veeva Multi-Tenant Cloud EQMS Launched for Life Sciences & IFS Sees IIoT Potential [Monday Musings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Jun 06, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

The #MondayMusings blog series provides executive level insights and analysis for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Digital Transformation from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

Several weeks ago I wrote a post helping to clarify a lot of confusion in understanding what the Cloud is. It didn’t take long for a new Cloud offering in the EQMS space to exemplify the need for this understanding.

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Tags: EQMS, Cloud-Computing, Quality Management, Asset Performance Management, IIoT, Digital Transformation, #MondayMusings

The Single Most Important Factor in Quality Maturity

Posted by Dan Jacob on Tue, May 24, 2016 @ 10:28 AM

How Important is Executive Priority to Quality Management Maturity?

There is a misalignment between the value of Quality Management and Executive perception, but what does this mean to day-to-day Quality Management?

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Tags: Operational Excellence, EQMS, Quality Management

Next Gen EQMS from IQS & Increasing APM Concerns in Rail [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, May 15, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

LNS Research explores recent events and news, such as survey results from ABB identifying how the importance of APM in rail is increasing; IQS releases its latest version of next gen EQMS; Amazon Web Services partners with Salesforce to build an IoT software; and OSHA regulations. 

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Tags: EQMS, Quality Management, Asset Performance Management, Internet of Things, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT, Digital Transformation

Demystifying Smart Manufacturing at MESA & Defining Quality [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, May 09, 2016 @ 10:06 AM

The #MondayMusings blog series provides executive level insights and analysis for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Digital Transformation from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

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Tags: EQMS, Quality Management, Big Data, Internet of Things, MES, #MondayMusings

Breaking Out of the Silo: The Executive Commitment and Quality Business Case

Posted by Dan Jacob on Tue, May 03, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

The 2016 Quality research agenda includes several key topics, but no topic can be more important than the business case for quality. Why? Because the business case for quality both determines funding and, possibly more importantly, sets the stage for executive engagement/sponsorship.

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Tags: Risk Management, EQMS, Quality Management, Digital Transformation

The Changing Importance of Technology in Supplier Quality Management

Posted by Dan Jacob on Tue, Apr 26, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Supplier Quality Management (SQM) is a top of mind concern for Quality leaders. In recent years it has grown in importance, and today quality leaders have disruptive new technologies at their disposal to achieve market leadership.

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Tags: EQMS, Quality Management, Supplier Quality Management

Pilgrim Fusion: Customer Intimacy and SmartStart

Posted by Dan Jacob on Thu, Apr 14, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

LNS Research attended Pilgrim Quality Solutions’ biennial Fusion user event in early April. The Fusion event is hosted every other year in Clearwater Beach, FL, and it provides a great chance to catch up with Pilgrim and its customer community.

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Tags: Risk Management, EQMS, Quality Management

What Does the Sparta-123Compliance Acquisition Mean for EQMS?

Posted by Dan Jacob on Fri, Feb 26, 2016 @ 11:04 AM

Sparta Systems Inc., one of the most well established and largest pure-play vendors in the Enterprise Quality Management Systems (EQMS) space, purchased 123Compliance, an EQMS vendor for the life sciences small and medium business (SMB) space developed on the Salesforce cloud platform on January 20th, 2016. What does this acquisition mean to Sparta and 123Compliance customers and to quality management as a whole? 

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Tags: EQMS, Quality Management, Compliance Management