We’ve been talking about the concept of Closed-Loop Quality Management a lot as of late, and with good reason. Today, producing the highest quality products is no longer the only thing organizations can do to differentiate and achieve greater competitiveness.
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This week, we are sharing recent industrial articles that include discussion of implementing manufacturing execution systems (MES), food traceability, and energy management.
Happy Super Bowl Sunday! I thought I’d get in game-day spirit and include a few articles with characteristics correlated to this annual event: Food, Beer, & Energy. More importantly, from an industry perspective, these articles all prove to be industrial news that will undoubtedly affect manufacturing in one way or another.
In the past, we've written about General Motors (GM) and its Closed Loop Quality Management strengths in the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) space, specifically with Dimensional Planning and Validation. We believe the large automotive manufacturer has strong quality management capabilities, so we were surprised to hear the recent recall news. However, it goes to show, even companies with a mature quality program can make mistakes. Some of those mistakes may have been made five years ago or more and can still cause problems today.