What System Should Own Our Quality Data?

Posted by Dan Jacob on Thu, Jan 14, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

Companies have grounded their corporate image around the concept of pervasive quality and dependability arguably from the origins of advertising. Delivering good quality and dependability does require a pervasive approach, with universal processes, culture and data. It’s no wonder that one of the most frequent questions is “What system should own our quality data?”

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Tags: Quality Software, Quality Risk Management

New Industrial Business Models, Cap & Trade, and The Quality Manual's Death [Roundup]

Posted by Greg Goodwin on Sun, Apr 19, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

There's been some interesting market activity in the past few weeks around business reorganization and strategy, as GE and Caterpillar--two companies with different histories, products, and customers--made large business moves that signal a commitment to invest and innovate around data analytics and Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) technology, moves that are transforming the way they do business. More detail below in this week's roundup.

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Tags: Weekly Roundup, Quality Software

6 Lessons for Global EQMS Selection and Implementation

Posted by Rob Harrison on Thu, Apr 09, 2015 @ 01:41 PM

On March 24, 2015 LNS Research hosted a session of the Global Executive Council where attendees learned about best practices in the selection and implementation of Enterprise Quality Management Software (EQMS) from a global consumer goods organization with over 90 sites in 38 countries and 40,000+ employees. With multiple brands, more than five of which with revenues over $1B each, this was a true representation of a global EQMS deployment.

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Tags: Quality Software

The Benefits of Audit Management in EQMS [Part 2]

Posted by Rob Harrison on Thu, Mar 05, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

In the first part of this series we talked consistency and continuity, and some key benefits delivered by audit management functionality in EQMS. The benefits discussed were more foundational and best practice-driven, like sharing knowledge and guidance at the same time as maintaining frameworks for execution and outcome, rounded off by the preservation of and accessibility to enterprise-wide audit memory.

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Tags: Quality Management, Quality Software

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: Continuous Improvement, Quality Management System, Quality Culture, Quality Software

The Power of Pull for Manufacturers, World's Carbon Footprint, Software Mobility, and more...

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, Jul 07, 2013 @ 10:00 AM

This week's article round-up offers discussion on the evolving manufacturing industry from various perspectives; people, process, and technology. An infographic displaying the world's carbon footprint by nation proves to be visually pleasing and informative.

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Tags: Weekly Roundup, Manufacturing Software, Quality Management, SaaS, Quality Software

Free Webinar: The Global State of Enterprise Quality Management Software

Posted by Mike Roberts on Mon, Jun 24, 2013 @ 03:11 PM

When considering quality management strategies, it’s important to note the different factors that may influence an organization’s approach to implementing solutions in this area. While most companies are in some way trying to cut quality costs and improve manufacturing efficiency, the type of industry and size of an enterprise are, among others, important variables that will ultimately affect that particular company’s pain points and priorities surrounding quality.

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Tags: EQMS, Quality Software