Quality, to Infinity and Beyond at Infusion 2014

Posted by Paul Leavoy on Wed, May 07, 2014 @ 10:30 AM

Recently LNS Senior Associate Mehul Shah and I had the pleasure of attending and speaking at Infusion 2014 in sunny Marina Del Rey near Los Angeles, CA. The event, a semiannual manufacturing intelligence conference held by InfinityQS, shows users of the software how to give their metrics meaning, identify areas for improvement, and turn manufacturing information into actionable data.

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Tags: Supply Chain Management, Quality Management, Supplier Quality Management, Statistical Process Control, SPC Software

Conflicted on Conflict Minerals? Here’s What You Need to Know

Posted by Paul Leavoy on Fri, May 02, 2014 @ 09:02 AM

There’s been increasing talk about incoming conflict mineral reporting requirements among manufacturers across the U.S.–not to mention suppliers around the globe–and the impacts these rules are going to create. And that’s understandable. After all, the new requirements are going to have a seismic effect on how manufacturers do business and achieve visibility and traceability across their entire supply chains.

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Tags: Supply Chain Management, Supplier Quality Management, Product Traceability, Compliance Management

A Lesson in Risk-Based Supplier Quality Management [Executive Q&A]

Posted by Mike Roberts on Fri, Jan 31, 2014 @ 06:00 AM

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Tags: Quality Management, Case Study, Supplier Quality Management

Why Supplier Relationships and Defining Quality Matter [Executive Q&A]

Posted by Mike Roberts on Tue, Jan 14, 2014 @ 06:00 AM

While managing supplier quality may be equally as important as it was a decade or two ago, it’s becoming an increasingly challenging task as today’s economy continues to globalize. More often than not, behind every company producing a complex product there’s a complex supply chain. This growing number of factors to manage can be overwhelming and even detrimental to quality. Fortunately, many market leaders have figured it out.

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Tags: Quality Management, Case Study, Supplier Quality Management

5 Supplier Quality Management Strategies You Need to Know

Posted by Mike Roberts on Mon, Dec 09, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

Building a strong supplier quality management strategy isn't only advisable, it's requisite in today's global economy. And market leaders are turning it into a competitive advantage.

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management Software, Supplier Quality Management

Mitigating Supply-Chain Risk, OEE in Packaging, The Future of Global Manufacturing, and more...

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, Jun 23, 2013 @ 10:00 AM

What do a panel of industry experts forecast for the changing global manufacturing industry? How effectively can quality management software oversee the actions within your supplier network? Or, is measuring overall equipment effectiveness really as easy as they say? Gain valuable insight into these pressing questions below.

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management Software, Supply Chain Management, Weekly Roundup, Quality Management, Supplier Quality Management, Quality Risk Management

Does Supplier Quality Improve the New Product Introduction Process? [DATA]

Posted by Mike Roberts on Tue, Jun 04, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

Because research has shown that the earlier a defect or nonconformance is caught the less expensive it will be in the long-run, it’s critical that end-to-end quality capabilities extend from suppliers all the way through service and everything in between. This is especially true in discrete manufacturing industries such as electronics or high-tech, where the ability to balance quality and product complexity is often the source of a competitive advantage.

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Tags: EQMS, Quality Metrics, Supplier Quality Management

Companies With EQMS Outperform Others in OEE Performance [DATA]

Posted by Mehul Shah on Mon, May 20, 2013 @ 09:20 AM

Most people think quality's all about compliance, but it delivers operational benefits as well. From our research, it’s apparent that companies that have taken an integrated, holistic approach to quality with technology such as enterprise quality management software (EQMS) considerably outperform others in key quality performance indicators.

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Tags: EQMS, Manufacturing Metrics, Quality Management, Supplier Quality Management

Improving Performance in F&B with Enterprise Quality Software

Posted by Mike Roberts on Mon, Mar 25, 2013 @ 04:05 PM

Success in F&B has a swarm of challenges that go hand in hand with the ability to deliver high quality products and processes. With hurdles such as shrinking operating margins, managing the complex global supply chain, and an ever-tightening regulatory environment, there’s little room for error across the value chain.

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Tags: EQMS, Quality Management, Supplier Quality Management

5 Quality Management Areas that Will Get Executive Attention in 2013

Posted by Mehul Shah on Mon, Jan 14, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

Over the past year, the LNS Research team interacted with hundreds of quality executives via online survey and live discussions at industry events. To date, we’ve collected responses from over 900 executives and have analyzed critical quality management trends such as the strategic initiatives companies are undertaking, metrics being measured, best practices, the use of quality management software, etc.

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Tags: EQMS, Manufacturing Metrics, Quality Management, Supplier Quality Management