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Control supplier quality with EQMS_IQS

Control supplier quality with EQMS

Airbus SE recently made the headlines after terrifying footage of a motor disintegrating in mid-flight surfaced. Boeing faced a somewhat similar situation a few years ago when the company had to temporarily ground every 787 jet after a battery fire erupted on a plane in Boston and a smoldering battery disrupted a flight headed toward Japan. The problem came […]



Quality 4.0 helps leaders benefit from technology_IQS

Quality 4.0 helps leaders benefit from technology

Is your company grappling with the hard-hitting waves of technological disruption? Simply using technology at your business does not ensure success. Apps are a particularly useful example of technology that fails to live up to its hype: Only 200 apps out of around 1.6 million enjoy a whopping 70% of use. IQS understands that the responsibilities of […]



IATF 16949 reboots automotive quality_IQS

IATF 16949 reboots automotive quality

As a quality professional, you understand how difficult it is to exceed regulatory standards. Even if you do not work for an automotive manufacturer, you can take automotive compliance as a prime example of what enterprise quality management software can do. Today, all manufacturers are rebooting quality management systems to align with revised ISO-based standards like IATF […]



The Upside to an Integrated EHSQ Management System_IQS

Integrated EHSQ management systems boost your bottom line

Ever wonder what rock-solid companies like Coca-Cola, SC Johnson, and Toyota have that keeps them at the top of their industries year after year? IQS’s The Upside to an Integrated EHSQ Management System takes you beyond the hype and headlines to reveal a key aspect of leading companies’ business success: a commitment to integrating and managing Environmental, […]



Why are medical device recalls soaring_IQS

Why are medical device recalls soaring?

During the second quarter of 2017, medical device recalls at the Class 1 level spiked by an alarming 88 percent. Recalls at that level typically involve potentially life-threatening situations. Worse, the number of devices affected by those recalls is nearly triple the per-quarter average from 2016. Under normal circumstances, the medical device industry faces demanding quality control […]



Is Quality 4.0 distinct from Industry 4.0_IQS

Is Quality 4.0 distinct from Industry 4.0?

Yes, Quality 4.0 is absolutely distinct from Industry 4.0, but there are several caveats you need to understand. As a quality professional, you have to stay ahead of new trends and buzz phrases. Quality 4.0 and Industry 4.0, two broad concepts that have emerged in the manufacturing trade press, are merely the latest to gain […]



New revisions to AS 9110 present new problems_IQS

New revisions to AS 9110 present new problems

To stay competitive in aerospace and defense, you need to implement an agile, global quality management system. Preparing quality systems for periodic revisions is a constant challenge, especially when adjusting to changes to industry-specific standards. Often, new revisions reveal new problems, so the latest evolution of AS 9110:2016 (i.e., AS 9110C) will be no different. Here is […]



Can quality help the oil and gas industry rebound_IQS

Can quality help the oil and gas industry rebound?

According to the Energy Information Administration, after more than four years of oil prices hovering around $100 a barrel, they plunged sharply in 2014 to approximately $40 a barrel. As you probably noticed, they have remained relatively low ever since. But will the oil and gas industry rebound? This spring, the outlook brightened. “Economic indicators point […]



Tech trend Additive manufacturing in A&D_IQS

Tech trend Additive manufacturing in A&D

The emergence of additive manufacturing, also known as 3-D printing, requires full attention. Since this trend coincides so well with automation and machine learning, it’s incumbent upon you to prepare your company’s quality processes for a refresh. New use cases for additive manufacturing in the aerospace and defense industry are prime examples. Here is an […]



Tech trend disengagements in autonomous vehicles_IQS

Tech trend disengagements in autonomous vehicles

As a quality professional, you understand the process of perfecting a product or process. For many years, the automotive industry has been working to create a safe and reliable autonomous vehicle. Although many companies are making great strides, it remains to be seen which one, if any, will be the first to come up with […]



 

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