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Manufacturing surges upward

As a quality professional in today’s challenging manufacturing sector, you may already know there is good news in your industry: production is growing rapidly, despite previous prognostications that it was declining and would continue to do so. February 2017 statistics indicate the forward momentum has been consistent for the last 93 months, even as the […]



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Using Corporate Memory to Solve Manufacturing Challenges

Corporate memory is the accumulation of knowledge within an enterprise. An “effective” memory includes the efficient storage, retrieval, and use of that knowledge at every level at which it is needed. The corporation that develops an effective corporate memory is ready to meet the challenges that impact today’s complex and ever-changing global market. Knowledge is […]



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The four worst document control problems

If your company has developed flawless document control systems, consider yourself among the elite. For the rest, there is always room for improvement, especially when it comes to a critical compliance requirement. During your time as a quality management professional, you undoubtedly have come across the top four document control problems. 1. Manual, paper-based systems […]



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Quality management in oil and gas-automating ISO 29001:2010

When you consider how much quality management systems have evolved, the oil and gas industry stands out as a prime example of what is possible when automating QMS. If you do not work in oil and gas, this post gives a quick introduction to ISO 29001:2010 and its benefits. As you might expect, ISO 29001:2010 […]



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Cross-industry adoption of PPAP

If you work in automotive manufacturing, you already know how critical it is to develop a sound product part approval process. Generally, PPAP provides automotive manufacturers and their suppliers with standardized processes to ensure quality. Here is a quick breakdown of PPAP and what makes this process so important to successful manufacturing outcomes. History of […]



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Top 4 issues in manufacturing

As a skilled quality professional, you have to be prepared when unforeseen setbacks threaten to derail your best efforts. Furthermore, enterprise quality management software can provide you with numerous opportunities to optimize your company’s quality processes at a global scale. Moving forward, you have a clear responsibility to utilize EQMS and other emerging technologies to […]



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Forming excellent supplier partnerships

Managing supplier quality and performance is as simple – and as complicated – as instilling the habit of excellence in yourself and in your suppliers. In general, people (and yes, you are “people” and your suppliers are “people”) live up or down to the expectations that you place on them. Expect that you will be […]



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ISO 9001 top management’s commitment to the QMS

If you were not able to join IQS’s latest informative webinar, Top Management’s Leadership and Commitment to the QMS, this post provides a concise breakdown of its key points. For the sake of convenience, you can replay this presentation to discover what makes ISO 9001:2015 so different from previous iterations of the standard. The information that you […]



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The Value in Supplier Partnerships

Customer complaints can be the most difficult portion of running a business, and the most costly. One bad review can wipe out any number of positive reviews. What does this have to do with your suppliers?  Your product is only as good as your suppliers’ best efforts. There is increased value in supplier relationships. It […]



 

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