Webinar About Walking the Talk
by IQS and Smithers Quality Assessments
Who Should Watch: Organizations in manufacturing either currently evaluating implementation or considering a transition to ISO 9001:2015. The 2015 Update of ISO 9001 is accepted by the quality professional community as one of the most significant updates to the standard. Of the numerous changes, one very important shift is pertaining to leadership’s commitment to quality and showing evidence demonstrating involvement, commitment and accountability to the quality process.
As a seasoned and respected registrar, SQA delivers their insight regarding the changes to ISO 9001:2015 related to leadership and the significant impact in the way quality management is viewed vs. how it should be viewed and treated by organizations. The strategic importance of quality, quality culture, and required evidence of engagement and commitment will also be examined.
IQS provides a brief description of how technology, specifically enterprise quality management software (EQMS), is well placed to provide all the tools necessary to serve leaders with the necessary information while ensuring evidence of conformance with the new requirements.
4 Must-Haves to Gain Exec Support for Your Quality Management Initiative
Webcast by LNS Research
LNS Research hosted a live webcast featuring research analyst Dan Jacob, who presented the firm’s latest findings for professionals concerned with driving Quality Management.
Have you identified a fledgling quality initiative to fix the bottlenecks in your processes? Or, perhaps you need that application with the latest technology that is sure to improve performance. You might have even discovered the perfect approach to advance a culture of quality.
Now that you know the solution to get the quality ball rolling in your organization, the real challenge is to promote your vision and justify positive change. The first critical first step is to help execs – and finance – understand the business value and get their support for the project. But how?
In this webcast, you’ll learn critical skills, strategies, and data to become an effective change agent. We’ll explain:
- What management needs to know to give support
- How to align with corporate trends and objectives to advance your cause
- Where to look for backing from other functions and groups and why they care
- Which frameworks and industry statistics support your argument
Who should attend:
- Quality managers and leaders
- Quality engineers
- Process engineers, reliability engineers
- Six Sigma black belts
- Supplier quality professionals
Listen now and take the first step toward getting executive support for your quality project. Read the blog summary here.
Technology for Divisional Quality │ Learning from a Corporate Quality Manager
During this webinar interview, best practices are shared as Anton Grots, Corporate Quality Manager at US Tsubaki, chats about implementing an enterprise quality management software system plus how EQMS improved their quality management performance and reduced compliance overhead for the division.
Hear more about the experiences and valuable insight of this top quality professional who has achieved success with a mature EQMS implementation across multiple processes and multiple manufacturing locations. More about US Tsubaki.
Touch Points Include:
- Landscape & objectives on their quality systems
- Real life implementation experiences
- Benefits realized & areas of improvement
- Top lessons learned & moving into the future
Read the blog summary here.
The perceived quality of a company’s products and services is directly connected to corporate Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) such as market share, brand, customer retention, revenue and earnings. Companies with a culture of quality recognize the contribution of quality and EQMS to corporate success, and recognize the importance of the quality team as the leaders of corporate quality efforts across functions. These mature Quality organizations have visibility, influence and priority with the C-suite and/or Board of Directors. Their quality investments are justified at the executive level based on impacts to the Total Cost of Quality, and the Value of Good Quality – the value generated when mature quality management is aligned to strategic objectives and deliver measurable impact to KPIs.
Unfortunately, quality management is often characterized by fragmented operational excellence (people, process and technology), disconnected from corporate objectives, with poor real-time metric capture and an inability to relate corporate metrics to quality practices and processes. Typically, organizations do not have the evidence to connect quality management to corporate strategy, and therefore business cases generate insufficient investment and priority. Without this evidence, this situation leaves Quality leaders in most companies in a Catch-22.
Quality leaders need an evidence-based connection from quality management practices and EQMS to corporate strategy and financial performance. This webinar will demonstrate why and how this can be done.
LNS Research Webinar: Sponsored by IQS.
For quality and operational professionals, it’s not enough anymore just to produce high-quality products. Driven by factors such as rising customer standards and activity, increasingly stringent regulatory environments, and complex global supply chains, market leading companies today are connecting data around these and other challenges, or “closing the loop,” to continuously improve upstream operations.
Developing these Closed-Loop Quality Management capabilities requires architecting business processes like corrective and preventive actions and document management throughout engineering, manufacturing, the supply chain and customer experience.
Today’s market leaders understand that quality is a shared responsibility, not a department, and are supporting these business processes through the use of enterprise applications like Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Statistical Process Control (SPC), Enterprise Quality Management Software (EQMS), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), and others to foster collaboration, improve analytics, and present a single version of the truth.
In this free webinar, the presenters draw upon research data collected from more than 1,000 quality executives to detail the critical steps and components needed for creating the type of robust closed-loop quality management environments that push companies to the top of the market.
Specifically, topics include:
- The business process and enterprise applications that must be harmonized and managed centrally vs. those that should remain locally managed
- The most important metrics for effectively benchmarking closed-loop quality management initiatives
- The current state of closed-loop quality management capabilities by industry -Strategies for enhancing closed-loop quality management and quality analytics to enable increasingly predictive decision making
LNS Research Webinar sponsored by IQS.
Disconnected and disparate quality systems limit many companies’ abilities to capture value from the new wealth of information (from a combination of cloud, machine-to-machine, the Internet, social, and big data analytics) and use it to drive continuous improvement across the value chain.
Quality Digest’s Editor-in-Chief, Dirk Dusharme, and LNS Research’s President & Principal Analyst, Matthew Littlefield, promote a discussion on how EQMS, closed-loop quality strategies, and harmonized quality processes for NC/CAPA, Audit Management, Complaint Management, and more can help companies respond to the demands of becoming a customer-centric organization.
Highlights of this recorded webinar include:
- The Customer Centric Organization (the changing customer, the internet & smart machines, the impact on manufacturing organizations)
- Understanding Closed-Loop Quality (EQMS architecture, technology adoption trends)
- Benchmarking the Value
- Recommendations for Success
LNS Research Webinar sponsored by IQS.