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Quality Management Systems 101

A quality management system or QMS, is the framework for ensuring that quality objectives and procedures are standardized, communicated and responsive to customer demands. This quality management systems 101 summary highlights what businesses need to know about quality systems and standards. Origins of Quality Management Although quality control has long had a role in manufacturing […]

How to address quality issues efficiently

Quality issues resulting in a major product return could reduce profitability by 3.8 percent on average, without mentioning the damage done to your brand’s reputation. It is possible to prevent or at least limit damages by developing a framework your organization can follow to address quality issues efficiently. Limit damages Quality issues should be addressed with a […]

Why quality 4.0 in the oil & gas industry is necessary

Volatility in the global oil and gas market and the availability of new technology has prompted calls for companies to migrate to a new phase of quality control – Quality 4.0 in the oil & gas industry. Many firms have found success in targeting this new quality perspective in their supply chains. A review of […]

How to improve your quality standards

Your quality standards should detail the procedures to follow to achieve a satisfactory outcome when you offer a product or deliver a service. Your standards should be consistent, precise and ideally exceed customers’ expectations. Here is how you can improve your quality standards. Use the data available to you Data from your customer service department […]

Moving from reactive quality to predictive quality

Your quality strategy shouldn’t be limited to how your organization reacts to quality issues. Predictive quality is the key to achieving consistent results and positioning yourself as a reliable product or service provider. You can switch from reactive quality to predictive quality by learning how to get the most out of your quality control analytics. […]

Deadline looming for ISO 9001:2015 compliance

Manufacturers are aware of the September 2018 deadline for incorporating ISO 9001:2015 compliance changes. If you are resisting the change because you see it as a burden, IQS can help. Here is a quick overview of the requirements, and tips on how to quickly determine what changes your organization needs to make. Organizations have until […]

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The state of automotive quality

The global automotive industry is steadily growing and has broken new boundaries in recent years. Reports show that the production and sales of automobiles is booming in China. The state of automotive quality in industry in North America continues to make a strong recovery while car manufacturers in Europe have begun to post record profits. […]

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Creating a culture of quality

By one account, more than one in five consumers post complaints online about poor quality goods, even while market demands to maintain or improve product quality escalate. In many companies, lax or inefficient quality production metrics are often the consequence of equally lax or even non-existent quality standards throughout corporate culture. Read on to learn […]

Will changes to NAFTA impact automotive quality

Trade deals have been a signature talking point for President Trump. Currently, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFT) is being renegotiated and a new version of this pact could transform the automotive supply chain. The latest news on NAFTA NAFTA re-negotiations between the United States, Canada, and Mexico began in August 2017. The seventh […]

Supplier audits reveal and solve concerns

You already know that your spectacular proprietary product is the culmination of the highest quality parts and materials coupled with exceptional design and workmanship. But what if you have quality concerns with current suppliers or you had to find a new supplier for one or more of those materials? How do you evaluate where problems […]


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