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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 […]



The MES role in manufacturing technology_IQS

The MES role in manufacturing technology

As a quality professional involved in the world of manufacturing, you are likely already aware that MES stands for manufacturing execution system. These systems are used to monitor and control the work currently in progress on the floor of a factory. These systems receive data constantly from employees, monitors and even robots. Read more about […]



The shift to artificial intelligence in manufacturing_IQS

The shift to artificial intelligence in manufacturing

Manufacturing has seen many new innovations over the years, but few of those have had as much impact as artificial intelligence. Nearly every process is going to change as AI, machine learning, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are fully implemented. But is the manufacturing ready for these changes? Read on to learn more about […]



Cloud vs Edge Computing_IQS

Tech Trend Cloud vs Edge Computing

Your company has likely transitioned at least some of its technology services and infrastructure to the cloud over the last few years. The benefits of cloud computing are undeniable. Everything from smartphones to video games now depend on the cloud, so there was a frantic rush across sectors to move there. But is the cloud […]



 

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