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Medical Device Manufacturing and the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things promises a world of connected devices constantly gathering and sharing data and making you and everything around you “smart.” Every industry is being affected by the IoT boom, but perhaps none has more at stake than medical device manufacturers. A broad range of concerns about IoT technologies are developing among these […]

Top 5 Quality Management Technology Trends

Are you knowledgeable about the latest quality management technology trends? If not, this post will give you an update on the top five technology trends you need to know. Given how much you have come to rely on enterprise software, you simply must be able to speak the same language as your colleagues in IT to […]

Will Wearable Sensors Change the Workplace?

You may be familiar with the general concept of the Internet of Things (IoT), but how will this emerging technology impact manufacturing? Technology pundits continue to portray the Internet of Things (IoT) as the next “smart” revolution, often compared with the proliferation of smartphones several years ago. “Wearable” sensor technology is one such application of […]

Industry Pulse: Manufacturing Metrics That Really Matter

You may find it difficult to benchmark your company’s performance against industry best practices, particularly when it comes to correlating financial and operational metrics. Fortunately, the experts at LNS Research have published an e-book (in conjunction with IQS of course) that provides the insights and context you should know. The LNS Research e-book “Manufacturing Metrics […]

Quality Management Trends in the Life Sciences Industry

As 2014 comes to a close, you may be wondering what to expect in 2015, particularly if you work in the fast-paced life sciences industry. In this article, the top quality management trends in the life sciences industry come into focus, providing you with much needed perspective on where your company stands compared with the […]

Why Use Software to Track Customer Complaints

Your ability to address customer complaints has a direct impact on your company’s bottom line. Every quality professional knows how quickly a seemingly minor issue can cascade out of control into a major recall in the worst case scenario. To help clear the air around this murky issue, this blog post answers the question: Why […]

What is Six Sigma and is Six Sigma Still Relevant?

Critics have questioned the wisdom of relying too heavily on Six Sigma, like so many other quality management buzz phrases, in today’s global manufacturing industry. If you are a strong advocate for Six Sigma-based continuous improvement processes, you should already be familiar with such backlash. Maybe, your company tried to implement Six Sigma and utterly […]

Are PPM Metrics Still Useful When Evaluating Suppliers?

If you work in the automotive industry, you understand how much attention has been paid to supplier quality in recent times. There are many well-established methods for evaluating your company’s supply chain, but are PPM (parts per million) metrics still useful when evaluating suppliers? Some experts say defect PPM metrics are no longer as useful […]

A New Generation of Quality Managers and Technology

Without doubt, your organization will undergo a significant paradigm shift in quality management over the next few years. The new version of ISO 9001 alone promises to make a profound impact on how your organization approaches quality. Not surprisingly, the next generation of quality managers will have to find creative ways to use emerging technology […]

7 Things Every Quality Leader Should Know about Connected Products

Guest Blog By Matthew Littlefield, President and Principal Analyst at LNS Research Connected products and the Internet of Things (IoT) are quickly making their way into our businesses, homes, and lives all around. While this is revolutionizing the end-user experience, it’s having an equally dramatic effect on the organizations delivering those products. For quality managers […]


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