Quality management (QM) first popped up as long ago as the Middle Ages, when guilds implemented inspections to maintain the quality of their products–and their reputations. Today, QM looks substantially different and can be expected to undergo even more significant evolutions as new technologies and data collections measures come into being.
Separate Inspection Departments
Frederick W. Taylor’s “The Principles of Scientific Management” was published in 1911, and was the first formally provided framework for
New quality management software (QMS) implementation might be one of the most effective changes you can make–but it could also be your costliest. If your implementation goes wrong, you’ll be unlikely to receive a second chance. It’s absolutely imperative that you choose correctly the first time. A good QMS can improve efficiency across the entire company, and provide lean solutions to assist in quality control management. A great system will help by providing the most
For a quality manager or engineer, nothing matters more than preventing a fire before it happens. The continuous improvement process (CiP) can address these concerns, helping the organization find new and better ways to cut costs without sacrificing quality. The continuous improvement model is at the heart of all quality management (QM) systems, including the most common Six Sigma, Toyota Production System, and Total Quality Management theories. In fact, it is a
Do you have a go-to plan to solve problems at work? Let’s look at the PDCA cycle, a no-frill approach to identifying problems, fixing them and monitoring your results.
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What Does PDCA Stand For?
PDCA either stands for Plan Do Check Act or Plan Do Check Adjust. This cycle is ideal for organizations that
The benefits of relying on QM software include reducing waste and costs, developing more efficient processes and setting a general direction for an entire organization. Companies can also easily implement new standards. These are the obvious benefits – but there are other ways in which QM software helps companies get ahead.
Traceability in Case of Audit
Going through an external audit means your organization will have to make relevant data available. The
What makes a good quality management system? Ideally, a quality management solution should have some basic qualities such as simplicity, efficiency, and flexibility. Here are four building blocks for a strong basis, but your QM system should also meet the unique needs and challenges of your industry.
Establish A General Direction
Link your QM system to the mission and values of your organization. Create an action plan that reflects these values through monthly, weekly and
Generally speaking, software refers to code while hardware refers to physical equipment. The programs you run on your computer and the apps downloaded to your phone fall in the software category. On the other hand, your Smartphone, computer and Wi-Fi router belong to the hardware category. The same distinction exists in the world of quality management tools. Quality Management Software allows companies to gather data and to streamline the decision-making process when an issue arises.
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As an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), you’re well aware: your success depends on mitigating risk of product failure. So it’s critical to integrate Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) at the product design and process stages.
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- How Has Quality Management Evolved Since its Inception?
- Features You Should Be Targeting in Your Quality Management Software
- Understanding the Continuous Improvement Process (CiP) as it Relates to Quality Management
- What Does A PDCA Cycle Entail and Why Is It Part Of QM?
- How Companies Can Get Ahead By Utilizing QM Software