Category: Quality Control

Quality: It’s What’s Driving the Global Automotive Industry

A report issued by McKinsey & Company predicting trends up through 2020 in the global automotive industry identifies four challenges that will affect the industry’s growth.  With these four challenges in mind, we offer quality solutions that effectively hedge or otherwise prepare those working within the industry. Complexity and cost pressure Diverging markets Digital demands Shifting industry landscape “To capture future growth and find profit from these challenges – and to mitigate their risks – OEMs cannot simply turn to their traditional toolbox. They need to review and adjust their strategic priorities, deploy the appropriate investments and resources, and develop new …

Quiz: How Passionate Are You About Quality?

Are you a Quality Aficionado? Use the Likert-type scale below to answer the 20 questions, and then total up your score.   Strongly Disagree>  1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5  <Strongly Agree You notice non-conformances in products when you go shopping. You may or may not speculate what the root cause could be. You notice inefficiencies in the processes of various organizations you interact with outside of work. You often identify how you would do it better. Customer ratings have a significant weight on your personal purchase decision-making process. You notice the word “quality” whenever it’s referenced …

ISO 9001:2015 Transition Video Posted

Don’t miss our latest video discussing the ISO 9001:2015 transition process and questions we’re frequently asked: Also, be sure to download our free gap analysis! Or, check our previous post discussing our Top 5 Tips. Contact us for additional information, or to schedule a complimentary consultation.

Top 5 Best Practice Tips: Implementing or Transitioning to ISO 9001:2015

–Guest blog post by Robert Jasper– The well known magazine manufacturingnews.com and the Dallas Business Journal indicate that 85% of ISO registered firms report external benefits like higher perceived quality, greater customer demand, better market differentiation, greater employee awareness, increased operational efficiency, and reduced scrap expense. Results like 30% reduction in customer claims, 95% improvement in delivery time, reduced defects from 3% to 0.5%, 40% reduction in product cycle time, 20% increase in on-time delivery are achievable after correct implementation of an ISO 9001 based quality management system. For those considering implementing ISO 9001:2015, or for those in the 2008 transition process, here …

A New Year for Quality

As 2016 gets started, there’s reason to believe it will be a good year for quality. We reached out and asked our clients and partners what their quality goals are for the year. We received some positive and reassuring feedback. Common quality objectives and a few helpful resources include: Establish (or improve) a supplier evaluation program.  Download our reference document that discusses Selecting & Monitoring Suppliers. Review some of our audit and inspection reports to assist with identifying considerations. Utilize existing inspection data to identify trends and make improvements. Check out a previous blog post where we use inspection data …